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Pronunciation:  `pereepu'tetik, `perupu'tetik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
  2. [n]  a person who walks from place to place
  3. [adj]  traveling especially on foot; "peripatetic country preachers"; "a poor wayfaring stranger"

PERIPATETIC is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: Aristotelean, Aristotelian, unsettled, wayfaring
 See Also: adherent, disciple, footer, pedestrian, walker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Per`i*pa*tet"ic\, a. [L. peripateticus, Gr. ?, fr.
    ? to walk about; ? about + ? to walk: cf. F.
    1. Walking about; itinerant.
    2. Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle
       (who gave his instructions while walking in the Lyceum at
       Athens), or to his followers. ``The true peripatetic
       school.'' --Howell.
  2. \Per`i*pa*tet"ic\, n.
    1. One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant. --Tatler.
    2. A disciple of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.
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