roam

  • 1 roam — [rəum US roum] v 1.) [I and T] to walk or travel, usually for a long time, with no clear purpose or direction →↑wander roam over/around/about etc ▪ The dogs are allowed to roam around. ▪ Chickens and geese roam freely in the back yard. ▪ You… …

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  • 2 roam´er — roam «rohm», verb, noun. –v.i. to go about with no special plan or aim; wander: »to roam through the fields. Herds of horses and cattle roamed at will over the plain (George W. Cable). Her eyes were roaming about the room (Hawthorne). –v.t. to… …

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  • 3 roam — [ roum ] verb intransitive or transitive to move or travel with no particular purpose: Young men roamed the streets brandishing guns. roam around: You ll have about three hours to roam around the town. roam free/wild: Bears still roam wild in… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 Roam — Roam, v. t. To range or wander over. [1913 Webster] And now wild beasts came forth the woods to roam. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Roam — Roam, n. The act of roaming; a wandering; a ramble; as, he began his roam o er hill and dale. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 roam — roam·er; roam; …

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  • 8 roam — [rōm] vi. [ME romen < or akin to OE aræman, to rise < IE * erei < base * er , to set in motion > RISE, RUN] to travel from place to place, esp. with no special plan or purpose; go aimlessly; wander vt. to wander over or through [to… …

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  • 9 roam — index perambulate, prowl Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 roam — (v.) c.1300, romen, possibly from O.E. *ramian act of wandering about, related to aræman arise, lift up. There are no cognate forms in other Germanic languages. Except in late puns, there is no evidence of connexion with the Romance words… …

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  • 11 roam — *wander, stray, ramble, rove, range, prowl, gad, gallivant, traipse, meander …

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  • 12 roam — [v] wander about bum*, bum around*, drift, gad, gallivant, hike, hit the road*, knock around*, meander, peregrinate, prowl, ramble, range, rove, saunter, straggle, stray, stroll, struggle along, traipse, tramp, travel, traverse, trek, vagabond,… …

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  • 13 roam — ► VERB 1) travel aimlessly over a wide area. 2) wander over, through, or about (a place). ► NOUN ▪ an aimless walk. DERIVATIVES roamer noun. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

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  • 14 roam — verb ADVERB ▪ free, freely ▪ The animals were allowed to roam free. ▪ widely ▪ the wild dog s instinct to roam widely ▪ aimlessly …

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  • 15 Roam — Infobox Single Name = Roam Artist = The B 52 s from Album = Cosmic Thing B side = Bushfire Released = 1989 Genre = Pop / New Wave Format = Compact disc Label = Reprise Length = 4:54 Writer = Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Robert… …

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  • 16 ROAM — Real time optimally adapting mesh (ROAM), is a continuous level of detail algorithm that optimizes terrain meshes. On modern computers, sometimes it is more effective to send a small amount of unneeded polygons to the GPU, rather than burden the… …

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  • 17 roam — UK [rəʊm] / US [roʊm] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms roam : present tense I/you/we/they roam he/she/it roams present participle roaming past tense roamed past participle roamed to move or travel with no particular purpose Young men… …

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  • 18 roam — roamer, n. /rohm/, v.i. 1. to walk, go, or travel without a fixed purpose or direction; ramble; wander; rove: to roam about the world. v.t. 2. to wander over or through: to roam the countryside. n. 3. an act or instance of roaming; a ramble.… …

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  • 19 roam — [[t]ro͟ʊm[/t]] roams, roaming, roamed VERB If you roam an area or roam around it, you wander or travel around it without having a particular purpose. [V n] Barefoot children roamed the streets... [V prep/adv] They re roaming around the country… …

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  • 20 roam — verb 1 (I, T) to walk or travel, usually for a long time, with no clear purpose or direction (+ over/around/about etc): herds of wild deer roaming freely over the hills | roam the streets/hills etc: You shouldn t let your children roam the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English