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per·am·bu·late

 (pə-răm′byə-lāt′)
v. per·am·bu·lat·ed, per·am·bu·lat·ing, per·am·bu·lates
v.tr.
1. To walk through.
2. To inspect (an area) on foot.
v.intr.
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.
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perambulate

(pəˈræmbjʊˌleɪt)
vb
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
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per•am•bu•late

(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.
v.i.
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.
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perambulate


Past participle: perambulated
Gerund: perambulating

Imperative
perambulate
perambulate
Present
I perambulate
you perambulate
he/she/it perambulates
we perambulate
you perambulate
they perambulate
Preterite
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
Future
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
Conditional
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
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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"
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perambulate

verb
To walk at a leisurely pace:
Informal: mosey.
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Translations

perambulate

[pəˈræmbjʊleɪt]
A. VTrecorrer
B. VIpasearse, deambular
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perambulate

(form)
vtsich ergehen in (+dat) (geh)
visich ergehen (liter)
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References in classic literature ?
Edna and her father looked very distinguished together, and excited a good deal of notice during their perambulations. Upon his arrival she began by introducing him to her atelier and making a sketch of him.
My perambulations had given me, meanwhile, no glimpse of him, but they had tended to make more public the change taking place in our relation as a consequence of his having at the piano, the day before, kept me, in Flora's interest, so beguiled and befooled.
We passed a fortnight in these perambulations: my health and spirits had long been restored, and they gained additional strength from the salubrious air I breathed, the natural incidents of our progress, and the conversation of my friend.
The light cart in which the Brigand usually made his perambulations being gaily dressed with flags and streamers, and the Brigand placed therein, contemplating the miniature of his beloved as usual, Nell was accommodated with a seat beside him, decorated with artificial flowers, and in this state and ceremony rode slowly through the town every morning, dispersing handbills from a basket, to the sound of drum and trumpet.
And with all the swiftness of his legs, already a little fatigued however, with the perambulations of the day, D'Artagnan directed his course toward M.
All these, however, were mere terrors of the night, phantoms of the mind that walk in darkness; and though he had seen many spectres in his time, and been more than once beset by Satan in divers shapes, in his lonely perambulations, yet daylight put an end to all these evils; and he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was--a woman.
But matters were no sooner in this state, than he devoted all his spare time (and got up earlier to make it more) to these perambulations. If he had never been so happy as when the Doctor read that marvellous performance, the Dictionary, to him; he was now quite miserable unless the Doctor pulled it out of his pocket, and began.
"Fichez-moi la paix," she said, and pushing him on one side continued her perambulation.
He started off to make another perambulation of the table; then when he had come to the door again he stopped, glaring in from the height of two steps.
We lunch at the Pavilion Cafe, an ideal location if the weather is inclement or you are exhausted by your perambulations, and my what a treat.
The book serves as a kind of journal of her perambulations, organized into twelve "episodes" or short essays, one for each of the twelve months of the year.
Malcolm and Chris come from Birmingham, they enjoy a good yarn, be it spooky, humorous, or just plain entertaining and both are winners of the 'Biggest Liars in Shropshire.' .' You can sample their wares for yourselves at The Watermill, wher these lovers of etymological perambulations will be sharing their mutual delight in oral fabrications.