perambulate

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

Definition of perambulate

perambulated; perambulating
transitive verb
1 : to travel over or through especially on foot : traverse
2 : to make an official inspection of (a boundary) on foot
intransitive verb
: 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

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Origin and Etymology of perambulate

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

perambulate Synonyms

Synonyms
course, cover, cross, cut (across), follow, go, navigate, pass (over), traverse, peregrinate, proceed (along), track, transit, travel
Related Words
hike, traipse, tramp, tread, walk; ride, run; crisscross


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