What does roam mean?

Definitions for roamroʊm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond(verb)

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

    "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"


  1. roam(Verb)

    To wander or travel freely and with no specific destination.

  2. roam(Verb)

    To use a network or service from different locations or devices.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roam(verb)

    to go from place to place without any certain purpose or direction; to rove; to wander

  2. Roam(verb)

    to range or wander over

  3. Roam(noun)

    the act of roaming; a wandering; a ramble; as, he began his roam o'er hill amd dale


  1. Roam

    "Roam" was the fourth single from The B-52's' 1989 hit album Cosmic Thing, following " Cosmic Thing," "Channel Z," and "Love Shack." "Roam" was a number-three hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in March 1990, spending a total of 19 weeks on the chart, and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The vocals are sung by Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson. In February 1991 The B-52s were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for Roam. The Discovery Channel used 'Roam' in its own television commercials throughout the late 1990s. Subaru of New Zealand used it in a 2004 commercial. The song is playable in the music video game Rock Band. "Roam" is also used as the theme for the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show in the SSI Radio Network. The song has been used on PBS World. The song was used in the unaired pilot of the sitcom "Get A Life." "Roam" was also featured in the 1990 beach volleyball movie "Side Out".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Roam

    rōm, v.i. to rove about: to ramble.—v.t. to wander over: to range.—n. Roam′er, a wanderer. [M. E. romen, ramen; allied to A.S. á-rǽman, to spread out, Old High Ger. rāman, rāmen, to direct one's course; the meaning influenced by M. E. Rome-rennere, a pilgrim.]

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Anagrams for roam »

  1. mora

  2. Amor

  3. Roma

  4. moar

  5. Omar


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of roam in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of roam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Howard Payne:

    Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is not happy with his self own at his home will always go in the crowd, fly and roam

  3. Mukesh Singh:

    A decent girl won't roam around at 9 o'clock at night. A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Happiness is only at home, so it is always wise to not roam around the city searching for it in a crowded place.

  5. Daudi Nangole:

    I was very afraid to come here before because angry farmers were killing our animals, but now cattle can roam freely.

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