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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 ?
His mind took an apparently sharp impression from it, but lost the recollection of this perambulatory shower, before its next reappearance, as completely as did the street itself, along which the heat so quickly strewed white dust again.
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perambulatory recitation, not composition, was more often his activity.
(147) Including digital images as perambulatory works under the 1976 Copyright Act would open up a new theory of derivative work infringement for digital copyright holders.
Their business, too, was a perambulatory idea; it became a reality just over a year ago when the pair snatched up an old gift shop.
A second expression Lombardo highlights by thoughtfully varying its setting in each song is "perambulatory waves of color" (line 2 in the original poem).
In a comic essay titled "My Daughters" published in The Welcome Guest in October 1860 (8) Braddon writes from the viewpoint of a father who must endure the responses of his three daughters--"so many embodied and perambulatory Sentimental Journeys" (80)--as they read fashionable literature.
The launch event will take place during three days between September 11 and 13 at the Library of Birmingham and Symphony Hall, involving a selection of local schools in specially designed Singing Playgrounds perambulatory workshops, special sessions at Birmingham Children's Hospital, and also welcoming members of the public to participate in singing activities and to share their songs with the company to create the Birmingham Songbook.
Drawing upon less familiar examples of Woolf's urban writing--including her essay "Flying Over London" (published in 1950)--he offers a concise but stimulating discussion of not only what he describes as Woolf's "perambulatory" mode of urban observation, but also her use of these new spatial perspectives of modernity in her representation of characters' experiences of, on the one hand, tube travel, and on the other, the vista of the city as seen from the air.
After declining, saying that he'd rather write a book on Berlin, it took him three years (and a comment from a poet friend on Calcutta's homeless citizenry) to change his mind and three more to deliver what is arguably his most personal and perambulatory book to date.