Wednesday, March 08, 2006
perambulate intransitive verb [puh-RAM-byuh-layt] To walk about; to roam; to stroll; as, "he perambulated in the park."
Definitions for perambulate
- To walk about; to roam; to stroll; as, "he perambulated in the park."
- To walk through or over.
- To travel over for the purpose of surveying or inspecting.
Get the Word of the Day Email
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.
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.
Origin of perambulate
Perambulate comes from Latin per-, "through" + ambulare, "to walk." The noun form is perambulation.