Definitions for: Roving


[n] travelling about without any clear destination; "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him"
[adj] (of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes"



Webster (1913) Definition: Rov"ing, n.
1. 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.

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

Roving frame, Roving machine, a machine for drawing and
twisting roves and twisting roves and winding them on
bobbin for the spinning machine.


Rov"ing, n.
The act of one who roves or wanders.

Synonyms: mobile, nomadic, peregrine, unsettled, vagabondage, wandering, wandering

See Also: drifting, peregrination

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