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Putter vs Roam - What's the difference?

putter | roam |

As verbs the difference between putter and roam

is that putter is (label) to be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks while roam is to wander or travel freely and with no specific destination.

As a noun putter

is who puts or places or putter can be (golf) a golf club specifically intended for a putt.



Etymology 1

Alteration of


(en verb)
  • (label) To be active, but not excessively busy, at a task or a series of tasks.
  • *, chapter=13
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=We tiptoed into the house, up the stairs and along the hall into the room where the Professor had been spending so much of his time. 'Twas locked, of course, but the Deacon man got a big bunch of keys out of his pocket and commenced to putter with the lock.}}

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • who puts or places.
  • One who pushes the small wagons in a coal mine.
  • Etymology 3


    (en noun)
  • (golf) A golf club specifically intended for a putt.
  • (golf) A person who is taking a putt or putting.
  • See also

    * shot-putter English heteronyms ----




    (en verb)
  • To wander or travel freely and with no specific destination.
  • * 2013 , Daniel Taylor, Jack Wilshere scores twice to ease Arsenal to victory over Marseille'' (in ''The Guardian , 26 November 2013)[http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/nov/26/arsenal-marseille-match-report-champions-league]
  • Wilshere had started as a left-footed right-winger, coming in off the flank, but he and Özil both had the licence to roam . Tomas Rosicky was not tied down to one spot either and, with Ramsey breaking forward as well as Olivier Giroud's considerable presence, Marseille were overwhelmed from the moment Bacary Sagna's first touch of the night sent Wilshere running clear.
  • (intransitive, computing, telecommunications) To use a network or service from different locations or devices.
  • To or wander over.
  • * (John Milton)
  • And now wild beasts came forth the woods to roam .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.}}


    * (wander freely) err, shrithe, wander



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