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  • n. One who roams.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who roams; a wanderer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who roams; a rover; a rambler; a vagrant.

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

  • n. someone who leads a wandering unsettled life


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  • Bryant says that against San Antonio he serves as a "roamer" more so than he does against other teams and he adds, "That is actually my biggest strength as a defensive player, to be able to roam around the floor and cause havoc."

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  • When Ime Udoka enters the game for Bowen, Bryant switches from being a "roamer" to being what he calls "a lockdown corner" (extending his earlier football analogy regarding Reed and Polamalu) because the Spurs run sets for Udoka to get shots.

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  • Humble Ivy League Princeton was all tied up with powerhouse Kentucky and its slick sideline roamer, John Calipari.

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  • And it did have the really cool ark, the jet pack, the roamer, and Ruth was pretty hot.

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  • I found myself wondering what this visionary roamer might have thought of his beloved America now, so much more crowded, sprawling, noisy, full of electronic news and nonsense and political insanity.

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  •  The occasional roamer wanders up out of turn, but I ask them politely to get in line, or wait to the side until I can discern where they belong.

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  • In his notes to "Mezcala Island - scene of rebellion" (1824), Burton tells us the Italian author, Giacomo Costantino Beltrami, was an "incurable romantic and inveterate roamer," who among other accomplishments discovered the northern source of the Mississippi River.

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