Roving



adjective
1.
roaming or wandering.
2.
not assigned or restricted to any particular location, area, topic, etc.:
a roving editor.
3.
not assigned to any particular diplomatic post but having a special mission:
a roving ambassador.
noun
1.
a soft strand of fiber that has been twisted, attenuated, and freed of foreign matter preparatory to its conversion into yarn.
2.
the final phase of carding, in which this is done.
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
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

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