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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rove /ˈrov/
 徘徊,粗紡線,流浪(vt.)漂泊于,漫遊于(vi.)流浪,飄忽不定

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reeve n. Zool. The female of the ruff.
 Reeve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rove p. pr. & vb. n. Reeving.]  Naut. To pass, as the end of a rope, through any hole in a block, thimble, cleat, ringbolt, cringle, or the like.
 Reeve, n.  An officer, steward, bailiff, or governor; -- used chiefly in compounds; as, shirereeve, now written sheriff; portreeve, etc.
 Re·ëx·am·i·na·ble a. Admitting of being reexamined or reconsidered.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rove v. t.
 1. To draw through an eye or aperture.
 2. To draw out into flakes; to card, as wool.
 3. To twist slightly; to bring together, as slivers of wool or cotton, and twist slightly before spinning.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rove n.
 1. A copper washer upon which the end of a nail is clinched in boat building.
 2. A roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out and slighty twisted, preparatory to further process; a roving.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rove, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Roved p. pr. & vb. n. Roving.]
 1. To practice robbery on the seas; to wander about on the seas in piracy. [Obs.]
 2. Hence, to wander; to ramble; to rauge; to go, move, or pass without certain direction in any manner, by sailing, walking, riding, flying, or otherwise.
    For who has power to walk has power to rove.   --Arbuthnot.
 3. Archery To shoot at rovers; hence, to shoot at an angle of elevation, not at point-blank (rovers usually being beyond the point-blank range).
 Fair Venus' son, that with thy cruel dart
 At that good knight so cunningly didst rove.   --Spenser.
 Syn: -- To wander; roam; range; ramble stroll.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rove, v. t.
 1. To wander over or through.
 Roving the field, I chanced
 A goodly tree far distant to behold.   --milton.
 2. To plow into ridges by turning the earth of two furrows together.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rove, n. The act of wandering; a ramble.
    In thy nocturnal rove one moment halt.   --Young.
 Rove beetle Zool., any one of numerous species of beetles of the family Staphylinidae, having short elytra beneath which the wings are folded transversely.  They are rapid runners, and seldom fly.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 reeve
      n : female ruff
      v 1: pass a rope through; "reeve an opening"
      2: pass through a hole or opening; "reeve a rope"
      3: fasten by passing through a hole or around something
      [also: rove]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 rove
      v : move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in
          search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the
          woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The
          cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from
          one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
          [syn: roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam,
           cast, ramble, range, drift, vagabond]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 rove
      See reeve