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

 vag·a·bond /ˈvægəˌbɑnd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vag·a·bond a.
 1. Moving from place to place without a settled habitation; wandering. Vagabond exile.”
 2. Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.
 To heaven their prayers
 Flew up, nor missed the way, by envious winds
 Blown vagabond or frustrate.   --Milton.
 3. Being a vagabond; strolling and idle or vicious.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vag·a·bond, n. One who wanders from place to place, having no fixed dwelling, or not abiding in it, and usually without the means of honest livelihood; a vagrant; a tramp; hence, a worthless person; a rascal.
    A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be.   --Gen. iv. 12.
 Note:In English and American law, vagabond is used in bad sense, denoting one who is without a home; a strolling, idle, worthless person. Vagabonds are described in old English statutes as “such as wake on the night and sleep on the day, and haunt customable taverns and alehouses, and routs about; and no man wot from whence they came, nor whither they go.” In American law, the term vagrant is employed in the same sense. Cf Rogue, n., 1.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vag·a·bond, v. i. To play the vagabond; to wander like a vagabond; to stroll.
 On every part my vagabonding sight
 Did cast, and drown mine eyes in sweet delight.   --Drummond.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community;
             "led a vagabond life"; "a rootless wanderer" [syn: rootless]
      2: continually changing especially as from one abode or
         occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the
         floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"
         [syn: aimless, drifting, floating, vagrant]
      n 1: anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place;
           "pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea"
      2: a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means
         of support [syn: vagrant, drifter, floater]
      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, rove, range, drift]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    from Lat. vagabundus, "a wanderer," "a fugitive;" not used
    opprobriously (Gen. 4:12, R.V., "wanderer;" Ps. 109:10; Acts
    19:13, R.V., "strolling").