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VAGABOND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vagabond mean? 

VAGABOND (noun)
  The noun VAGABOND has 2 senses:

1. anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place
2. a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support

  Familiarity information: VAGABOND used as a noun is rare.


VAGABOND (adjective)
  The adjective VAGABOND has 2 senses:

1. wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community
2. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

  Familiarity information: VAGABOND used as an adjective is rare.


VAGABOND (verb)
  The verb VAGABOND has 1 sense:

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

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


 Dictionary entry details 


VAGABOND (noun)


Sense 1vagabond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Context example:

pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea

Hypernyms ("vagabond" is a kind of...):

object; physical object (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow)


Sense 2vagabond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

drifter; vagrant; vagabond; floater

Hypernyms ("vagabond" is a kind of...):

have-not; poor person (a person with few or no possessions)

bird of passage; roamer; rover; wanderer (someone who leads a wandering unsettled life)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "vagabond"):

beachcomber (a vagrant living on a beach)

sundowner (a tramp who habitually arrives at sundown)

bum; hobo; tramp (a disreputable vagrant)


VAGABOND (adjective)


Sense 1vagabond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community

Synonyms:

rootless; vagabond

Context examples:

led a vagabond life / a rootless wanderer

Similar:

unsettled (not settled or established)


Sense 2vagabond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

Synonyms:

vagrant; drifting; floating; vagabond; aimless

Context examples:

a drifting double-dealer / the floating population / vagrant hippies of the sixties

Similar:

unsettled (not settled or established)


VAGABOND (verb)


Sense 1vagabond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

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 "vagabond" is one way to...):

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

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

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


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