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 for roam
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roam \Roam\, n.
     The act of roaming; a wandering; a ramble; as, he began his
     roam o'er hill and dale. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roam \Roam\ (r[=o]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Roamed (r[=o]md); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Roaming.] [OE. romen, ramen; cf. AS.
     [=a]r[=ae]man to raise, rise, D. ramen to hit, plan, aim, OS.
     r[=o]m[=o]n to strive after, OHG. r[=a]men. But the word was
     probably influenced by Rome; cf. OF. romier a pilgrim,
     originally, a pilgrim going to Rome, It. romeo, Sp. romero.
     Cf. Ramble.]
     To go from place to place without any certain purpose or
     direction; to rove; to wander.
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           He roameth to the carpenter's house.     --Chaucer.
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           Daphne roaming through a thorny wood.    --Shak.
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     Syn: To wander; rove; range; stroll; ramble.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roam \Roam\, v. t.
     To range or wander over.
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           And now wild beasts came forth the woods to roam.
                                                    --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  roam
      v 1: 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, roam,
           cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "roam":
     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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