perambulate









perambulate


perambulate [per-am-byuh-leyt] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for perambulate on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), per·am·bu·lat·ed, per·am·bu·lat·ing.

  1. to walk through, about, or over; travel through; traverse.
  2. to traverse in order to examine or inspect.

verb (used without object), per·am·bu·lat·ed, per·am·bu·lat·ing.

  1. 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 See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com 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.

    Watch Yourself Go By

    Al. G. Field

  • If you will perambulate with me, I will present you to the bunch.

    Frank Merriwell’s Triumph

    Burt L. Standish

  • During the year they perambulate the country, drumming up pilgrims.

    From Egypt to Japan

    Henry M. Field

  • So after lunch I asked her to perambulate with me; and we perambulated.

    The Hall and the Grange

    Archibald Marshall

  • His pleasing way is to perambulate the cars, leaving samples of his wares on all the seats and afterwards calling for orders.

    The Land of Contrasts

    James Fullarton Muirhead

  • British Dictionary definitions for perambulate perambulate verb

    1. to walk about (a place)
    2. (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.

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