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
He roameth to the carpenter's house.Chaucer.
Daphne roaming through a thorny wood.Shak.
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.Milton.
(Roam), n. The act of roaming; a wandering; a ramble; as, he began his roam o'er hill amd dale.
(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.Shak.
2. Made of the leather called roan; as, roan binding.
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.
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.Spenser.