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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 ?
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.
The third day brought a diversion in the shape of a trap by a roving party of the Sheriff's men.
Paddy was no roving Thomas, but occasionally he vanished for a day or so.
This explains the welcome given by Chinese Emperors and Caliphs of Bagdad to all roving minstrels in whose immortality, like flies in amber, they are caught.
One of the roving promoters that used to stop at Mrs.
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.
His heart burned for the foray, the ambush, the skirmish, the scamper, and all the haps and hazards of roving and predatory warfare.
Or they listen to an old roving howl--and growl-piper, who hath learnt from the sad winds the sadness of sounds; now pipeth he as the wind, and preacheth sadness in sad strains.
Some of the Astorians supposed it an act of butchery by a roving band of Blackfeet; others, however, and with greater probability of correctness, have ascribed it to the tribe of Pierced-nose Indians, in revenge for the death of their comrade hanged by order of Mr.
For another moment he stood with fierce eyes roving to and fro about the clearing.
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.
Only my affectionate Wife, alarmed by my continued absence, had quitted her room and was roving up and down in the Hall, anxiously awaiting my return.