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.
Origin and Etymology of roam
Middle English romen
First Known Use: 14th century
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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