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ro·ving

 (rō′vĭng)
n.
A continuous strand of loosely twisted and drawn fibers, such as wool, flax, silk, or cotton, ready to be spun.

roving

(ˈrəʊvɪŋ)
adj
1. travelling around, rather than staying in a fixed place
2. (Australian Rules Football) Australian rules football playing as a rover
3. have a roving eye to show a widespread amorous interest
n
the act of wandering about
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roving - travelling about without any clear destinationroving - travelling about without any clear destination; "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him"
travel, traveling, travelling - the act of going from one place to another; "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"
drifting - aimless wandering from place to place
Adj.1.roving - migratory; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes"
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"

roving

adjective
Traveling about, especially in search of adventure:
Translations
مُتَجَوِّل، طائِف
potulný
omstrejfende
flakkandi, flökku-
loensendzwervend
potulný
avareaylak aylak dolaşan

roving

[ˈrəʊvɪŋ] ADJ (= wandering) → errante; [salesman] → ambulante; [ambassador] → itinerante; [reporter] → volante, sin puesto fijo; [disposition] → andariego
to have a roving commission (fig) → tener vía libre para investigar donde sea necesario
he has a roving eyese le van los ojos tras las faldas

roving

adj (= itinerant) musicians(herum)ziehend; gangvagabundierend; he has a roving eyeer riskiert gern ein Auge; roving lifeVagabundenleben nt
nVagabundieren nt no pl

roving

:
roving ambassador
nBotschafter(in) m(f)für mehrere Vertretungen
roving commission
nweitläufiges Mandat; (= travelling)Reisemandat nt; to have a roving to do somethingeine umfassende Befugnis haben, etw zu tun
roving reporter

roving

[ˈrəʊvɪŋ] adj (person) → vagabondo/a; (life) → itinerante
he has a roving eye → gli piace adocchiare le donne
to have a roving commission → avere piena libertà d'azione or di manovra

rove

(rəuv) verb
to wander; to roam. He roved (through) the streets.
ˈrover noun
ˈroving adjective
a roving band of robbers.
References in classic literature ?
I'm roving about so, it's impossible to be regular, you know.
One of the roving promoters that used to stop at Mrs.
The eye of the hunter, or scout, whichever he might be, was small, quick, keen, and restless, roving while he spoke, on every side of him, as if in quest of game, or distrusting the sudden approach of some lurking enemy.
My roving excursion this day had fatigued my body, and diverted my imagination.
For like certain other omnivorous roving lovers that might be named, my Lord Whale has no taste for the nursery, however much for the bower; and so, being a great traveller, he leaves his anonymous babies all over the world; every baby an exotic.
You are a strange child, Miss Jane," she said, as she looked down at me; "a little roving, solitary thing: and you are going to school, I suppose?
Shall I ever recall that street of Canterbury on a market-day, without recalling him, as he walked back with us; expressing, in the hardy roving manner he assumed, the unsettled habits of a temporary sojourner in the land; and looking at the bullocks, as they came by, with the eye of an Australian farmer!
Thus roving on In confus'd march forlorn, th' adventrous Bands With shuddring horror pale, and eyes agast View'd first thir lamentable lot, and found No rest: through many a dark and drearie Vaile They pass'd, and many a Region dolorous, O're many a Frozen, many a Fierie Alpe, Rocks, Caves, Lakes, Fens, Bogs, Dens, and shades of death, A Universe of death, which God by curse Created evil, for evil only good, Where all life dies, death lives, and nature breeds, Perverse, all monstrous, all prodigious things, Abominable, inutterable, and worse Then Fables yet have feign'd, or fear conceiv'd, GORGONS and HYDRA'S, and CHIMERA'S dire.
The outlaws, whom the severity of the forest laws had reduced to this roving and desperate mode of life, were chiefly peasants and yeomen of Saxon descent, and were generally supposed to respect the persons and property of their countrymen.
He, too, looked round, but when his roving glance reached Agatha, it cast anchor; and he came in.
He leaves his wife to manage the inn; and as she is a woman of colour, a pair of old bachelors like you and I may be excused for guessing that it is the wife, quite as much as the health, that sends him back to roving.
Nevertheless, by the time I had buried the last of my companions my stock of provisions was so small that I hardly thought I should live long enough to dig my own grave, which I set about doing, while I regretted bitterly the roving disposition which was always bringing me into such straits, and thought longingly of all the comfort and luxury that I had left.