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8 definitions found
 for Rove
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reeve \Reeve\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rove (r[=o]v); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Reeving.] [Cf. D. reven. See Reef, n. & v. t.] (Naut.)
     To pass, as the end of a rope, through any hole in a block,
     thimble, cleat, ringbolt, cringle, or the like.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rove \Rove\, v. t.
     1. To wander over or through.
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              Roving the field, I chanced
              A goodly tree far distant to behold.  --milton.
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     2. To plow into ridges by turning the earth of two furrows
        together.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rove \Rove\ (r[=o]v), v. t. [perhaps fr. or akin to reeve.]
     1. To draw through an eye or aperture.
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     2. To draw out into flakes; to card, as wool. --Jamieson.
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     3. To twist slightly; to bring together, as slivers of wool
        or cotton, and twist slightly before spinning.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rove \Rove\ (r[=o]v), n.
     1. A copper washer upon which the end of a nail is clinched
        in boat building.
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     2. A roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out and slighty
        twisted, preparatory to further process; a roving.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rove \Rove\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Roved; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Roving.] [Cf. D. rooven to rob; akin to E. reave. See
     Reave, Rob.]
     1. To practice robbery on the seas; to wander about on the
        seas in piracy. [Obs.] --Hakluyt.
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     2. 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.
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              For who has power to walk has power to rove.
                                                    --Arbuthnot.
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     3. (Archery) To shoot at rovers; hence, to shoot at an angle
        of elevation, not at point-blank (rovers usually being
        beyond the point-blank range).
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              Fair Venus' son, that with thy cruel dart
              At that good knight so cunningly didst rove.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     Syn: To wander; roam; range; ramble stroll.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rove \Rove\, n.
     The act of wandering; a ramble.
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           In thy nocturnal rove one moment halt.   --Young.
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     Rove beetle (Zool.), any one of numerous species of beetles
        of the family Staphylinidae, having short elytra beneath
        which the wings are folded transversely. They are rapid
        runners, and seldom fly.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rove
      v 1: 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"
           [syn: roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam,
           cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "rove":
     Wanderjahr, afoot and lighthearted, bat around, bum, bumming,
     count ties, discursion, divagate, divagation, drift, drifting, err,
     errantry, excurse, flit, flitting, gad, gad about, gadding,
     gallivant, go about, go adrift, go astray, go the rounds,
     hit the road, hit the trail, hobo, hoboism, itineracy, itinerancy,
     jaunt, knock about, knock around, meander, mooch, nomadism,
     nomadize, peregrinate, peregrination, pererrate, pererration,
     prowl, ramble, rambling, range, roam, roaming, roving, run about,
     saunter, snake, straggle, stray, straying, stroll, traipse,
     traipsing, tramp, twist, twist and turn, vagabond, vagabondage,
     vagabondia, vagabondism, vagabondize, vagrancy, walk the tracks,
     wander, wandering, wanderlust, wayfare, wayfaring, wind
  
  

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