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

 ro·ver /ˈrovɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rov·er n.
 1. One who practices robbery on the seas; a pirate.
    Yet Pompey the Great deserveth honor more justly for scouring the seas, and taking from the rovers 846 sail of ships.   --Holland.
 2. One who wanders about by sea or land; a wanderer; a rambler.
 3. Hence, a fickle, inconstant person.
 4. Croquet A ball which has passed through all the hoops and would go out if it hit the stake but is continued in play; also, the player of such a ball.
 5. Archery (a) Casual marks at uncertain distances.
 (b) A sort of arrow. [Obs.]
    All sorts, flights, rovers, and butt shafts.   --B. Jonson.
 At rovers, at casual marks; hence, at random; as, shooting at rovers. See def. 5 (a) above. --Addison.
    Bound down on every side with many bands because it shall not run at rovers.   --Robynson (More's Utopia).

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: someone who leads a wandering unsettled life [syn: wanderer,
            roamer, bird of passage]
      2: an adult member of the Boy Scouts movement [syn: scouter]