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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)

 Rov·ing, n.
 1. The operatin of forming the rove, or slightly twisted sliver or roll of wool or cotton, by means of a machine for the purpose, called a roving frame, or roving machine.
 2. A roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out and slightly twisted; a rove. See 2d Rove, 2.
 Roving frame, Roving machine, a machine for drawing and twisting roves and twisting roves and winding them on bobbin for the spinning machine.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rov·ing, n. The act of one who roves or wanders.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : (of groups of people) tending to travel and change
            settlements frequently; "a restless mobile society";
            "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the
            profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy
            future"; "wandering tribes" [syn: mobile, nomadic,
            peregrine, wandering]
      n : travelling about without any clear destination; "she
          followed him in his wanderings and looked after him"
          [syn: wandering, vagabondage]