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Meaning of ROVER

Pronunciation:  'rowvur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an adult member of the Boy Scouts movement
  2. [n]  someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
 

ROVER is a 5 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: bird of passage, roamer, scouter, wanderer
 
 See Also: boy scout, drifter, floater, nomad, traveler, traveller, vagabond, vagrant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rov"er\, n. [D. roover a robber. See {Rove}, v. i.]
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. --Encyc. Brit.
   (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).

 

 

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