Word of the Day Archive
Saturday April 23, 2011
1. To travel or journey, especially to walk on foot.
2. To travel or walk over; traverse.
The old show man and his literary coadjutor were already tackling their horses to the wagon, with a design to peregrinate southwest along the sea coast.
-- Nathaniel Hawthorne, Tales and sketches
It was likewise part of her duty to peregrinate the Square and its planted enclosure with little Roland (whose baptism had been a grand affair) for a daily airing, and then there was no mistress to watch her footsteps, or to know what associates she formed beyond the limited range of the drawing room windows.
-- Mrs. George Linnaeus Banks , The watchmaker's daughter and other tales
Peregrinate derives from the Latin peregrinatus, "in the act of transit."