- to walk, go, or travel without a fixed purpose or direction; ramble; wander; rove: to roam about the world.
- to wander over or through: to roam the countryside.
- an act or instance of roaming; a ramble.
Origin of roam
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Related Words for roamervagabond, pilgrim, wanderer, migrant, passenger, tourist, commuter, adventurer, sailor, hiker, nomad, rover, itinerant, wayfarer, hobo, roamer, rambler, sightseer, tripper, drifter
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Historical Examples of roamer
At the same moment something pushed the Roamer forward and down, down, down.The Onslaught from Rigel
You seldom find a fisherman but who has been more or less of a roamer and adventurer.The Boy Chums Cruising in Florida Waters
Wilmer M. Ely
The adventurous, dare-devil spirit of the roamer, the incarnate gipsy, always looked out of his insolent eyes.The Story of My Life
I have been quite a roamer in strange places, and at first had a fancy for a life of adventure.A Little Girl in Old St. Louis
Amanda Minnie Douglas
He was a natural hunter, roamer, woodsman; as unworldly as a child, and as simple and transparent.John James Audubon
- to travel or walk about with no fixed purpose or direction; wander
- the act of roaming
Word Origin for roam
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.