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  • 1 Rove — may refer to:* Rove (TV series) ** Rove McManus, host of the above series * Rove goat, a breed of goat * Karl Rove, American political strategist …

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  • 2 Rove — Rove, n. The act of wandering; a ramble. [1913 Webster] In thy nocturnal rove one moment halt. Young. [1913 Webster] {Rove beetle} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of numerous species of beetles of the family {Staphylinid[ae]}, having short elytra beneath… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Rove — Rove, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Roved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Roving}.] [Cf. D. rooven to rob; akin to E. reave. See {Reave}, {Rob}.] 1. To practice robbery on the seas; to wander about on the seas in piracy. [Obs.] Hakluyt. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, to… …

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  • 4 Rove — ist der Familienname von: Karl Rove (* 1950), US amerikanischer Politiker Kristiina Rove (* 1990), finnische Skirennläuferin Olavi Rove (1915–1966), finnischer Turner und Olympiasieger Diese Seite ist eine …

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  • 5 rove — [rəuv US rouv] v [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from rave to wander (14 19 centuries), probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) [I and T] written to travel from one place to another = ↑roam ▪ a salesman roving the country 2.) roving reporter …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 Rove — Rove, v. t. 1. To wander over or through. [1913 Webster] Roving the field, I chanced A goodly tree far distant to behold. milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To plow into ridges by turning the earth of two furrows together. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Rove — (r[=o]v), v. t. [perhaps fr. or akin to reeve.] 1. To draw through an eye or aperture. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw out into flakes; to card, as wool. Jamieson. [1913 Webster] 3. To twist slightly; to bring together, as slivers of wool or cotton,… …

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  • 8 Rove — (r[=o]v), n. 1. A copper washer upon which the end of a nail is clinched in boat building. [1913 Webster] 2. A roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out and slighty twisted, preparatory to further process; a roving. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 rove — [ rouv ] verb intransitive or transitive MAINLY LITERARY 1. ) to move around an area without a definite direction or purpose: ROAM 2. ) if your eyes rove around a place, you look all around it …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 rove — (v.) to wander with no fixed destination, 1530s, possibly a Midlands dialectal variant of northern English and Scottish rave to wander, stray, from M.E. raven, probably from O.N. rafa to wander, rove. Influenced by ROVER (Cf. rover). Earliest… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 rove — rove1 [rōv] vi. roved, roving [ME roven, orig. an archery term as vt. < ?] 1. to wander about; go from place to place, esp. over an extensive area, with no particular course or destination; roam 2. to look around: said of the eyes vt. to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Rove — Rove, s. Galläpfel …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 rove — index digress, perambulate, prowl Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 rove — *wander, stray, roam, ramble, range, prowl, gad, gallivant, traipse, meander …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 Röve — s. ⇨ Rübe …

    Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • 16 rove — ► VERB 1) travel constantly without a fixed destination; wander. 2) (of eyes) look around in all directions. ORIGIN originally an archery term in the sense «shoot at a casual mark of undetermined range»: perhaps from dialect rave «to stray» …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 rove — UK [rəʊv] / US [roʊv] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms rove : present tense I/you/we/they rove he/she/it roves present participle roving past tense roved past participle roved mainly literary 1) to move around an area without a definite… …

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  • 18 rove — I [[t]roʊv[/t]] v. roved, rov•ing, n. 1) to wander about without definite destination; move here and there at random, esp. over a wide area 2) to wander over or through; traverse 3) an act of roving • Etymology: 1490–1500; orig., to shoot at a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 rove — 1. v. & n. v. 1 intr. wander without a settled destination, roam, ramble. 2 intr. (of eyes) look in changing directions. 3 tr. wander over or through. n. an act of roving (on the rove). Phrases and idioms: rove beetle any long bodied beetle of… …

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  • 20 Rove — Reeve Reeve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rove} (r?v); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reeving}.] [Cf. D. reven. See {Reef}, n. & v. t.] (Naut.) To pass, as the end of a pope, through any hole in a block, thimble, cleat, ringbolt, cringle, or the like. [1913 Webster] …

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