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vagabond - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'vagabond' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Vagabond [ a.]
- Moving from place to place without a settled habitation; wandering.
- Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.
- Being a vagabond; strolling and idle or vicious.
2 . Vagabond [ n.]
- One who wanders from place to place, having no fixed dwelling, or not abiding in it, and usually without the means of honest livelihood; a vagrant; a tramp; hence, a worthless person; a rascal.
3 . Vagabond [ v. i.]
- To play the vagabond; to wander like a vagabond; to stroll.

Meaning of 'vagabond' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . vagabond [ n]
Meaning (1):
- anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place
Example in sentence:
  • pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea
2 . vagabond [ v]
Meaning (2):
- move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Example in sentence:
  • roving vagabonds;
  • The cattle roam across the prairie;
  • The gypsies roamed the woods;
  • the laborers drift from one town to the next;
  • the wandering Jew;
  • They rolled from town to town
3 . vagabond [ s]
Meaning (3):
- continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
Example in sentence:
  • a drifting double-dealer;
  • the floating population;
  • vagrant hippies of the sixties
Meaning (4):
- wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community
Example in sentence:
  • a rootless wanderer;
  • led a vagabond life