roving

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[ roh-ving ]
/ ˈroʊ vɪŋ /

adjective

roaming or wandering.
not assigned or restricted to any particular location, area, topic, etc.: a roving editor.
not assigned to any particular diplomatic post but having a special mission: a roving ambassador.

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Origin of roving

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First recorded in 1590–1600; rove1 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM roving

rov·ing·ly, adverbrov·ing·ness, noun

Definition for roving (2 of 2)

roving2
[ roh-ving ]
/ ˈroʊ vɪŋ /

noun

a soft strand of fiber that has been twisted, attenuated, and freed of foreign matter preparatory to its conversion into yarn.
the final phase of carding, in which this is done.

Origin of roving

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First recorded in 1785–95; rove3 + -ing1
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