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1. roam

verb. ['ˈroʊm'] move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment.

Synonyms

  • tramp
  • roll
  • vagabond
  • maunder
  • locomote
  • range
  • move
  • drift
  • swan
  • ramble
  • go
  • stray
  • rove
  • jazz around
  • err
  • gallivant
  • wander
  • cast
  • travel

Antonyms

  • ride
  • unwind
  • uncoil
  • malfunction

Etymology

  • romen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Roam

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  • blome
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Example sentences of the word roam


1. Verb, base form
Put a long leash on your dog, and let him roam in the yard.

2. Noun, singular or mass
You may notice your cat desperately clawing at doors and windows in an attempt to get outside and roam.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
In fact, squawroot is a favorite food of the brown bears that roam the Appalachian mountains.

Quotes containing the word roam


1. To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,To gain all while you give,To roam the roads of lands remote,To travel is to live.
- Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography

2. There's a race of men that don't fit in, A race that can't sit still;So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will.They range the field and rove the flood, And they climb the mountain's crest; Their's is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don't know how to rest.
- Robert W. Service

3. Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good.
- Saadi

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