Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun roving

1 sense of roving

Sense 1
wandering, roving, vagabondage -- (travelling about without any clear destination; "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him")
       => travel, traveling, travelling -- (the act of going from one place to another; "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rove

1 sense of rove

Sense 1
roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond -- (move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Antonyms of adj roving

1 sense of roving

Sense 1
mobile, nomadic, peregrine, roving, wandering -- (migratory; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes")

INDIRECT (VIA unsettled) -> settled -- (established in a desired position or place; not moving about; "nomads...absorbed among the settled people"; "settled areas"; "I don't feel entirely settled here"; "the advent of settled civilization")

Similarity of adj roving

1 sense of roving

Sense 1
mobile, nomadic, peregrine, roving, wandering -- (migratory; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes")
       => unsettled (vs. settled) -- (not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle")

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