Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

rover

play
noun ro·ver \ˈrō-vər\

Definition of rover

  1. :  pirate



Origin and Etymology of rover

Middle English, from Middle Dutch, from roven to rob; akin to Old English rēafian to reave — more at reave


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with rover


2

rover

play
noun rov·er \ˈrō-vər\

Definition of rover

  1. 1 :  a random or long-distance mark in archery —usually used in plural

  2. 2 :  wanderer, roamer

  3. 3 :  a player who is not assigned to a specific position on a team and who plays wherever needed

  4. 4 :  a vehicle for exploring the surface of an extraterrestrial body (as the moon or Mars)



1531

First Known Use of rover

1531



Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize in a loud and angry way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

confounded-person

Which is a synonym of indolent?

philistine lazy frenetic melancholy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ