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Pronunciation:  pur'ambyu`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  walk with no particular goal; "we were walking around in the garden"
  2. [v]  make an official inspection on foot of (the bounds of a property); "Selectmen are required by law to perambulate the bounds every five years"

PERAMBULATE is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: walk about, walk around
 See Also: inspect, walk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Per*am"bu*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Perambulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perambulating}.] [L.
    perambulatus, p. p. of perambulare to perambulate; per
    through + ambulare to walk. See {Per-}, and {Amble}.]
    To walk through or over; especially, to travel over for the
    purpose of surveying or examining; to inspect by traversing;
    specifically, to inspect officially the boundaries of, as of
    a town or parish, by walking over the whole line.
  2. \Per*am"bu*late\, v. i.
    To walk about; to ramble; to stroll; as, he perambulated in
    the park.
Thesaurus Terms
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