AskDefine | Define rove

Dictionary Definition

reeve n : female ruff

Verb

1 pass a rope through; "reeve an opening"
2 pass through a hole or opening; "reeve a rope"
3 fasten by passing through a hole or around something [also: rove]rove v : 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, range, drift, vagabond]rove See reeve

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To roam, or wander about at random, especially over a wide area.
  2. To card wool or other fibres.

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Extensive Definition

Rove can refer to:
  • Rove McManus, Australian talk show host/comedian
  • Karl Rove - U.S. President George W. Bush's former senior advisor and chief political strategist
  • Rove (TV series), a Network Ten comedy talk show hosted by Rove McManus
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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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