Definition of roam
1 : to go from place to place without purpose or direction : wander
2 : to travel purposefully unhindered through a wide area cattle roaming in search of water
3 : to use a cellular phone outside one's local calling area roaming charges
: to range or wander over
Examples of roam in a Sentence
The cattle roamed in search of water.
Goats roam free on the mountain.
He roamed about in search of work.
The chickens are able to roam around freely in the farmyard.
We roamed around town for a while before dinner.
She liked to roam through the woods.
Recent Examples of roam from the Web
Today, shooters, shooters and more shooters dominate as defensive rules allow them to roam without fear of any Bill Laimbeer-esque front-court justice.
The two children roamed around the legion Thursday, talking and laughing with people.
White, a three-sport athlete this year after starring for the Eagles’ football, basketball and track and field teams, ends his high school career as one of the most gifted athletes to roam the halls.
Vacationers on Johnson Beach, near the Alabama/Florida state line area, were able to spot two pink flamingos roaming the coastline around 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.
Virtually overnight, according to reports, its gunmen roamed the streets, and religious police lurked in the alleyways.
That finding was evidence that those dinosaurs roamed Asia 190 million to 200 million years ago during the Early Jurassic, earlier than previously thought.
Scene 4: Kim West and Khloé Kardashian roam around California in Khloé’s car.
Other scribes roamed the floor with notebooks, trying to find at least a couple of non-journalists to interview.
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Origin and Etymology of roam
Middle English romen
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of roam
ROAM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of roam for English Language Learners
: to go to different places without having a particular purpose or plan
ROAM Defined for Kids
Definition of roam for Students
: to go from place to place with no fixed purpose or direction
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