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

"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
Examples:

"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
Examples:

"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
Examples:

"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