- 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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Examples from the Web for perambulation
He pulled down the window-blinds, and began afresh his perambulation to and fro.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
We ended our perambulation of the town, by going to the opera at night.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil
No mention of this is made by Lambarde in his Perambulation of Kent.
Continuing their perambulation, they reached the present site of Waterloo-bridge.
The boys pattered off, and the lieutenant resumed his perambulation.Pincher Martin, O.D.
H. Taprell Dorling
- to walk about (a place)
- (tr) to walk round in order to inspect
Word Origin and History for perambulation
mid-15c., from Anglo-Latin (c.1300) and Anglo-French perambulacion, from Medieval Latin perambulationem (nominative perambulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin perambulare (see perambulate).