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Definition of Rove


  1. of Reeve
  2. To draw through an eye or aperture.
  3. To draw out into flakes; to card, as wool.
  4. To twist slightly; to bring together, as slivers of wool or cotton, and twist slightly before spinning.
  5. A copper washer upon which the end of a nail is clinched in boat building.
  6. A roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out and slighty twisted, preparatory to further process; a roving.
  7. To practice robbery on the seas; to wander about on the seas in piracy.
  8. 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.
  9. To shoot at rovers; hence, to shoot at an angle of elevation, not at point-blank (rovers usually being beyond the point-blank range).
  10. To wander over or through.
  11. To plow into ridges by turning the earth of two furrows together.
  12. The act of wandering; a ramble.

Rove Translations

rove in German is umherstreichen, ausfasern
rove in Italian is andare in giro