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Definition of the verb roam

What does roam mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: roamed | roaming | roams

  1. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

Alternative definition of the verb roam


  1. [intransitive] To wander or travel freely and with no specific destination.
  2. [intransitive, computing, telecommunications] To use a network or service from different locations or devices.


Roam is a Venue in New York City.

  • also known as Roam NYC


  1. "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".
    • also known as Roam (extended remix), Roam (12" remix), Roam (instrumental), Roam (7" remix), Roam (radio mix)
    • music and lyrics by The B-52's
  2. "Roam" is a 1989 single by The B-52's.
    • also known as Roam (Remixes)
    • artist: The B-52's
    • released on (25 years ago)
  3. "Roam" is a musical album of Sunstack Jones.
    • released on
  4. "Roam" is a musical album of Lisa Patterson.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  5. "Roam" is a musical album of Arbre Noir.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  6. "Roam" is a musical album of Greg Tannen.
    • released on (15 years ago)


"Roam" is a book by Susan Somers-Willett.


"Roam" is a short film, directed by Carolina Vila.


  1. Roam: The Town of Banff, in Banff National Park in Alberta's Rockies, Canada, launched a new rebranded local bus system called Roam in June 2008. There are three routes connecting the town, Tunnel Mountain, the Banff Springs Hotel, and the Banff Gondola. Service is provided using four hybrid Nova buses, each decorated with scenes from the National Park, featuring either a grizzly bear, elk, mountain goat or wolf.
  2. ROAM: Real-time optimally adapting mesh, is a continuous level of detail algorithm that optimizes terrain meshes. On modern computers, sometimes it is more effective to send a small amount of unneeded polygons to the GPU, rather than burden the CPU with LOD calculations—making algorithms like geomipmapping more effective than ROAM. This technique is used by graphics programmers in order to produce high quality displays while being able to maintain real-time frame rates. Algorithms such as ROAM exist to provide a control over scene quality versus performance in order to provide HQ scenes while retaining real-time frame rates on hardware. ROAM largely aims toward terrain visualization, but various elements from ROAM are difficult to place within a game system.
  3. ROAM is an association at the service of mutual insurance companies for more that 150 years.

Phrases with Roam

  1. Right to Roam
  2. Freedom to roam

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Google previewAir Management for the Fire Service (2008)

by Mike Gagliano, Casey R. Phillips, Phillip Jose

The ROAM is the new basic firefighting skill, and like every other skill you have, it takes practice to master. This is especially true since most of us will have to overcome years of faulty conditioning in our air management practices. It is an ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1865)

To Roam. It romeo, romero, OFr. romier, a pilgrim, one who makes a pilgrimage to Rome. Chiamansi romei inquanto vanno a Roma.—Dante, Vita nuova. From romeo is formed It. romeare, romiare, to roam or wander about as a palmer—Fl.

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Usage statistics about roam

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Quotes about Roam

Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good. (Saadi)
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Scrabble value of R1O1A1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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