roving

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1roving

adjective

: going to many different places

Full Definition of ROVING

1
a :  not restricted as to location or area of concern
b :  capable of being shifted from place to place :  mobile
2
:  inclined to ramble or stray <a roving fancy>

Examples of ROVING

  1. <a roving substitute teacher who works in a different district every day>

Origin of ROVING

1rove
First Known Use: 1590

2roving

noun

Definition of ROVING

:  a slightly twisted roll or strand of usually textile fibers

Origin of ROVING

4rove
First Known Use: 1802

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