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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
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A LION roaming by the seashore saw a Dolphin lift up its head out of the waves, and suggested that they contract an alliance, saying that of all the animals they ought to be the best friends, since the one was the king of beasts on the earth, and the other was the sovereign ruler of all the inhabitants of the ocean.
Among the grand features of the wilderness about which he was roaming, one had made a vivid impression on his mind, and been clothed by his imagination with vague and ideal charms.
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.
Why," quoth he, "give thee a se'ennight and thou wilt be roaming the woodlands as boldly as ever.
All the others were following the herds over the grassy pastures, and he, left quite alone in the homestead, was roaming hither and thither and playing thrillingly upon the lyre.
It was delightful--romantic-- mysterious to be roaming here alone on this enchanted shore.
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