verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- roanoke island,
- roanoke rapids
Origin of roam
Examples from the Web for roamer
The adventurous, dare-devil spirit of the roamer, the incarnate gipsy, always looked out of his insolent eyes.The Story of My Life|Ellen Terry
At the same moment something pushed the Roamer forward and down, down, down.
He thought he could see smoke over central Manhattan and swung the Roamer in that direction.
Let skunk or fox, or other roamer through the grass, creep ever so stealthily, he will be seen and avoided by flight.Buffalo Land|W. E. Webb
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
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.