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verb per·am·bu·late \pə-ˈram-byə-ˌlāt\

Definition of PERAMBULATE

transitive verb
:  to travel over or through especially on foot :  traverse
:  to make an official inspection of (a boundary) on foot
intransitive verb
:  stroll
per·am·bu·la·tion \-ˌram-byə-ˈlā-shən\ noun
per·am·bu·la·to·ry \-ˈram-byə-lə-ˌtr-ē\ adjective


  1. <we decided to lazily perambulate the entire length of the esplanade and enjoy the fresh air>
  2. <long summer evenings spent perambulating up and down the tree-lined streets of the quaint village>


Latin perambulatus, past participle of perambulare, from per- through + ambulare to walk
First Known Use: 1568


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