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Tuesday, November 28, 2000

Definitions for perambulate

  1. To walk about; to roam; to stroll; as, "he perambulated in the park."
  2. To walk through or over.
  3. To travel over for the purpose of surveying or inspecting.

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Citations for perambulate
Every weekend, the police close off ten to fifteen blocks of some Manhattan avenue. The merchants line the curbs, and the New Yorkers slowly perambulate up and down. Richard Brookhiser, National Review
At Syon, we perambulate a succession of rooms of the greatest magnificence, beginning with the entrance hall, with an apse of columns -- characteristic of Adam, all dazzling whiteness. A. L. Rowse, New York Times
Origin of perambulate
1560-1570
Perambulate comes from Latin per-, "through" + ambulare, "to walk." The noun form is perambulation.