any of numerous beetles of the family Staphylinidae, having a slender, elongated body and very short front wings, and capable of running swiftly.
any beetle of the family Staphylinidae, characterized by very short elytra and an elongated body: typically they are of carnivorous or scavenging habits
verb (used with object), rove or reeved, roven or reeved, reeving. Nautical. 1. to pass (a rope or the like) through a hole, ring, or the like. 2. to fasten by placing through or around something. 3. to pass a rope through (the swallow of a block). noun 1. (English history) the local representative of […]
adjective, Prosody. 1. (in sprung rhythm) of or relating to the completion of a metrical foot, incomplete at the end of one line, with a syllable or syllables from the beginning of the next line. adjective 1. (prosody) (in sprung rhythm) denoting a metrical foot left incomplete at the end of one line and completed […]
noun 1. a person who roves; wanderer. 2. Archery. a mark selected at random, as in a competition between two archers wandering over a specified area. one of a group of fixed marks at a long distance. an archer who shoots at such a mark. 3. Croquet. a ball that has been driven through all […]
noun 1. a courageous and principled person who is somewhat naïve and inexperienced.