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I love to swim in the nude and roam around the house in the nude. You're just as free as a bird!
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Meaning of "roam" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ROAM

Origin unknown.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ROAM

roam  [rəʊm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ROAM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Roam is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb roam in English.

WHAT DOES ROAM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Roam

"Roam" was the fourth single from The B-52's' 1989 hit album Cosmic Thing, following " Cosmic Thing," "Channel Z," and "Love Shack." "Roam" was a number-three hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in March 1990, spending a total of 19 weeks on the chart, and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The vocals are sung by Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson. In February 1991 The B-52s were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for "Roam". The Discovery Channel used 'Roam' in its own television commercials throughout the late 1990s. Subaru of New Zealand used it in a 2004 commercial. The song is playable in the music video game Rock Band. "Roam" is also used as the theme for the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show in the SSI Radio Network. The song has been used on PBS World. The song was used in the unaired pilot of the sitcom "Get A Life." "Roam" was also featured in the 1990 beach volleyball movie "Side Out".

Definition of roam in the English dictionary

The definition of roam in the dictionary is to travel or walk about with no fixed purpose or direction; wander. Other definition of roam is the act of roaming.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ROAM

PRESENT

Present
I roam
you roam
he/she/it roams
we roam
you roam
they roam
Present continuous
I am roaming
you are roaming
he/she/it is roaming
we are roaming
you are roaming
they are roaming
Present perfect
I have roamed
you have roamed
he/she/it has roamed
we have roamed
you have roamed
they have roamed
Present perfect continuous
I have been roaming
you have been roaming
he/she/it has been roaming
we have been roaming
you have been roaming
they have been roaming
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I roamed
you roamed
he/she/it roamed
we roamed
you roamed
they roamed
Past continuous
I was roaming
you were roaming
he/she/it was roaming
we were roaming
you were roaming
they were roaming
Past perfect
I had roamed
you had roamed
he/she/it had roamed
we had roamed
you had roamed
they had roamed
Past perfect continuous
I had been roaming
you had been roaming
he/she/it had been roaming
we had been roaming
you had been roaming
they had been roaming
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will roam
you will roam
he/she/it will roam
we will roam
you will roam
they will roam
Future continuous
I will be roaming
you will be roaming
he/she/it will be roaming
we will be roaming
you will be roaming
they will be roaming
Future perfect
I will have roamed
you will have roamed
he/she/it will have roamed
we will have roamed
you will have roamed
they will have roamed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been roaming
you will have been roaming
he/she/it will have been roaming
we will have been roaming
you will have been roaming
they will have been roaming
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would roam
you would roam
he/she/it would roam
we would roam
you would roam
they would roam
Conditional continuous
I would be roaming
you would be roaming
he/she/it would be roaming
we would be roaming
you would be roaming
they would be roaming
Conditional perfect
I would have roam
you would have roam
he/she/it would have roam
we would have roam
you would have roam
they would have roam
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been roaming
you would have been roaming
he/she/it would have been roaming
we would have been roaming
you would have been roaming
they would have been roaming
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you roam
we let´s roam
you roam
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to roam
Past participle
roamed
Present Participle
roaming
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ROAM


chrome
krəʊm
chromosome
ˈkrəʊməˌsəʊm
comb
kəʊm
dome
dəʊm
foam
fəʊm
genom
ˈdʒiːnəʊm
genome
ˈdʒiːnəʊm
gnome
nəʊm
hippodrome
ˈhɪpəˌdrəʊm
holm
həʊm
home
həʊm
honeycomb
ˈhʌnɪˌkəʊm
Jerome
dʒəˈrəʊm
monochrome
ˈmɒnəˌkrəʊm
nome
nəʊm
ohm
əʊm
Rome
rəʊm
Stockholm
ˈstɒkhəʊm
syndrome
ˈsɪndrəʊm
tome
təʊm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ROAM

roadrunner
roadside
roadside repairs
roadstead
roadster
roadway
roadwork
roadworks
roadworthies
roadworthiness
roadworthy
roamer
roaming
roan
Roanoke Island
roar
roar up
roarer
roaring
roaring days

WORDS THAT END LIKE ROAM

antifoam
befoam
cloam
defoam
gloam
jeroboam
loam
memory foam
plastic foam
rehoboam
sea foam
shaving foam
Siloam
stroam
Styrofoam

Synonyms and antonyms of roam in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ROAM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «roam» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of roam

Translation of «roam» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ROAM

Find out the translation of roam to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of roam from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «roam» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

闲逛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vagar
570 millions of speakers

English

roam
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घूमने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تجول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бродят
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vagar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘুরিয়া বেড়ান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

errer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berkeliaran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

durchstreifen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

うろうろする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

배회하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Roam
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đi lang thang
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுற்றித்திரிய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भटकणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dolaşmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vagabondare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Roam
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бродять
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Roam
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

περιφέρονται
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

swerf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

roam
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

roam
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of roam

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ROAM»

The term «roam» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.022 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ROAM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «roam» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «roam» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about roam

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10 QUOTES WITH «ROAM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word roam.
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Rick Astley
My dad loved Scotland, so we would pile into his caravan and head for the Highlands, to Fort William and Loch Ness. It was such an adventure - my siblings and I were allowed to roam and explore the local beaches. We loved the freedom of those trips.
2
Eliza Cook
There's a magical tie to the land of our home, which the heart cannot break, though the footsteps may roam.
3
Gillian Flynn
I grew up in the '80s where there's a lot of these kind of post-apocalyptic, post-comet, post-whatever it was, so that always captured my imagination a lot as a little kid, that idea of getting access to secret places and being able to roam around where you're not supposed to.
4
Knut Hamsun
For I mean to roam and think and make great irons red-hot.
5
Chad Harbach
Baseball is a team game but, at the same time, it's a very lonely game: unlike in soccer or basketball, where players roam around, in baseball everyone has their little plot of the field to tend. When the action comes to you, the spotlight is on you but no one can help you.
6
Nanette Lepore
It's so easy for me to get caught up in the feeling of a city like Venice, where everything is just beautiful color and gorgeous buildings that are so peaceful. You can roam around and get lost in the labyrinth.
7
Jayne Meadows
I never look at a note. I just roam the stage. The people do not want to leave.
8
Bettie Page
I love to swim in the nude and roam around the house in the nude. You're just as free as a bird!
9
George William Russell
We have the universe to roam in in imagination. It is our virtue to be infinitely varied. The worst tyranny is uniformity.
10
Patti Smith
Some of us are born rebellious. Like Jean Genet or Arthur Rimbaud, I roam these mean streets like a villain, a vagabond, an outcast, scavenging for the scraps that may perchance plummet off humanity's dirty plates, though often sometimes taking a cab to a restaurant is more convenient.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ROAM»

Discover the use of roam in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to roam and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Roam: A Novel with Music
. . . Much more than the story of one dog’s incredible journey, this is a deeply moving story of survival and enduring love, which once again confirms the unbreakable bond between humans and their best friends.
Alan Lazar, 2012
2
The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems ...
Now with more color, bigger pictures, and additional content, this new edition does an even better job of helping you literally see the world in a new way.
Dan Roam, 2009
3
Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work
The Solution: This book offers a way out of blah-blah-blah. It's called "Vivid Thinking." In Dan Roam's first acclaimed book, The Back of the Napkin, he taught readers how to solve problems and sell ideas by drawing simple pictures.
Dan Roam, 2011
4
Where the Buffalo Roam: Restoring America's Great Plains
This edition includes a new foreword by environmental historian Donald Worster.
Anne Matthews, 1992
5
Roam
In searching for a sense of home and belonging, this collection of free verse looks both inward and outward, to landscapes rural and urban, and speaks in haunting and musical lyrics.
Susan B. A. Somers-Willett, 2006
6
America's Haunted Universities: Ghosts That Roam Hallowed Halls
This guide explores the strangest and most enduring stories with first-hand accounts, historical analysis, and a re-telling of classic legends.
Matthew L Swayne, 2012
7
Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary ...
PLEASE NOTE: This eBook edition of SHOW AND TELL is carefully laid out to match the print book; this means it reads much better as designed pages, but you won't be able to use some features such as highlighting and annotating text.
Dan Roam, 2014
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R. O. A. M. ,Ramblings of A Madman - Space, Time, Travel, ...
The meaning of life. Be enlightened. Darwin, UFOS, physics, everything revealed.
Jonathan Royle, T. HuGotH, 2008
9
The Dead Roam the Earth: True Stories of the Paranormal from ...
In addition to its wealth of testimonials from ordinary people witnessing extraordinary things, this engrossing book presents the latest scientific attempts to make sense of the supernatural—including how electronic equipment has ...
Alasdair Wickham, 2012
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Roam (with embedded audio): A Novel with Music
. . . Much more than the story of one dog’s incredible journey, this is a deeply moving story of survival and enduring love, which once again confirms the unbreakable bond between humans and their best friends.
Alan Lazar, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ROAM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term roam is used in the context of the following news items.
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Stream Thundercat's "The Beyond: Where The Giants Roam" EP
Thundercat, bass player, singer, probable musical genius, just released a new EP called The Beyond: Where The Giants Roam. Thundercat's dope AF 2013 ... «HotNewHipHop, Jun 15»
2
Thundercat Just Announced a New Mini-Album Called 'The Beyond …
He's just announced a six-song mini-album on Brainfeeder called The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam and shared the first single, "Them Changes. «Noisey, Jun 15»
3
Groups urge more room for Yellowstone bison to roam, end to …
Yellowstone National Park bison should be allowed to roam public lands in adjacent Montana without being marked for death to appease ranchers worried the ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
4
Operation Roam-Yos: Another 106 youngsters apprehended
HYDERABAD: Continuing their 'Operation Late Night Roam-Yos', the South Zone police apprehended 106 youngsters loitering on the streets and driving rashly ... «Times of India, May 15»
5
Cattle Roam Free on Interstate 64
Cattle Roam Free on Interstate 64. By Associated Press • May 16, 2015. ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email. Authorities say some cattle were killed and ... «West Virginia Public Broadcasting, May 15»
6
Rogers expands 'Roam Like Home' to include 35 European …
On April 15 Rogers will expand on their popular 'Roam Like Home" program to include 35 countries across Europe. In the new countries, Rogers will allow ... «Android Central, Apr 15»
7
Wi-Fi Everywhere May Let You Roam Free From Your Mobile Carrier
To get the most out of your smartphone, do you really need a cellphone plan? That's the question Wall Street Journal reporter Ryan Knutson tried to answer ... «NPR, Mar 15»
8
Coaches can roam sidelines at Vandy's Memorial Gym next season
(AP) Team benches will remain on the baselines at Vanderbilt's Memorial Gym, though coaches will be free to roam down the sidelines starting next season. «WKYT, Feb 15»
9
Wolves given larger area to roam in Southwest
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Mexican gray wolves will be able to roam a greatly expanded area in the Southwest under the first major changes to a reintroduction ... «CBS News, Jan 15»
10
Is this the end of roaming fee rage?
On Friday, the company unveiled a new roaming plan called “Roam like home” that as of Monday will replace its previous offerings for travel into the U.S. For a ... «Macleans.ca, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Roam [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/roam>. May 2020 ».
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