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vag·a·bond

 (văg′ə-bŏnd′)
n.
A person who moves from place to place without a permanent home and often without a regular means of support.
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a vagabond.
intr.v. vag·a·bond·ed, vag·a·bond·ing, vag·a·bonds
To wander or travel about, especially as a vagabond.

[Middle English vagabonde, from Old French vagabond, from Late Latin vagābundus, wandering, from Latin vagārī, to wander, from vagus, wandering.]

vag′a·bond′age n.
vag′a·bond′ism n.

vagabond

(ˈvæɡəˌbɒnd)
n
1. a person with no fixed home
2. an idle wandering beggar or thief
3. (modifier) of or like a vagabond; shiftless or idle
[C15: from Latin vagābundus wandering, from vagārī to roam, from vagus vague]
ˈvagaˌbondage n
ˈvagaˌbondish adj
ˈvagaˌbondism n

vag•a•bond

(ˈvæg əˌbɒnd)

adj.
1. wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic.
2. leading an unsettled or carefree life.
3. disreputable; worthless; shiftless.
4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a vagabond.
5. having an uncertain or irregular course or direction: a vagabond voyage.
n.
6. a person who wanders from place to place; nomad.
7. an idle wanderer without a permanent home or visible means of support; tramp; vagrant.
8. a carefree, worthless, or irresponsible person; rogue.
[1400–50; < Late Latin vagābundus < Latin vagā(rī) to wander + -bundus adj. suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vagabond - anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed placevagabond - anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place; "pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea"
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
2.vagabond - a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of supportvagabond - a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
beachcomber - a vagrant living on a beach
have-not, poor person - a person with few or no possessions
sundowner - a tramp who habitually arrives at sundown
hobo, tramp, bum - a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
bird of passage, roamer, rover, wanderer - someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
Verb1.vagabond - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employmentvagabond - 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"
Adj.1.vagabond - wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or communityvagabond - wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community; "led a vagabond life"; "a rootless wanderer"
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"
2.vagabond - continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to anothervagabond - continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"

vagabond

noun
1. tramp, bum (informal), drifter, vagrant, migrant, rolling stone, wanderer, beggar, outcast, rover, nomad, itinerant, down-and-out, hobo (U.S.), bag lady (chiefly U.S.), wayfarer, dosser (Brit. slang), knight of the road, person of no fixed address He had lived as a vagabond, begging for food.

vagabond

adjective
Leading the life of a person without a fixed domicile; moving from place to place:
Translations
مُتَشَرِّد، أفّاق
-čkatulák
vagabond
asunnotonirtolainenkulkuripummireissata
flækingur
放浪する放浪者流浪する
dīkdienisklaidonis

vagabond

[ˈvægəbɒnd]
A. ADJvagabundo
B. Nvagabundo/a m/f

vagabond

[ˈvægəbɒnd] n (old-fashioned)vagabond(e) m/f

vagabond

nVagabund m, → Landstreicher(in) m(f)
adjvagabundenhaft; personvagabundierend, umherziehend; thoughts(ab)schweifend; vagabond lifeVagabundenleben nt

vagabond

[ˈvægəˌbɒnd] nvagabondo/a, barbone/a

vagabond

(ˈvӕgəbond) noun
an old word for a person having no settled home, or roving from place to place, especially in an idle or disreputable manner. rogues and vagabonds.
References in classic literature ?
The law which you apply to vagabonds, vagabonds apply to you.
'There certainly is no reason in looking with interest at a parcel of vagabonds,' returned Bounderby.
'That's a good joke!' said Chanticleer; 'no, that will never do; I had rather by half walk home; I'll sit on the box and be coachman, if you like, but I'll not draw.' While this was passing, a duck came quacking up and cried out, 'You thieving vagabonds, what business have you in my grounds?
It was the custom, too, of these devout vagabonds, after leaving the chapel, to have a grand carouse, in honor of the saint and for the prosperity of the voyage.
This practice is so well established that a stranger goes into a house of one he never saw with the same familiarity and assurance of welcome as into that of an intimate friend or near relation; a custom very convenient, but which gives encouragement to great numbers of vagabonds throughout the kingdom.
I had heard it darkly whispered that he was something of a vagabond. But the term is so loosely applied, and it seems so difficult, after all, to define what a vagabond is, or to strike the right moral balance between the vagabond work which is boldly published, and the vagabond work which is reserved for private circulation only, that I did not feel justified in holding aloof from my former friend.
The only danger, she said, lay in the fellow she had formerly mentioned, who, though a beggar and a vagabond, had, by some means or other, she knew not what, procured himself tolerable cloaths, and past for a gentleman.
They can muster fifteen hundred fighting men, but their incessant wars with the Blackfeet, and their vagabond, predatory habits, are gradually wearing them out.
"All?" retorted the cynical vagabond. "You're a pretty lawyer!
For three years Oliver remained under the care of his vagabond teacher.
The blows of the basement hammer every day grew more and more between; and each blow every day grew fainter than the last; the wife sat frozen at the window, with tearless eyes, glitteringly gazing into the weeping faces of her children; the bellows fell; the forge choked up with cinders; the house was sold; the mother dived down into the long church-yard grass; her children twice followed her thither; and the houseless, familyless old man staggered off a vagabond in crape; his every woe unreverenced; his grey head a scorn to flaxen curls!
I have been nothing but a truant and a vagabond. I have never obeyed anyone and I have always done as I pleased.