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

roving

adjective

Simple Definition of roving

  • : going to many different places

Full Definition of roving

  1. 1 a :  not restricted as to location or area of concern b :  capable of being shifted from place to place :  mobile

  2. 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


2

roving

noun

Definition of roving

  1. :  a slightly twisted roll or strand of usually textile fibers



Origin of roving

4rove


First Known Use: 1802




Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

16.96 pounds 100 pounds 196.5 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ