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per·i·pa·tet·ic

 (pĕr′ə-pə-tĕt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Walking about or from place to place; traveling on foot.
2. Peripatetic Of or relating to the philosophy or teaching methods of Aristotle, who conducted discussions while walking about in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
n.
1. One who walks from place to place; an itinerant.
2. Peripatetic A follower of the philosophy of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.

[Middle English peripatetik, from Latin peripatēticus, from Greek peripatētikos, from peripatein, to walk about, or from peripatos, covered walk (where Aristotle allegedly lectured) : peri-, peri- + patein, to walk; see pent- in Indo-European roots.]

peripatetic

(ˌpɛrɪpəˈtɛtɪk) or

peripatetical

adj
1. itinerant
2. (Education) Brit employed in two or more educational establishments and travelling from one to another: a peripatetic football coach.
n
a peripatetic person
[C16: from Latin peripatēticus, from Greek peripatētikos, from peripatein to pace to and fro]
ˌperipaˈtetically adv

Peripatetic

(ˌpɛrɪpəˈtɛtɪk)
adj
(Philosophy) of or relating to the teachings of Aristotle, who used to teach philosophy while walking about the Lyceum in ancient Athens
n
(Philosophy) a student of Aristotelianism

per•i•pa•tet•ic

(ˌpɛr ə pəˈtɛt ɪk)

adj.
1. walking or traveling about; itinerant.
2. (cap.) of or pertaining to Aristotle, who taught philosophy while walking in the Lyceum.
3. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Aristotelian school of philosophy.
n.
4. an itinerant person.
5. (cap.) a member of the Aristotelian school.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin peripatēticus < Greek peripatētikós of Aristotle and his school, literally, walking about =peripatē- (variant s. of peripateîn to walk about =peri- peri- + pateîn to walk) + -tikos -tic]
per`i•pa•tet′i•cal•ly, adv.
per`i•pa•tet′i•cism (-əˌsɪz əm) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peripatetic - a person who walks from place to place
pedestrian, footer, walker - a person who travels by foot
2.peripatetic - a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of AristotelianismPeripatetic - a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
Adj.1.peripatetic - of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy; "Aristotelean logic"
2.peripatetic - traveling especially on foot; "peripatetic country preachers"; "a poor wayfaring stranger"
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"

peripatetic

adjective travelling, wandering, roaming, migrant, mobile, roving, nomadic, itinerant, vagrant, vagabond, ambulant Her father was in the army and the family led a peripatetic existence.

peripatetic

adjective
Leading the life of a person without a fixed domicile; moving from place to place:
Translations

peripatetic

[ˌperɪpəˈtetɪk] ADJ [salesman] → ambulante; [teacher] → con trabajo en varios colegios (Philos) → peripatético
to lead a peripatetic existencecambiar mucho de domicilio, no tener residencia fija

peripatetic

[ˌpɛripəˈtɛtɪk] adj
(British) [teacher] → qui travaille dans plusieurs établissements
[salesman] → ambulant(e)

peripatetic

adjumherreisend; existencerastlos; teacheran mehreren Schulen unterrichtend attr

peripatetic

[ˌpɛrɪpəˈtɛtɪk] adj (salesman) → ambulante (Brit) (teacher) che insegna in varie scuole
References in classic literature ?
Here the glib politician crying his legislative panaceas, and here the peripatetic Cheap-Jack holding aloft his quack cures for human ills.
La Fontaine sauntered about from one to the other, a peripatetic, absent- minded, boring, unbearable dreamer, who kept buzzing and humming at everybody's elbow a thousand poetic abstractions.
She had sometimes taken pupils in a peripatetic fashion, making them follow her about in the kitchen with their book or slate.
The dog itself is a peripatetic source of infection.
Never again would I be a peripatetic conflagration.
Helpless, ridiculous, confined, bobbing like a toy mandarin, you sit like a rat in a trap--you, before whom butlers cringe on solid land--and must squeak upward through a slit in your peripatetic sarcophagus to make your feeble wishes known.
Supping in New York has become a peripatetic pastime.
Like a peripatetic philosopher, Mr Verloc, strolling along the streets of London, had modified Stevie's view of the police by conversations full of subtle reasonings.
And herein the unconsciousness of the Ogre Grompus was pleasantly conspicuous; for, that complacent monster, believing that he was giving Miss Podsnap a treat, prolonged to the utmost stretch of possibility a peripatetic account of an archery meeting; while his victim, heading the procession of sixteen as it slowly circled about, like a revolving funeral, never raised her eyes except once to steal a glance at Mrs Lammle, expressive of intense despair.
This duty discharged, he subsided into the bosom of the family; and, entertaining himself with a strolling or peripatetic breakfast, watched, with genteel indifference, the process of loading the carriage.
The Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, once peripatetic, adopted its Llanelwedd show-ground in 1963.
Delighted peripatetic teachers received results con-firming a 100 per cent pass rate with 11 out of the 20 examinations taken receiving the top band - a Distinction.