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 Dictionary entry overview: What does roam mean? 

ROAM (verb)
  The verb ROAM has 1 sense:

1. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

  Familiarity information: ROAM used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ROAM (verb)

Sense 1roam [BACK TO TOP]


Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming


wander; vagabond; stray; rove; roam; range; ramble; swan; drift; tramp; cast; roll

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "roam" is one way to...):

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "roam"):

maunder (wander aimlessly)

gad; gallivant; jazz around (wander aimlessly in search of pleasure)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

They roam the countryside
They roam in the countryside

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