Roan antelope(Zoöl.), a very large South African antelope It has long sharp horns and a stiff bright brown mane. Called also mahnya, equine antelope, and bastard gemsbok.

(Roan), n.

1. The color of a roan horse; a roan color.

2. A roan horse.

3. A kind of leather used for slippers, bookbinding, etc., made from sheepskin, tanned with sumac and colored to imitate ungrained morocco. DeColange.

Roan tree. (Bot.) See Rowan tree.

(Roar) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Roared ; p. pr. & vvb. n. Roaring.] [OE. roren, raren, AS. rarian; akin to G. röhten, OHG. rrn. &radic112.]

1. To cry with a full, loud, continued sound. Specifically: (a) To bellow, or utter a deep, loud cry, as a lion or other beast.

Roaring bulls he would him make to tame.

5. A hunter who keeps to the roads instead of following the hounds across country. [Eng. Slang.]

(Road"way`) n. A road; especially, the part traveled by carriages. Shak.

(Roam) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Roamed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Roaming.] [OE. romen, ramen; cf. AS. arman to raise, rise, D. ramen to hit, plan, aim, OS. rmn to strive after, OHG. ramen. 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.

He roameth to the carpenter's house.

Daphne roaming through a thorny wood.

Syn. — To wander; rove; range; stroll; ramble.

(Roam), v. t. To range or wander over.

And now wild beasts came forth the woods to roam.

(Roam), n. The act of roaming; a wandering; a ramble; as, he began his roam o'er hill amd dale. Milton.

(Roam"er) n. One who roams; a wanderer.

(Roan) a. [F. rouan; cf. Sp. roano, ruano, It. rovano, roano.]

1. Having a bay, chestnut, brown, or black color, with gray or white thickly interspersed; — said of a horse.

Give my roan a drench.

2. Made of the leather called roan; as, roan binding.

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