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meanings of rove


  1. To draw through an eye or aperture.
  2. To practice robbery on the seas; to voyage about on the seas as a pirate.
  3. Simple past tense of rive.
  4. To card wool or other fibres.
  5. To roam, or wander about at random, especially over a wide area.
  6. To plough into ridges by turning the earth of two furrows together.
  7. Simple past tense of reeve.
  8. To twist slightly; to bring together, as slivers of wool or cotton, and twist slightly before spinning.
  9. To roam or wander through.
  10. To shoot with arrows (at).


  1. A roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out and lightly twisted, preparatory to further processing; a roving.
  2. The act of wandering; a ramble.
  3. A copper washer upon which the end of a nail is clinched in boatbuilding.

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