how to pronounce rover


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rover is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of rover in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… into his armor-plated range rover not to …”

meanings of rover


  1. A defensive back position whose coverage responsibilities are a hybrid of those of a cornerback, safety and linebacker.
  2. One who roves, a wanderer, a nomad.
  3. A position that is one of three of a team's followers, who follow the ball around the ground. Formerly a position for short players, rovers in professional leagues are frequently over 183 cm (6').
  4. The tenth defensive player in slow-pitch softball.
  5. Someone connected with Blackburn Rovers FC, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  6. A sort of arrow.
  7. A pirate ship.
  8. A member of the senior section of the Boy Scout movement catering for men of age 18 upwards, now disbanded.
  9. (sports) someone connected with any number of teams called the Rovers, as a fan, player, coach etc.
  10. A vehicle for exploring extraterrestrial bodies.
  11. 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.
  12. A randomly selected target.
  13. A vagabond, a tramp, an unsteady, restless person, one who by habit doesn't settle down or marry.
  14. A pirate.


  1. A stereotypical name for a dog.
  2. A former make of British motor car.

rover frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word rover occurs in english on average 2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rover can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rover can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to rover


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