What word or phrase does your mother always say?


[ahy-tin-uh-reyt, ih-tin-] /aɪˈtɪn əˌreɪt, ɪˈtɪn-/
verb (used without object), itinerated, itinerating.
to go from place to place, especially in a regular circuit, as a preacher or judge.
Origin of itinerate
1590-1600; < Late Latin itinerātus, past participle of itinerārī to travel, equivalent to Latin itiner- (stem of iter) journey (see iter) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
itineration, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for itinerate
  • Additionally, a background check will be performed on any peddler or itinerate merchant.
British Dictionary definitions for itinerate


/aɪˈtɪnəˌreɪt; ɪ-/
(intransitive) to travel from place to place
Derived Forms
itineration, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for itinerate

c.1600, from Late Latin itineratus, past participle of itinerare "to travel" (see itinerant). Especially "to travel from place to place preaching" (1775). Related: Itinerated; itinerating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for itinerate

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for itinerate

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for itinerate