perambulate

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

Definition of perambulate

perambulated

;

perambulating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to travel over or through especially on foot :  traverse

  3. 2 :  to make an official inspection of (a boundary) on foot

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  stroll

perambulation

play \pə-ˌram-byə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

perambulatory

play \pə-ˈram-byə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective

Examples of perambulate in a sentence

  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

Origin and Etymology of perambulate

Latin perambulatus, past participle of perambulare, from per- through + ambulare to walk


First Known Use: 15th century



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