What Does Roving Mean?


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The word "roving" refers to the act of wandering randomly particularly over a large stretch of area or terrain. It refers also to the very act of wandering about. In this sense the word is taken from the Middle English word "roven" which meant the shooting of an arrow to its mark. The arrow in this way was supposed to be shot at an angle and not point blank. Roving also refers to the position of fibrous yarn that is so placed in preparation of it being spun.

Roving primarily refers to a group of people who travel about in groups and frequently change their settlements. Synonyms of the word include mobile, wandering, nomadic, vagabond and peregrine.

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