roving

roving
noun
travelling about without any clear destination
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she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him

Syn: ↑wandering, ↑vagabondage
Derivationally related forms: ↑vagabond (for: ↑vagabondage), ↑rove, ↑wander (for: ↑wandering)
Hypernyms: ↑travel, ↑traveling, ↑travelling
Hyponyms: ↑drifting
adjective
migratory
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a restless mobile society

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the nomadic habits of the Bedouins

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believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future

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wandering tribes

Syn: ↑mobile, ↑nomadic, ↑peregrine, ↑wandering
Similar to: ↑unsettled
Derivationally related forms: ↑peregrine (for: ↑peregrine), ↑mobility (for: ↑mobile)

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