Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: roving
IPA transcription: [ɹ'oʊvɪŋ]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: mobile, nomadic, peregrine, roving, wandering
    Meaning: migratory; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes"
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: wandering, roving, vagabondage
    Meaning: travelling about without any clear destination; "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him"
Usage examples
  • Annabel made roving play with her eyes.
  • Grace was always a roving nature herself.
  • He had one or two close calls from the "bushwhackers," as roving rangers were called, but his family escaped harm.
  • His occupation at length attracted the roving eyes of Featherstone, who poked forth his head from his hammock, and said in a sleepy voice:
  • Sam thought of roving, marauding Mexicans, of stealthy cougars that sometimes invaded the ranches, of rattlesnakes, centipedes, and a dozen possible dangers.
  • Along the railroad the sections of snow fence, which had been stacked all summer in romantic wooden tents occupied by roving small boys, were set up to prevent drifts from covering the track.
  • He leaves his wife to manage the inn; and as she is a woman of colour, a pair of old bachelors like you and I may be excused for guessing that it is the wife, quite as much as the health, that sends him back to roving. J. T.