Perambulate Per*am"bu*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perambulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perambulating}.] [L. perambulatus, p. p. of perambulare to perambulate; per through + ambulare to walk. See {Per-}, and {Amble}.] To walk through or over; especially, to travel over for the purpose of surveying or examining; to inspect by traversing; specifically, to inspect officially the boundaries of, as of a town or parish, by walking over the whole line. [1913 Webster]

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  • Perambulate — Per*am bu*late, v. i. To walk about; to ramble; to stroll; as, he perambulated in the park. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perambulate — verb amble, circle, circumambulate, course, cover, cross, go around, go for a walk, go on an outing, go on foot, hike, jaunt, journey, make rounds, march, meander, pace, pass, pass through, patrol, pedestrianize, peragrare, peregrinate,… …   Law dictionary

  • perambulate — (v.) 1560s, from L. perambulatus, pp. of perambulare to walk through, go through, from per through (see PER (Cf. per)) + ambulare to walk (see AMBLE (Cf. amble)). Related: Perambulated; perambulating …   Etymology dictionary

  • perambulate — ► VERB 1) formal walk or travel from place to place. 2) Brit. historical walk round (a parish, forest, etc.) in order to officially assert and record its boundaries. DERIVATIVES perambulation noun perambulatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin perambulare …   English terms dictionary

  • perambulate — [pər am′byo͞o lāt΄, pər am′byəlāt΄] vt. perambulated, perambulating [< L perambulatus, pp. of perambulare < per, through (see PER1) + ambulare, to walk] 1. to walk through, over, around, etc., esp. in examining or inspecting 2. to walk… …   English World dictionary

  • perambulate — UK [pəˈræmbjʊleɪt] / US [pəˈræmbjəˌleɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms perambulate : present tense I/you/we/they perambulate he/she/it perambulates present participle perambulating past tense perambulated past participle perambulated… …   English dictionary

  • perambulate — verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Latin perambulatus, past participle of perambulare, from per through + ambulare to walk Date: 1568 transitive verb 1. to travel over or through especially on foot ; traverse 2. to make an official inspection of (a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • perambulate — perambulation, n. perambulatory /peuhr am byeuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /peuhr am byeuh layt /, v., perambulated, perambulating. v.t. 1. to walk through, about, or over; travel through; traverse. 2. to traverse in order to examine or inspect …   Universalium

  • perambulate — verb /pərˈæmbjəˌleɪt/ a) To walk about, roam or stroll. b) To inspect (an area) on foot …   Wiktionary

  • perambulate — Synonyms and related words: ambulate, ankle, circumambulate, course, cover, do, foot, foot it, go over, hoof it, jaywalk, jog on, leg, leg it, measure, overpass, pace, pad, parade, pass over, pass through, patrol, pedestrianize, peregrinate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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