Etymology
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rover (n.1)

"sea-robber, pirate," late 14c. (c. 1300 as a surname), from Middle Dutch rover "robber, predator, plunderer," especially in zeerovere "pirate," literally "sea-robber," from roven "to rob," from Middle Dutch roof "spoil, plunder," related to Old English reaf "spoil, plunder," reafian "to reave" (see reave (v.), and compare reaver).

rover (n.2)

"one who wanders or rambles," especially to a great distance, 1610s, agent noun from rove (v.). Meaning "remote-controlled surface vehicle for extraterrestrial exploration" is from 1970.

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Definitions of rover

rover (n.)
someone who leads a wandering unsettled life;
Synonyms: wanderer / roamer / bird of passage
rover (n.)
an adult member of the Boy Scouts movement;
Synonyms: scouter
From wordnet.princeton.edu