• Rove Definition & Synonyms

  1. (imp. & p. p.) of Reeve
  2. (v. t.) To draw through an eye or aperture.
  3. (v. t.) To wander over or through.
  4. (v. i.) To practice robbery on the seas; to wander about on the seas in piracy.
  5. (v. t.) To draw out into flakes; to card, as wool.
  6. (n.) The act of wandering; a ramble.
  7. (v. i.) Hence, to wander; to ramble; to rauge; to go, move, or pass without certain direction in any manner, by sailing, walking, riding, flying, or otherwise.
  8. (v. i.) To shoot at rovers; hence, to shoot at an angle of elevation, not at point-blank (rovers usually being beyond the point-blank range).
  9. (n.) A roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out and slighty twisted, preparatory to further process; a roving.
  10. (v. t.) To plow into ridges by turning the earth of two furrows together.
  11. (n.) A copper washer upon which the end of a nail is clinched in boat building.
  12. (v. t.) To twist slightly; to bring together, as slivers of wool or cotton, and twist slightly before spinning.

Cast, Drift, Ramble, Range, Roam, Stray, Swan, Tramp, Vagabond, Wander,

• Rover Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. i.) Hence, a fickle, inconstant person.
  2. (v. i.) Casual marks at uncertain distances.
  3. (v. i.) One who wanders about by sea or land; a wanderer; a rambler.
  4. (v. i.) A ball which has passed through all the hoops and would go out if it hit the stake but is continued in play; also, the player of such a ball.
  5. (v. i.) One who practices robbery on the seas; a pirate.
  6. (v. i.) A sort of arrow.

Roamer, Wanderer,

• Roved Definition & Synonyms

  1. (imp. & p. p.) of Rove