- 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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Related Words for perambulationparade, tread, turn, stretch, carriage, tramp, jaunt, march, gait, promenade, step, saunter, stroll, peregrination, ramble, hike, constitutional, pace, stride, tour
Examples from the Web for perambulation
Historical Examples of 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 for perambulate
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).