Meaning of ROVING in English

ROVING

roving 1

— rovingly , adv. — rovingness , n.

/roh"ving/ , adj.

1. roaming or wandering.

2. not assigned or restricted to any particular location, area, topic, etc.: a roving editor.

3. not assigned to any particular diplomatic post but having a special mission: a roving ambassador.

[ 1590-1600; ROVE 1 + -ING 2 ]

roving 2

/roh"ving/ , n.

1. a soft strand of fiber that has been twisted, attenuated, and freed of foreign matter preparatory to its conversion into yarn.

2. the final phase of carding, in which this is done.

[ 1785-95; ROVE 3 + -ING 1 ]

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