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rove1 / rōv/ • v. [intr.] travel constantly without a fixed destination; wander: a quarter of a million refugees roved around the country. ∎  [tr.] wander over or through (a place) in such a way: children roving the streets. ∎  [usu. as adj.] (roving) travel for one's work, having no fixed base: he trained as a roving reporter. ∎  (of eyes) look in changing directions in order to see something thoroughly: the policeman's eyes roved around the bar. • n. [in sing.] a journey, esp. one with no specific destination; an act of wandering: a new exhibit will electrify campuses on its national rove. rove2 • past of reeve2 . rove3 • n. a sliver of cotton, wool, or other fiber, drawn out and slightly twisted, esp. preparatory to spinning. • v. [tr.] form (slivers of wool, cotton, or other fiber) into roves. rove4 • n. a small metal plate or ring for a rivet to pass through and be clenched over, esp. in boatbuilding.

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A. †shoot with arrows at a selected mark for finding the range XV;

B. wander at random XVI. poss. form of (dial.) rave stray (XIV), prob. of Scand. orig. (cf. Icel. ráfa); sense B. perh. due to infl. by ROVER.

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rovebehove, clove, cove, dove, drove, fauve, grove, interwove, Jove, mauve, rove, shrove, stove, strove, trove, wove •alcove • mangrove

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