rove


1rove

verb \ˈrōv\
rovedrov·ing

Definition of ROVE

intransitive verb
:  to move aimlessly :  roam
transitive verb
:  to wander through or over

Origin of ROVE

earlier, to shoot at random, wander, of unknown origin
First Known Use: 1536

Rhymes with ROVE

2rove

noun

Definition of ROVE

:  an act or instance of wandering

First Known Use of ROVE

1606

3rove

Definition of ROVE

past and past participle of reeve

4rove

verb
rovedrov·ing

Definition of ROVE

transitive verb
:  to join (textile fibers) with a slight twist and draw out into roving

Origin of ROVE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1789

5rove

noun

Definition of ROVE

:  roving

First Known Use of ROVE

1789

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: rove beetle
Previous Word in the Dictionary: roux
All Words Near: rove

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up rove? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).