1. [ noun ] anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place

"pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea"

Related terms: object wander
2. [ adjective ] continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
Synonyms: drifting floating vagrant aimless

"a drifting double-dealer" "the floating population" "vagrant hippies of the sixties"

Related terms: unsettled
3. [ verb ] move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Synonyms: wander roam drift range stray rove roll cast ramble tramp swan

"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"

Related terms: travel maunder gallivant stray wander straggler wanderer alley_cat wandering rambler drifting hiker
4. [ adjective ] wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community
Synonyms: rootless

"led a vagabond life" "a rootless wanderer"

Related terms: unsettled
5. [ noun ] a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
Synonyms: floater vagrant drifter
Related terms: wanderer poor_person tramp sundowner beachcomber
Similar spelling:   vagabondage