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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.




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



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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