View definitions for rove


verb as in wander

Discover More

Example Sentences

After finding success with the Reel Rock Film Tour, a roving showcase of short films about climbers and their greatest feats, filmmakers Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer decided they wanted to expand into bigger audiences.

These small, roving gangs often did not unearth antifa — a loose collective of activists who identify as anti-fascist — but instead were involved in violent attacks on passersby.

An archaeologist roving around in a submersible was the first to lay eyes on the vessels in nearly 80 years.

Sure enough, her roving camera could spot when these plants needed water.

Otherwise, the map is dotted with roving cattle ranches and farms and small properties — 5 acres here, 10 acres there — with many landowners presumably amenable to a buyout.

Either way, Rove certainly had a better night than last time around.

The most memorable ad of the lot was one run by American Crossroads, the Super PAC associated with Karl Rove.

“It was all for nothing; Rove wanted the issue buried,” Wurmser said.

But when the information was brought up with the White House, senior adviser Karl Rove told them to “let these sleeping dogs lie.”

One donor complains about the takeout chicken pot pies served at a Karl Rove-hosted confab.

In a moment his interested eyes would rove over the crowd again.

At last his eyes began to rove around and presently they rested on me, where I was watching him.

The nations who rove over the western prairies, inscribe them on the skins of the buffalo.

His little black eyes travel further and faster than his legs, and rove up and down and across the Bowery ceaselessly.

If I thought he meant the boy any harm he'd get his nose rove foul in the shake of a fluke.


On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rove, such as: drift, gad, gallivant, meander, move, and prowl.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.