from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To move about without purpose or plan; wander. See Synonyms at wander.
- transitive v. To wander over or through: roamed the streets.
- n. The act or an instance of roaming.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To wander or travel freely and with no specific destination.
- v. To use a network or service from different locations or devices.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To go from place to place without any certain purpose or direction; to rove; to wander.
- transitive v. To range or wander over.
- n. The act of roaming; a wandering; a ramble.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To walk; go; proceed.
- To wander; ramble; rove; walk or move about from place to place without any certain purpose or direction.
- Synonyms Rove, Wander, etc. See ramble.
- To range; wander over: as, to roam the woods.
- n. The act of wandering; a ramble.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Middle English romen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English romen, from Old English *rāmian, from Proto-Germanic *raimōnan (“to wander”), from *raim- (“to move, raise”), from Proto-Indo-European *rī-, *reyw-, *(o)reyǝ- (“to move, lift, flow”). Akin to Old English ārǣman "to arise, stand up, lift up", Old High German rāmēn ("to aim") ( > archaic German rahmen ("to strive")), Middle Dutch rammen "to night-wander, copulate", rammelen "to wander about, ramble". More at ramble (Wiktionary)