per-ambulatory

perambulate

[per-am-byuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), perambulated, perambulating.
1.
to walk through, about, or over; travel through; traverse.
2.
to traverse in order to examine or inspect.
verb (used without object), perambulated, perambulating.
3.
to walk or travel about; stroll.

Origin:
1560–70; < Latin perambulātus past participle of perambulāre to walk through. See per-, ambulate

perambulation, noun
perambulatory [per-am-byuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , adjective


3. saunter, promenade, amble, mosey, meander, ramble.
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perambulate (pəˈræmbjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to walk about (a place)
2.  (tr) to walk round in order to inspect
 
[C16: from Latin perambulāre to traverse, from per through + ambulāre to walk]
 
perambu'lation
 
n
 
perambulatory
 
adj

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perambulate
1568, from L. perambulatus, pp. of perambulare "to walk through, go through," from per- "through" (see per) + ambulare "to walk." Perambulator "one who perambulates" is first recorded 1611; sense of "baby carriage" is first recorded 1856; often colloquially shortened to pram.
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