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peregrinate

[per-i-gruh-neyt]
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verb (used without object), per·e·gri·nat·ed, per·e·gri·nat·ing.
  1. to travel or journey, especially to walk on foot.
verb (used with object), per·e·gri·nat·ed, per·e·gri·nat·ing.
  1. to travel or walk over; traverse.

Origin of peregrinate

1585–95; < Latin peregrīnātus, past participle of peregrīnārī to travel abroad. See peregrine, -ate1
Related formsper·e·gri·na·tor, noun
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Examples from the Web for peregrinate

Historical Examples

  • But I seem to travel, to peregrinate, less and less—and I am reduced to living on my past accumulations.

    The Letters of Henry James (volume I)

    Henry James


British Dictionary definitions for peregrinate

peregrinate

verb
  1. (intr) to travel or wander about from place to place; voyage
  2. (tr) to travel through (a place)
adjective
  1. an obsolete word for foreign
Derived Formsperegrinator, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin, from peregrīnārī to travel; see peregrine
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Word Origin and History for peregrinate

v.

1590s, from Latin peregrinatus, past participle of peregrinari "to travel abroad, be alien," figuratively "to wander, roam, travel about," from peregrinus "foreign" (see peregrine).

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