What is another word for rove?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈə͡ʊv] (IPA)

Rove, also known as roam or meander, refers to wandering or moving aimlessly from one place to another. Depending on the context, there are various synonyms for the word "rove". For instance, one may use the word "wander" when referring to aimless movements without a specific destination. Alternatively, the word "roam" may be used when describing a more extensive or prolonged wandering journey. Additionally, "prowl" refers to moving stealthily and quietly, while "stray" indicates unintentional wandering off course. Other synonyms for "rove" include "drift," "saunter," "meander," "traverse," and "journey" among others. Therefore, depending on the context of usage, one can use any of these synonyms to describe aimless movements or wandering journeys.

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What are the hypernyms for Rove?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for rove?

Rove, meaning to wander or travel aimlessly, has several antonyms that reflect a sense of purpose or direction. To stay in one place is to be stationary or immobile, the opposite of roving. Similarly, when one is fixed, settled, or grounded, they lack the mobility and restlessness that defines roving. The act of settling into a particular location or lifestyle is captured by antonyms such as establish, root, or settle. On the other hand, to have a specific destination or goal in mind signals a sense of focus and direction, allowing one to avoid the aimlessness associated with roving. Antonyms such as direct, aim, or guide reflect this sense of purpose and direction.

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Usage examples for Rove

I am told, however, that he still shows, now and then, a degree of restlessness, and a disposition to rove abroad again, and see a little more of the world; an inclination which seems particularly to haunt him about springtime.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving
From the first he showed no fear of going aloft, looking upon the business much as he would have done climbing a high tree; but how the ropes were rove, and what were their uses, he naturally had no conception.
"Paddy Finn"
W. H. G. Kingston
A few only of the shrouds were found to have been cut away, which being put to rights in the best way they could effect, and a fresh running rigging rove, a reef was shaken out of each of the three topsails, and the ship brought to the wind, with her head towards the shore.
"The Prime Minister"
W.H.G. Kingston

Famous quotes with Rove

  • None know how often the hand of God is seen in a wilderness but them that rove it for a man's life.
    Thomas Cole
  • Give me a baptism of glowing love, Thy power and presence wheresoe'er I rove; And my last prayer, all other prayers above — Oh, give to me More of Thyself, Lord Jesus: more of Thee!
    Anna Shipton
  • Most men are scantily nourished on a modicum of happiness and a number of empty thoughts which life lays on their plates. They are kept in the road of life through stern necessity by elemental duties which they cannot avoid. Again and again their will-to-live becomes, as it were, intoxicated: spring sunshine, opening flowers, moving clouds, waving fields of grain — all affect it. The manifold will-to-live, which is known to us in the splendid phenomena in which it clothes itself, grasps at their personal wills. They would fain join their shouts to the mighty symphony which is proceeding all around them. The world seem beauteous...but the intoxication passes. Dreadful discords only allow them to hear a confused noise, as before, where they had thought to catch the strains of glorious music. The beauty of nature is obscured by the suffering which they discover in every direction. And now they see again that they are driven about like shipwrecked persons on the waste of ocean, only that the boat is at one moment lifted high on the crest of the waves and a moment later sinks deep into the trough; and that now sunshine and now darkening clouds lie on the surface of the water. And now they would fain persuade themselves that land lies on the horizon toward which they are driven. Their will-to-live befools their intellect so that it makes efforts to see the world as it would like to see it. It forces this intellect to show them a map which lends support to their hope of land. Once again they essay to reach the shore, until finally their arms sink exhausted for the last time and their eyes rove desperately from wave to wave. … Thus it is with the will-to-live when it is unreflective. But is there no way out of this dilemma? Must we either drift aimlessly through lack of reflection or sink in pessimism as the result of reflection? No. We must indeed attempt the limitless ocean, but we may set our sails and steer a determined course.
    Albert Schweitzer
  • 'Tis soothing, oh ! most soothing to the heart, To rove 'mid scenes where once we have been blest! Each tree, each blossom, has a thrilling charm; They seem memorials of those happier hours : The very sigh that tells they are no more, Is sweet unto the spirit; former days, And former feelings, rise upon the soul, Dear as they once have been.
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  • Thou shalt bid thy fair hands rove O'er thy soft lute's silver slumbers, Waking sounds; of song and love In their sweet Italian numbers.
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon

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