AskDefine | Define roam

Dictionary Definition

roam v : 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" [syn: roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond]

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  1. To wander or travel freely and with no specific destination.



wander freely

Extensive Definition

"Roam" was the second hit single from The B-52's 1989 hit album Cosmic Thing, following "Love Shack". Roam was a number-three hit on Billboard's Hot Singles Charts during January 1989. Subaru of New Zealand used "Roam" in a 2004 television commercial. The song is available as downloadable content in the music video game Rock Band.

Track listing

  1. "Roam" (7" Remix) - 5:13
  2. "Roam" (Radio Mix) - 4:15
  3. "Roam" (12" Remix) - 8:19
  4. "Bushfire" (LP Version) - 4:59
  5. "Roam" (Extended Remix) - 5:30
  6. "Roam" (Instrumental) - 5:27


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

amble, bat, bat around, bum, circumambulate, count ties, cruise, dally, dawdle, divagate, drift, flit, gad, gad about, gallivant, go about, go the rounds, hit the road, hit the trail, hobo, jaunt, knock about, knock around, meander, mooch, mosey, nomadize, perambulate, peregrinate, pererrate, prowl, ramble, range, rove, run about, saunter, straggle, stray, stroll, swan, traipse, tramp, travel, vagabond, vagabondize, voyage, walk, walk the tracks, wander, wayfare
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