Definition of roam
- cattle roaming in search of water
- roaming charges
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.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to go to different places without having a particular purpose or plan
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