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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wandering, roving, vagabondageadjective

    travelling about without any clear destination

    "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him"

  2. mobile, nomadic, peregrine, roving, wanderingadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. rovingnoun

    A long and narrow bundle of fibre, usually used to spin woollen yarn.

  2. rovingadjective

    wandering freely.

Wikipedia

  1. Roving

    A roving is a long and narrow bundle of fiber. Rovings are produced during the process of making spun yarn from wool fleece, raw cotton, or other fibres. Their main use is as fibre prepared for spinning, but they may also be used for specialised kinds of knitting or other textile arts. After carding, the fibres lie roughly parallel in smooth bundles. These are drawn out, by hand or machine, and slightly twisted to form lengths suitable for spinning. These unspun strands of fibre are the rovings. Roving can also mean a roll of these strands, the strands in general (as a mass noun), or the process of creating them. Because it is carded, the fibres are less parallel than wool top (which is combed) and are not of uniform length. Carded rovings look fluffier than combed top, which looks smooth and has a high lustre. The fibres in combed top tend to be of a fairly uniform length due to the method of preparation. Though drawing it into strips may line the fibres up a bit. Roving is not to be confused with sliver as there is twist in roving. Pencil roving is a type of roving that has been drawn until it is the size of a fat pencil. It can be used by spinners with minimal drafting (withdrawing fibers from a clump). Knitters also use pencil roving, similar to Lopi style yarns, or when making a thrummed item. Regular roving can also be used in thrummed knitting.

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  1. roving

    Roving generally refers to a process or act of wandering or traveling aimlessly without a specific direction or purpose. It can also refer to a strip of slightly twisted fiber (as in wool or cotton) used in textile production. The term roving can also refer to going from place to place without a plan or without a clear destination in mind.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roving

    of Rove

  2. Rovingnoun

    the operatin of forming the rove, or slightly twisted sliver or roll of wool or cotton, by means of a machine for the purpose, called a roving frame, or roving machine

  3. Rovingnoun

    a roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out and slightly twisted; a rove. See 2d Rove, 2

  4. Rovingnoun

    the act of one who roves or wanders

Wikidata

  1. Roving

    A roving is a long and narrow bundle of fibre. Rovings are produced during the process of making spun yarn from wool fleece, raw cotton, or other fibres. Their main use is as fibre prepared for spinning, but they may also be used for specialised kinds of knitting or other textile arts. After carding, the fibres lie roughly parallel in smooth bundles. These are drawn out, by hand or machine, and slightly twisted to form lengths suitable for spinning. These unspun strands of fibre are the rovings. Roving can also mean a roll of these strands, the strands in general, or the process of creating them. Because it is carded, the fibres are less parallel than top and are not of uniform length. Carded rovings look fluffier than combed top, which looks smooth and has a high lustre. The fibres in combed top tend to be of a fairly uniform length due to the method of preparation. Though drawing it into strips may line the fibres up a bit. Roving is not to be confused with sliver as there is twist in roving. Pencil roving is a type of roving that has been drawn until it is the size of a fat pencil. It can be used by spinners with minimal drafting. Knitters also use pencil roving, similar to Lopi style yarns, or when making a thrummed item.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of roving in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of roving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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