perambulate [per-am-byuh-leyt] SynonymsExamplesWord Originverb (used with object), per·am·bu·lat·ed, per·am·bu·lat·ing.
- to walk through, about, or over; travel through; traverse.
- to traverse in order to examine or inspect.
verb (used without object), per·am·bu·lat·ed, per·am·bu·lat·ing.
- to walk or travel about; stroll.
Origin of perambulate 1560–70; Latin perambulātus past participle of perambulāre to walk through. See per-, ambulate Related formsper·am·bu·la·tion, nounper·am·bu·la·to·ry [per-am-byuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /pərˈæm byə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectiveSynonyms for perambulate 3. saunter, promenade, amble, mosey, meander, ramble. Related Words for perambulate mosey, ramble, walk, promenade, tour, roam, stroll Examples from the Web for perambulate Historical Examples of perambulate
But never a salary day that the “white specter” did not perambulate.
Al. G. Field
If you will perambulate with me, I will present you to the bunch.
Burt L. Standish
During the year they perambulate the country, drumming up pilgrims.
Henry M. Field
So after lunch I asked her to perambulate with me; and we perambulated.
His pleasing way is to perambulate the cars, leaving samples of his wares on all the seats and afterwards calling for orders.
James Fullarton Muirhead
British Dictionary definitions for perambulate perambulate verb
- to walk about (a place)
- (tr) to walk round in order to inspect
Derived Formsperambulation, nounperambulatory (pəˈræmbjʊlətərɪ, -trɪ), adjectiveWord Origin for perambulate C16: from Latin perambulāre to traverse, from per through + ambulāre to walk Word Origin and History for perambulate v.
1560s, from Latin perambulatus, past participle of perambulare “to walk through, go through, ramble through,” from per- “through” (see per) + ambulare “to walk” (see amble). Related: Perambulated; perambulating.