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roamer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n roamer someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Roamer rōm"ẽr One who roams; a wanderer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n roamer One who roams; a rover; a rambler; a vagrant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Roamer a wanderer
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. romen, ramen; allied to A.S. á-rǽman, to spread out, Old High Ger. rāman, rāmen, to direct one's course; the meaning influenced by M. E. Rome-rennere, a pilgrim.

Usage

In literature:

The wave-roamer bode riding at anchor, its owner awaiting.
"Beowulf" by Anonymous
You benighted roamer of Amazonia!
"Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman
On its stern, in gold letters, they read Roamer.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
As I was a mere roamer, with no calendar or even a watch, I had but to fetch my few belongings ashore and be a Marquesan.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
The music and the song of the London street roamer is excessively harsh, crabbed, and tuneless.
"Lost Leaders" by Andrew Lang
He was a wilful roamer in literature and the world, who attained to no mastery except over words.
"George Borrow The Man and His Books" by Edward Thomas
After my brother's death I was very unhappy and had gone out East to visit Aunt Alice, who is a great roamer.
"Lady Larkspur" by Meredith Nicholson
I'm essentially a nocturnal roamer.
"The Seven Secrets" by William Le Queux
Now he was a roamer, until in this winter of 1675 he decided to stay among the Narragansetts, in southern Rhode Island, and renew his league.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
I had tried to follow the elusive wake of two night-roamers, and they had proven will-o'-the-wisps.
"A Maid of the Kentucky Hills" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
And that celestial roamer descended gently, and stood upon the ground beside him.
"A Syrup of the Bees" by Anonymous
Again on breezy sands the roamers creep, Twine to the rocks, or paddle in the deep.
"Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained" by Henry Lee
It was a horse, he knew, but whether it was a roamer of the range or a beast bearing a rider, he could not tell.
"Bruce of the Circle A" by Harold Titus
He thought he could see smoke over central Manhattan and swung the Roamer in that direction.
"The Onslaught from Rigel" by Fletcher Pratt
The boy was a roamer and an adventurer.
"The Voice from the Void" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

"Oh, roamer from lands where the vanished years go,
Oh, waif from those mystical zones,
Come here where I long for you, broken and low,
On the mosses and watery stones!
"Footfalls" by Henry Kendall
The wind is a mighty roamer;
He bids me keep me free,
Clean from the taint of the gold-lust,
Hardy and pure as he;
Cling with my love to nature,
As a child to the mother-knee.
"The Three Voices" by Robert W Service
No party is Jim of the Pericles type:
He is modern right up from the toe to the pipe;
And being no reader or roamer,
He hasn't Euripides much in the head;
And let it be carefully, tenderly said,
He never has analysed Homer.
"Jim the Splitter" by Henry Kendall

In news:

This 1919 Roamer Rumble Seat Roadster offered for sale at this fall's Branson Collector Car Auction, is a shining example of that.
Mobile data roamers will generate more than $35 billion in revenues by 2017, 40 percent of roaming revenues.
Arkansas High Five awaits roamers.
The insatiable globe-roamer and his wife, Anne, take a beach-and-sun breather in French Basque country.
Still, the savviest Tuscan roamers all eventually set their sights on Cortona, in the province of Arezzo.
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