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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.

roaming

(ˈrəʊmɪŋ)
n
(Telecommunications) the facility to use a mobile phone outside its normal area of registration, for example when abroad
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roaming

adjective
Traveling about, especially in search of adventure:
Translations

roaming

[ˈrəʊmɪŋ] Nvagabundeo m; (as tourist etc) → excursiones fpl, paseos mpl

roaming

[ˈrəʊmɪŋ] n (= mobile phone service) → roaming m

roaming

adj personwandernd; animal alsoherumziehend; (fig) thoughtsschweifend
nHerumwandern nt; this life of roamingdieses Vagabundenleben

roaming

[ˈrəʊmɪŋ] adjvagabondo/a
References in classic literature ?
Jurgis could see her outstretched hands, shaking and twitching, roaming here and there over the bed at will, like living things; he could see convulsive shudderings start in her body and run through her limbs.
Tom, wiping his eyes with his sleeve, began to blubber out something about a resolution to escape from hard usage and lack of sympathy at home by roaming abroad into the great world never to return; and ended by hoping that Joe would not forget him.
When I came to the stile, I stopped a minute, looked round and listened, with an idea that a horse's hoofs might ring on the causeway again, and that a rider in a cloak, and a Gytrash-like Newfoundland dog, might be again apparent: I saw only the hedge and a pollard willow before me, rising up still and straight to meet the moonbeams; I heard only the faintest waft of wind roaming fitful among the trees round Thornfield, a mile distant; and when I glanced down in the direction of the murmur, my eye, traversing the hall-front, caught a light kindling in a window: it reminded me that I was late, and I hurried on.
That same day, the two ladies of the family, the elder and the younger, sent for your sister, and told her they had discovered that you were a public performer, roaming from place to place in the country under an assumed name.
The idea of being again surrounded by those honest faces, shining welcome on me; of renewing the peacefulness of the sweet Sunday morning, when the bells were ringing, the stones dropping in the water, and the shadowy ships breaking through the mist; of roaming up and down with little Em'ly, telling her my troubles, and finding charms against them in the shells and pebbles on the beach; made a calm in my heart.
But the boy loved roaming like a fox, and where he went there Nada followed.
The chief were those who from the Pit of Hell Roaming to seek their prey on earth, durst fix Their Seats long after next the Seat of God, Their Altars by his Altar, Gods ador'd Among the Nations round, and durst abide JEHOVAH thundring out of SION, thron'd Between the Cherubim; yea, often plac'd Within his Sanctuary it self their Shrines, Abominations; and with cursed things His holy Rites, and solemn Feasts profan'd, And with their darkness durst affront his light.
I therefore spent the morning roaming about from one garden to another, turning over various plans for compelling my wife to give up her horrible ways; I thought of using violence to make her submit, but felt reluctant to be unkind to her.
In short, his wits being quite gone, he hit upon the strangest notion that ever madman in this world hit upon, and that was that he fancied it was right and requisite, as well for the support of his own honour as for the service of his country, that he should make a knight-errant of himself, roaming the world over in full armour and on horseback in quest of adventures, and putting in practice himself all that he had read of as being the usual practices of knights-errant; righting every kind of wrong, and exposing himself to peril and danger from which, in the issue, he was to reap eternal renown and fame.
Then he would enjoy their consternation at sight of a naked white boy trapped in the war togs of a black warrior and roaming the jungle with only a great ape as his companion.
My patient is too dangerous a person to be roaming about.
Because I am believed to be dead, and have reasons for wishing nobody to know I am living; so that I shall be obliged to kill you to prevent my secret from roaming over the fields.