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English Dictionary: vagabond by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
vagabond
adj
  1. wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community; "led a vagabond life"; "a rootless wanderer"
    Synonym(s): rootless, vagabond
  2. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"
    Synonym(s): aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant
n
  1. anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place; "pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea"
  2. a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
    Synonym(s): vagrant, drifter, floater, vagabond
v
  1. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The 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"
    Synonym(s): roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Vagabond \Vag"a*bond\, v. i.
      To play the vagabond; to wander like a vagabond; to stroll.
  
               On every part my vagabonding sight Did cast, and drown
               mine eyes in sweet delight.                     --Drummond.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Vagabond \Vag"a*bond\, a. [F., fr. L. vagabundus, from vagari to
      stroll about, from vagus strolling. See {Vague}.]
      1. Moving from place to place without a settled habitation;
            wandering. [bd]Vagabond exile.[b8] --Shak.
  
      2. Floating about without any certain direction; driven to
            and fro.
  
                     To heaven their prayers Flew up, nor missed the way,
                     by envious winds Blown vagabond or frustrate.
                                                                              --Milton.
  
      3. Being a vagabond; strolling and idle or vicious.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Vagabond \Vag"a*bond\, 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.
  
               A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be. --Gen. iv. 12.
  
      Note: In English and American law, vagabond is used in bad
               sense, denoting one who is without a home; a strolling,
               idle, worthless person. Vagabonds are described in old
               English statutes as [bd]such as wake on the night and
               sleep on the day, and haunt customable taverns and
               alehouses, and routs about; and no man wot from whence
               they came, nor whither they go.[b8] In American law,
               the term vagrant is employed in the same sense. Cf
               {Rogue}, n., 1. --Burrill. --Bouvier.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
   Vagabond
      from Lat. vagabundus, "a wanderer," "a fugitive;" not used
      opprobriously (Gen. 4:12, R.V., "wanderer;" Ps. 109:10; Acts
      19:13, R.V., "strolling").
     
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