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roam

[ rohm ]SEE DEFINITION OF roam

Synonyms for roam

  • drift
  • meander
  • prowl
  • ramble
  • saunter
  • stray
  • stroll
  • traipse
  • tramp
  • trek
  • bum
  • gad
  • gallivant
  • hike
  • peregrinate
  • range
  • rove
  • straggle
  • travel
  • traverse
  • vagabond
  • walk
  • bum around
  • hit the road
  • knock around
  • struggle along
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Antonyms for roam

  • go direct
  • run
  • stay
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROAM

That he might be; but he was not so forlorn as to roam away and leave them together.

She had always lived indoors and had never been allowed to roam the neighborhood.

Like the gypsies of old, but with vastly more territory to roam.

Us two had all creation to roam 'round in, and we landed at Eastboro Twin-Lights.

But I think they are happiest when they are free to roam the woods where they like.

The men from Redmans have as much right to roam around as we have.

In Cebú and Negros Islands they were permitted to roam about on the highroads and beg.

Animals, insects eating it, could roam the Earth, gigantic monsters.

Now he was free, the wide plains before him over which to roam.

He was not to allow them to roam at pleasure, or play with the wicked children of the world.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, romen, possibly from Old English *ramian "act of wandering about," which is probably related to aræman "arise, lift up." There are no certain cognate forms in other Germanic languages, but Barnhart points to Old Norse reimuðr "act of wandering about," reimast "to haunt." "Except in late puns, there is no evidence of connexion with the Romance words denoting pilgrims or pilgrimages to Rome ...." [OED], such as Spanish romero "a pilot-fish; a pilgrim;" Old French romier "travelling as a pilgrim; a pilgrim," from Medieval Latin romerius "a pilgrim" (originally to Rome). Related: Roamed; roamer; roaming.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ROAM

bangle

nountrinket
  • bracelet
  • charm
  • droop
  • fritter
  • knickknack
  • ornament
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  • tinsel
  • waste

gallivant

verbrun around, gad about
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