walking or traveling about; itinerant.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to Aristotle, who taught philosophy while walking in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Aristotelian school of philosophy.
a person who walks or travels about.
(initial capital letter) a member of the Aristotelian school.
- per·i·pa·tet·i·cal·ly, adverb
- per·i·pa·tet·i·cism [per-uh-puh-tet-uh-siz-uhm], /ˌpɛr ə pəˈtɛt əˌsɪz əm/, noun
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How to use peripatetic in a sentence
He played for the Bills from 2009-2012, making Buffalo one of nine stops the peripatetic quarterback has made in his 17-year career.A shirtless Ryan Fitzpatrick was roaring for the Bills during playoff win over Patriots | Des Bieler | January 18, 2022 | Washington Post
He showed his aptitude for it in sequences like the peripatetic swing-dance number from 1941, and the glittery Busby Berkeley-style opener of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.Steven Spielberg’s Extraordinary West Side Story Is an Exuberant Modern Fairytale | Stephanie Zacharek | December 2, 2021 | Time
Even through the countless moves of my peripatetic 20s, when I crisscrossed New England with a mattress strapped to my car roof, I always had a splashing bowl squeezed between my thighs, its jittery occupant beating its fins in the rocking water.My doctor told me to get a dog, but I couldn’t. Meet my emotional support fish. | Will Dowd | October 7, 2021 | Washington Post
Born into poverty, he led a peripatetic life, which included a stint in the circus.Dawoud Bey, Jasper Johns and ‘Automania’ are among the many compelling reasons to visit museums this summer | Sebastian Smee | June 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Instead, knowing that Saudi law will force her to give up Hanadi to Muneer when she turns 7, Saeedah absconds with her daughter, embarking on a peripatetic life of deception that will haunt the three members of this small, fractured family.Eman Quotah’s engrossing debut, ‘Bride of the Sea,’ offers Americans a nuanced view of the Saudi Kingdom | Keija Parssinen | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Meanwhile, Al-Liby's family lived a peripatetic existence that included spells in Sudan and Qatar.Did the U.S. Make a Mistake In Seizing Anas al-Liby? | Jamie Dettmer | October 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Still, Brandolini is influenced by her background and her peripatetic youth.
Jace Lacob talked to the peripatetic actress about her many TV roles.
Kim Richards is the most peripatetic of the bunch, and has moved twice since shooting The Real Housewives.
His parents were divorced, he had a peripatetic childhood, and a brother and sister both died in car accidents.
In our time there flourished at that place remarkable persons of the peripatetic sect of philosophers, Athenæus and Xenarchus.
He used to walk about when teaching and from this circumstance his sect was called (p. 056) peripatetic.Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8 | Various
There was in fact an "eternal fitness" in horse and man that was not exactly a "standing joke," but a peripatetic one.Lincolniana | Andrew Adderup
There were the Italian peripatetic vendors of weather-glasses, who had their headquarters at Norwich.The Life of George Borrow | Herbert Jenkins
He passed for a peripatetic storehouse of anecdotes, specially crammed with old and worn-out officers stories.The Duel | A. I. Kuprin
British Dictionary definitions for peripatetic (1 of 2)
British employed in two or more educational establishments and travelling from one to another: a peripatetic football coach
a peripatetic person
- peripatetically, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for Peripatetic (2 of 2)
of or relating to the teachings of Aristotle, who used to teach philosophy while walking about the Lyceum in ancient Athens
a student of Aristotelianism
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