follow Dictionary.com

Winning Words of the Scripps Spelling Bee

roving2

[roh-ving] /ˈroʊ vɪŋ/
noun
1.
a soft strand of fiber that has been twisted, attenuated, and freed of foreign matter preparatory to its conversion into yarn.
2.
the final phase of carding, in which this is done.
Origin of roving2
1785-1795
1785-95; rove3 + -ing1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for roving

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for roving

10
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for roving's