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rove 1

 (rōv)
v. roved, rov·ing, roves
v.intr.
1. To wander about, especially over a wide area; roam. See Synonyms at wander.
2. To be directed without apparent purpose; look in an idle or casual manner: His gazed roved over the faces in the crowd.
v.tr.
1. To roam or wander around, over, or through: Vikings roved the seas.
2. To look at or around (an area) in an idle or casual manner: Her eyes roved the room.
n.
An act of wandering about, over, around, or through.

[Middle English roven, to shoot arrows at a mark.]

rove 2

 (rōv)
tr.v. roved, rov·ing, roves
1. To card (wool).
2. To put (fibers) through an eye or opening.
3. To stretch and twist (fibers) before spinning; ravel out.
n.
See roving.

[Origin unknown.]

rove 3

 (rōv)
v. Nautical
A past tense and a past participle of reeve2.
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rove

(rəʊv)
vb
1. to wander about (a place) with no fixed direction; roam
2. (intr) (of the eyes) to look around; wander
3. have a roving eye to show a widespread amorous interest in the opposite sex
4. (Australian Rules Football) (intr) Australian rules football to play as a rover
n
the act of roving
[C15 roven (in archery) to shoot at a target chosen at random (C16: to wander, stray), from Scandinavian; compare Icelandic rāfa to wander]

rove

(rəʊv)
vb
(Textiles) (tr) to pull out and twist (fibres of wool, cotton, etc) lightly, as before spinning or in carding
n
(Textiles) wool, cotton, etc, thus prepared
[C18: of obscure origin]

rove

(rəʊv)
n
a metal plate through which a rivet is passed and then clenched over
[C15: from Scandinavian; compare Icelandic ro]

rove

(rəʊv)
vb
(Nautical Terms) a past tense and past participle of reeve2
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rove1

(roʊv)

v. roved, rov•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to wander about without definite destination; move here and there at random, esp. over a wide area.
v.t.
2. to wander over or through; traverse.
n.
3. an act of roving.
[1490–1500; orig., to shoot at a random target]

rove2

(roʊv)

v.
a pt. and pp. of reeve 2.

rove3

(roʊv)

v.t. roved, rov•ing.
to form (slivers of wool, cotton, etc.) into slightly twisted strands in a preparatory process of spinning.
[1780–90; of obscure orig.]
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rove


Past participle: roved
Gerund: roving

Imperative
rove
rove
Present
I rove
you rove
he/she/it roves
we rove
you rove
they rove
Preterite
I roved
you roved
he/she/it roved
we roved
you roved
they roved
Present Continuous
I am roving
you are roving
he/she/it is roving
we are roving
you are roving
they are roving
Present Perfect
I have roved
you have roved
he/she/it has roved
we have roved
you have roved
they have roved
Past Continuous
I was roving
you were roving
he/she/it was roving
we were roving
you were roving
they were roving
Past Perfect
I had roved
you had roved
he/she/it had roved
we had roved
you had roved
they had roved
Future
I will rove
you will rove
he/she/it will rove
we will rove
you will rove
they will rove
Future Perfect
I will have roved
you will have roved
he/she/it will have roved
we will have roved
you will have roved
they will have roved
Future Continuous
I will be roving
you will be roving
he/she/it will be roving
we will be roving
you will be roving
they will be roving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been roving
you have been roving
he/she/it has been roving
we have been roving
you have been roving
they have been roving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been roving
you will have been roving
he/she/it will have been roving
we will have been roving
you will have been roving
they will have been roving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been roving
you had been roving
he/she/it had been roving
we had been roving
you had been roving
they had been roving
Conditional
I would rove
you would rove
he/she/it would rove
we would rove
you would rove
they would rove
Past Conditional
I would have roved
you would have roved
he/she/it would have roved
we would have roved
you would have roved
they would have roved
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rove - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employmentrove - 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"
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rove

verb wander, range, cruise, drift, stroll, stray, roam, ramble, meander, traipse (informal), go walkabout (Austral.), gallivant, gad about, stravaig (Scot. & Northern English dialect) roving about the town in the dead of night
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rove

verb
To move about at random, especially over a wide area:
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Translations
يَطوف، يَجول
toulat se
strejfe
barangol
ráfa
klajojantis
klaiņotklejot
aylak aylak dolaşmakbaşıboş gezinmek

rove

[rəʊv]
A. VTvagar or errar por, recorrer
B. VIvagar, errar
his eye roved over the roomrecorrió la habitación con la vista
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rove

[ˈrəʊv]
vt [+ area, streets] → sillonner; [+ world] → sillonner
vi [eyes]
Agnew's eyes roved, taking everything in → Agnew promenait le regard, sans perdre le moindre détail.
rove about
rove around vt fus [+ place] [person] → sillonner; [eyes] → parcourirroving reporter nreporter m volant
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rove

vi (person)umherwandern or -ziehen; (eyes)umherwandern or -schweifen; to rove over something (eyes)über etw (acc)schweifen or wandern
vt countryside, streetswandern or ziehen durch, durchwandern or -ziehen
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rove

(rəuv) verb
to wander; to roam. He roved (through) the streets.
ˈrover noun
ˈroving adjective
a roving band of robbers.
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References in classic literature ?
He roves about in the garden of the palace and upon the ramparts: yes, once he even shot your father and mother right in the heart.
I am even surprised myself when I look back, but evidently it was my fate to rove, and after a year of repose I prepared to make a sixth voyage, regardless of the entreaties of my friends and relations, who did all they could to keep me at home.
I had at least two friends on Mars; a young woman who watched over me with motherly solicitude, and a dumb brute which, as I later came to know, held in its poor ugly carcass more love, more loyalty, more gratitude than could have been found in the entire five million green Martians who rove the deserted cities and dead sea bottoms of Mars.
But then the governor recollected that the three savages had no boat; and if they were left to rove about the island, they would certainly discover that there were inhabitants in it; and so they should be undone that way.
Consider perhaps the most telling example of Roves policy input--Bush's 2002 decision to impose tariffs on imported steel.
Whereas Clinton's polling data were regularly circulated among the staff, Bush limits his to the handful of senior advisers who attend Roves "strategery meetings." According to White House aides, the subject is rarely broached with the president or at other senior staff meetings.
The Rove hotels team and Dubai police "spread happiness" 19-20 March across Dubai from the decks of the ' Roving Big Bus of Happiness'.
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Now, another name may need to be added to the FBI's file: Karl Rove.
I read with interest your Short Answers column "The Man Who Outed Karl Rove's Dad" [October 10].
Rove Dubai Marina , part of Rove Hotels & Resorts under the Emaar Hospitality Group, walked away with the first Mid-Market Hotel of the Year title at the Hotelier Middle East Awards.