- to walk through, about, or over; travel through; traverse.
- to traverse in order to examine or inspect.
- to walk or travel about; stroll.
Origin of perambulate
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3. saunter, promenade, amble, mosey, meander, ramble.
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Examples from the Web for perambulate
But never a salary day that the "white specter" did not perambulate.Watch Yourself Go By
Al. G. Field
If you will perambulate with me, I will present you to the bunch.Frank Merriwell's Triumph
Burt L. Standish
During the year they perambulate the country, drumming up pilgrims.From Egypt to Japan
Henry M. Field
So after lunch I asked her to perambulate with me; and we perambulated.The Hall and the Grange
His pleasing way is to perambulate the cars, leaving samples of his wares on all the seats and afterwards calling for orders.The Land of Contrasts
James Fullarton Muirhead
- to walk about (a place)
- (tr) to walk round in order to inspect
C16: from Latin perambulāre to traverse, from per through + ambulāre to walk
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Word Origin and History for perambulate
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