Roam Roam (r[=o]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Roamed} (r[=o]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Roaming}.] [OE. romen, ramen; cf. AS. [=a]r[=ae]man to raise, rise, D. ramen to hit, plan, aim, OS. r[=o]m[=o]n to strive after, OHG. r[=a]men. But the word was probably influenced by Rome; cf. OF. romier a pilgrim, originally, a pilgrim going to Rome, It. romeo, Sp. romero. Cf. {Ramble}.] To go from place to place without any certain purpose or direction; to rove; to wander. [1913 Webster]

He roameth to the carpenter's house. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Daphne roaming through a thorny wood. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To wander; rove; range; stroll; ramble. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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