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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To move about without purpose or plan; wander. synonym: wander.
  • intransitive verb To turn the attention from one subject to another with little clarity or coherence of thought.
  • intransitive verb To move or pass over the body.
  • intransitive verb To be directed without apparent purpose; look in an idle or casual manner.
  • intransitive verb To use a cell phone network outside of a home service area as defined by a service plan.
  • intransitive verb To wander over or through.
  • intransitive verb To be directed over or around (an area).
  • noun The act or an instance of roaming.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of wandering; a ramble.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To range or wander over.
  • noun The act of roaming; a wandering; a ramble.
  • intransitive verb To go from place to place without any certain purpose or direction; to rove; to wander.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To wander or travel freely and with no specific destination.
  • verb intransitive, computing, telecommunications To use a network or service from different locations or devices.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English romen.]

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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

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