Definition of roving :
1. A roll or sliver of wool or cotton drawn out and slightly twisted; a rove. See 2d Rove, 2.
2. of Rove
3. The act of one who roves or wanders.
4. The operatin of forming the rove, or slightly twisted sliver or roll of wool or cotton, by means of a machine for the purpose, called a roving frame, or roving machine.
acting, floating, creative, blue-collar, emeritus, mobile, erratic, budding, peregrine, fluid, casual, planetary, unsettled, meandering, designate, errant, move, winding, deputy, auxiliary, vagabondage
traveling (part of speech: verb)
wandering (part of speech: verb)
promenading, ambling, roaming, wandering, walking, trekking, journeying, traveling, wayfaring, hiking, coursing, rambling, driving, nomadic, jaunting, strolling, cycling, tripping, marching, moving, sojourning, touring
- Perhaps she has noticed the tall figure of the young Genoese in the strangers' part of the convent, perhaps not; but his roving blue eye has noticed her, and much is to come of it. - "Christopher Columbus, Complete", Filson Young.
- It was a March afternoon, ashen and windy, with flocks of small fleecy clouds hurrying across a changeable blue sky, and the vague, roving scents of early spring in the air. - "Virginia", Ellen Glasgow.
- At a loss what to do or where to search, I dropped again into the chair by the fire, and my eyes went roving about the room. - "Wilfrid Cumbermede", George MacDonald.