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roam

 (rōm)
v. roamed, roam·ing, roams
v.intr.
1. To move about without purpose or plan; wander. See Synonyms at wander.
2. To turn the attention from one subject to another with little clarity or coherence of thought: I could hear the speaker, but my thoughts were roaming.
3.
a. To move or pass over the body: His hands roamed over her body.
b. To be directed without apparent purpose; look in an idle or casual manner: Her eyes roamed around the room.
4. To use a cell phone network outside of a home service area as defined by a service plan.
v.tr.
1. To wander over or through: roamed the streets.
2. To be directed over or around (an area): Her gaze roamed the beach.
n.
The act or an instance of roaming.

[Middle English romen.]

roam′er n.

roam

(rəʊm)
vb
to travel or walk about with no fixed purpose or direction; wander
n
the act of roaming
[C13: origin unknown]
ˈroamer n

roam

(roʊm)

v.i.
1. to walk or travel without purpose or direction; ramble; wander.
v.t.
2. to wander over or through.
n.
3. an act or instance of roaming; a ramble.
[1300–50; Middle English romen; compare earlier ramen (Layamon), perhaps continuing Old English *rāmian < *raiman-, akin to Old Norse reimt haunted, reimuthr haunter]
roam′er, n.

roam


Past participle: roamed
Gerund: roaming

Imperative
roam
roam
Present
I roam
you roam
he/she/it roams
we roam
you roam
they roam
Preterite
I roamed
you roamed
he/she/it roamed
we roamed
you roamed
they roamed
Present Continuous
I am roaming
you are roaming
he/she/it is roaming
we are roaming
you are roaming
they are roaming
Present Perfect
I have roamed
you have roamed
he/she/it has roamed
we have roamed
you have roamed
they have roamed
Past Continuous
I was roaming
you were roaming
he/she/it was roaming
we were roaming
you were roaming
they were roaming
Past Perfect
I had roamed
you had roamed
he/she/it had roamed
we had roamed
you had roamed
they had roamed
Future
I will roam
you will roam
he/she/it will roam
we will roam
you will roam
they will roam
Future Perfect
I will have roamed
you will have roamed
he/she/it will have roamed
we will have roamed
you will have roamed
they will have roamed
Future Continuous
I will be roaming
you will be roaming
he/she/it will be roaming
we will be roaming
you will be roaming
they will be roaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been roaming
you have been roaming
he/she/it has been roaming
we have been roaming
you have been roaming
they have been roaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been roaming
you will have been roaming
he/she/it will have been roaming
we will have been roaming
you will have been roaming
they will have been roaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been roaming
you had been roaming
he/she/it had been roaming
we had been roaming
you had been roaming
they had been roaming
Conditional
I would roam
you would roam
he/she/it would roam
we would roam
you would roam
they would roam
Past Conditional
I would have roamed
you would have roamed
he/she/it would have roamed
we would have roamed
you would have roamed
they would have roamed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.roam - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employmentroam - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
maunder - wander aimlessly
gad, gallivant, jazz around - wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
drift, err, stray - wander from a direct course or at random; "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't drift from the set course"
wander - go via an indirect route or at no set pace; "After dinner, we wandered into town"

roam

verb wander, walk, range, travel, drift, stroll, stray, ramble, prowl, meander, rove, stravaig (Scot. & Northern English dialect), peregrinate They were encouraged not to let their cattle roam freely.

roam

verb
To move about at random, especially over a wide area:
Translations
يَطوف، يَجول
toulat se
flakke omkring
reika, flakka
klajūnas
klaiņotklejot
potepati se
aylak aylak dolaşmaksürtmek

roam

[rəʊm]
A. VT [+ streets etc] → rondar, vagar por
B. VI [person etc] → vagar, errar; [thoughts] → divagar
roam about roam around VI + ADVandar sin rumbo fijo

roam

[ˈrəʊm]
vierrer, vagabonder
to roam free [animal] → se promener en liberté; [convicted criminal] → se promener en liberté
vt [+ world, countryside] → parcourir
to roam the streets [tourists] → se promener dans les rues; [gangs, thugs] → rôder dans les rues
roam around
vitraîner
vt fus [+ house] → errer dans; [+ neighbourhood, town] → traîner dans

roam

vt streets, countrysidewandern or ziehen durch; to roam the (seven) seasdie sieben Meere durchkreuzen; to roam the streets (child, dog) → (in den Straßen) herumstreunen; to roam the earth/worlddurch die Welt ziehen
vi(herum)wandern; (hum, hands) → wandern, sich verirren

roam

[rəʊm]
1. vt (streets) → vagabondare per, gironzolare per, vagare per
2. vi (person) → vagabondare, errare, gironzolare; (thoughts) → vagare

roam

(rəum) verb
to walk about without any fixed plan or purpose; to wander. He roamed from town to town; He roamed (over) the hills.
ˈroamer noun
References in classic literature ?
Once, when he remembered Jo as she sat with the little child in her lap and that new softness in her face, he leaned his head on his hands a minute, and then roamed about the room, as if in search of something that he could not find.
He told some amusing plantation experiences, recollections of old Iberville and his youth, when he hunted `possum in company with some friendly darky; thrashed the pecan trees, shot the grosbec, and roamed the woods and fields in mischievous idleness.
The simple but meaning assurance was lost on the father, who seized the piece of gauze, and crushed it in his hand, while his eyes roamed fearfully among the bushes, as if he equally dreaded and hoped for the secrets they might reveal.
In compliance with a whim of Clifford, as it troubled him to see them in confinement, they had been set at liberty, and now roamed at will about the garden; doing some little mischief, but hindered from escape by buildings on three sides, and the difficult peaks of a wooden fence on the other.
Her intellect and heart had their home, as it were, in desert places, where she roamed as freely as the wild Indian in his woods.
For another ten days he roamed the streets and alleys of the huge city, sick and hungry, begging for any work.
In the town were some substantial windowless houses of stone scattered among a wilderness of thatched cabins; the streets were mere crooked alleys, and un- paved; troops of dogs and nude children played in the sun and made life and noise; hogs roamed and rooted contentedly about, and one of them lay in a reeking wallow in the middle of the main thoroughfare and suckled her family.
I met dozens of people, imaginative and unimaginative, cultivated and uncultivated, who had come from far countries and roamed through the Swiss Alps year after year--they could not explain why.
Then, in the first place, do you agree with me that I have a right to be a little masterful, abrupt, perhaps exacting, sometimes, on the grounds I stated, namely, that I am old enough to be your father, and that I have battled through a varied experience with many men of many nations, and roamed over half the globe, while you have lived quietly with one set of people in one house?
He roamed to and fro, meantime, in a state approaching distraction; his heavy sighs succeeding each other so thick as to leave no space for common breathing between.
There was a steaming mist in all the hollows, and it had roamed in its forlornness up the hill, like an evil spirit, seeking rest and finding none.
I rambled downstairs to find anything that was like itself, so altered it all seemed; and roamed into the yard.