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English adjective: vagabond

1. vagabond wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community


SamplesLed a vagabond life.
A rootless wanderer.


Synonymsrootless


Similarunsettled


Antonymssettled

2. vagabond continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another


SamplesA drifting double-dealer.
The floating population.
Vagrant hippies of the sixties.


Synonymsaimless, drifting, floating, vagrant


Similarunsettled


Antonymssettled


English noun: vagabond

1. vagabond (object) anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place


SamplesPirate ships were vagabonds of the sea.


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

2. vagabond (person) a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support


Synonymsdrifter, floater, vagrant


Broader (hypernym)bird of passage, have-not, poor person, roamer, rover, wanderer


Narrower (hyponym)beachcomber, bum, hobo, sundowner, tramp


English verb: vagabond

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


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymscast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, wander


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)gad, gallivant, jazz around, maunder


Verb groupdrift, err, stray, wander









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