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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

For who has power to walk has power to rove. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

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). [1913 Webster]

Fair Venus' son, that with thy cruel dart At that good knight so cunningly didst rove. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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