[ ahy-tin-uh-reyt, ih-tin- ]
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verb (used without object),i·tin·er·at·ed, i·tin·er·at·ing.
  1. to go from place to place, especially in a regular circuit, as a preacher or judge.

Origin of itinerate

1590–1600; <Late Latin itinerātus, past participle of itinerārī to travel, equivalent to Latin itiner- (stem of iter) journey (see iter) + -ātus-ate1

Other words from itinerate

  • i·tin·er·a·tion, noun

Words Nearby itinerate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use itinerate in a sentence

  • What's happened to you, since you used to itinerate with the Iroquois Extract of Life?

    The Clarion | Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • Yesterday came one of those bands of music that seem to itinerate everywhere about the country.

  • He wished to itinerate among the people, but his military duties kept him to the station.

  • If you itinerate like a European, you will only frighten the people; if as a native, you will be dead in one year.

  • His strong suit was his itinerate susceptibility; but his main anchorage was his better five-fifths.

    Skookum Chuck Fables | Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)

British Dictionary definitions for itinerate


/ (aɪˈtɪnəˌreɪt, ɪ-) /

  1. (intr) to travel from place to place

Derived forms of itinerate

  • itineration, noun

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