Rove



verb (used without object), roved, roving.
1.
to wander about without definite destination; move hither and thither at random, especially over a wide area.
verb (used with object), roved, roving.
2.
to wander over or through; traverse:
to rove the woods.
noun
3.
an act or instance of roving.
verb
1.
a simple past tense and past participle of reeve2 .
verb (used with object), roved, roving.
1.
to form (slivers of wool, cotton, etc.) into slightly twisted strands in a preparatory process of spinning.
2.
to draw fibers or the like through an eye or other small opening.
3.
to attenuate, compress, and twist slightly in carding.
noun
4.
British. roving2 .
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).
verb
1.
to wander about (a place) with no fixed direction; roam
2.
(intransitive) (of the eyes) to look around; wander
3.
have a roving eye, to show a widespread amorous interest in the opposite sex
4.
(intransitive) (Australian rules football) to play as a rover
noun
5.
the act of roving
verb
1.
(transitive) to pull out and twist (fibres of wool, cotton, etc) lightly, as before spinning or in carding
noun
2.
wool, cotton, etc, thus prepared
noun
1.
a metal plate through which a rivet is passed and then clenched over
verb
1.
a past tense and past participle of reeve2
noun
1.
(English history) the local representative of the king in a shire (under the ealdorman) until the early 11th century Compare sheriff
2.
(in medieval England) a manorial steward who supervised the daily affairs of the manor: often a villein elected by his fellows
3.
(government:Canada) (in certain provinces) a president of a local council, esp in a rural area
4.
(formerly) a minor local official in any of several parts of England and the US
verb (transitive) (nautical) reeves, reeving, reeved, rove (rəʊv)
1.
to pass (a rope or cable) through an eye or other narrow opening
2.
to fasten by passing through or around something
noun
1.
the female of the ruff (the bird)

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