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v. per·am·bu·lat·ed, per·am·bu·lat·ing, per·am·bu·lates
1. To walk through.
2. To inspect (an area) on foot.
To walk about; roam or stroll.

[Latin perambulāre, perambulāt- : per-, per- + ambulāre, to walk; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.]

per·am′bu·la′tion n.
per·am′bu·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.


1. to walk about (a place)
2. (tr) to walk round in order to inspect
[C16: from Latin perambulāre to traverse, from per through + ambulāre to walk]
perˌambuˈlation n
perambulatory adj


(pərˈæm byəˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to walk through, about, or over; traverse.
2. to examine or inspect the boundaries of by walking through.
3. to stroll.
[1560–70; < Latin perambulātus, past participle of perambulāre to walk through]
per•am`bu•la′tion, n.
per•am′bu•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.


Past participle: perambulated
Gerund: perambulating

I perambulate
you perambulate
he/she/it perambulates
we perambulate
you perambulate
they perambulate
I perambulated
you perambulated
he/she/it perambulated
we perambulated
you perambulated
they perambulated
Present Continuous
I am perambulating
you are perambulating
he/she/it is perambulating
we are perambulating
you are perambulating
they are perambulating
Present Perfect
I have perambulated
you have perambulated
he/she/it has perambulated
we have perambulated
you have perambulated
they have perambulated
Past Continuous
I was perambulating
you were perambulating
he/she/it was perambulating
we were perambulating
you were perambulating
they were perambulating
Past Perfect
I had perambulated
you had perambulated
he/she/it had perambulated
we had perambulated
you had perambulated
they had perambulated
I will perambulate
you will perambulate
he/she/it will perambulate
we will perambulate
you will perambulate
they will perambulate
Future Perfect
I will have perambulated
you will have perambulated
he/she/it will have perambulated
we will have perambulated
you will have perambulated
they will have perambulated
Future Continuous
I will be perambulating
you will be perambulating
he/she/it will be perambulating
we will be perambulating
you will be perambulating
they will be perambulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been perambulating
you have been perambulating
he/she/it has been perambulating
we have been perambulating
you have been perambulating
they have been perambulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been perambulating
you will have been perambulating
he/she/it will have been perambulating
we will have been perambulating
you will have been perambulating
they will have been perambulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been perambulating
you had been perambulating
he/she/it had been perambulating
we had been perambulating
you had been perambulating
they had been perambulating
I would perambulate
you would perambulate
he/she/it would perambulate
we would perambulate
you would perambulate
they would perambulate
Past Conditional
I would have perambulated
you would have perambulated
he/she/it would have perambulated
we would have perambulated
you would have perambulated
they would have perambulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.perambulate - make an official inspection on foot of (the bounds of a property); "Selectmen are required by law to perambulate the bounds every five years"
inspect - look over carefully; "Please inspect your father's will carefully"
2.perambulate - walk with no particular goalperambulate - walk with no particular goal; "we were walking around in the garden"; "after breakfast, she walked about in the park"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"


To walk at a leisurely pace:
Informal: mosey.


A. VTrecorrer
B. VIpasearse, deambular


vtsich ergehen in (+dat) (geh)
visich ergehen (liter)
References in classic literature ?
It happened more than once that they would thus perambulate three or four times the distance, each seeing the other on board his ship out of pure and disinterested affection.
She liked to perambulate the room with a duster in her hand, with which she stopped to polish the backs of already lustrous books, musing and romancing as she did so.
With how superior a dignity the monarch perambulates on all fours!
AS Messrs Hunt and Johnson perambulate around the country, each trying to outdo each other with promises, in the real world businesses are having to try to cope with the unpredictable.
For townsfolk and visitors, there were also parts of the park to perambulate and to see and be seen.
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Ego trip 9 Idles 10 Coast 11 Rosetta 12 Obi 13 Somerset 16 Residual 17 Elm 19 Rum baba 21 Tours 22 Tarot 23 Episode DOWN: 1 Reactor 2 Go native 3 Grit 4 Minstrel 5 Plot 6 Isaac 8 Perambulate 13 Ski pants 14 Executor 15 Amasses 18 Wrote 20 Mere 21 Trio QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Beachcomber 8 Pea 9 Mob 11 Restart 12 While 13 Are 14 Ten 15 Bizarre 17 Not 19 Gash 21 Oath 23 Lion 25 Pier 27 Yap 29 Miracle 31 Sty 34 Can 36 Thump 37 Lie down 38 Ail 39 May 40 New Year's Day DOWN: 1 Beer 2 Ease 3 Chariot 4 Catnap 5 Mower 6 Emit 7 Role 8 Prawn 10 Bench 16 Ego 18 Toe 20 Any 22 Arm 24 Illness 25 Pasta 26 Dahlia 28 Penny 30 Imply 32 Thin 33 Yule 34 Coma 35 Away
I am very disabled and unable to perambulate with any degree of stability.
Additionally,the cost of all the work regarding pedestrians most be enormous per head of the small number of pedestrians who usually perambulate around its circumference.
Droopys Diop won the final of the 672 Perambulate Stakes last month and he's got every chance of landing another six-bend final this weekend in the Best Champagne 1962 Stakes as long as the very strong running Calzaghe Lilly is not too close at the fifth bend.
Ashmankas said it would be appropriate to perambulate his town's borders as part of Millbury's 200th anniversary celebration this year, and asked Mr.
"It walked strangely," he says, "although you have to be a jumping spider geek to appreciate this." Spiders perambulate using a combination of muscles and hydraulics: They straighten their legs by pumping blood into them, allowing the spiders to take jerky steps.
public and shambles cash-gobbling nothing It is an opportunity to see and be seen, to take the air, gaze nonchalantly out to sea, admire the timeless splendour of grand old hotels, muse on the great issues of the day as you perambulate. It is a chance to leave the hurly burly of life for a while and in so doing, go back in time to a more gentle, sedate, civilised age.