Definition of Perambulate

1. Verb. Make an official inspection on foot of (the bounds of a property). "Selectmen are required by law to perambulate the bounds every five years"

Generic synonyms: Inspect
Derivative terms: Perambulation



2. Verb. Walk with no particular goal. "Sam and Sue perambulate"; "After breakfast, she walked about in the park"
Exact synonyms: Walk About, Walk Around
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Amble, Perambulation, Walkabout

Definition of Perambulate

1. v. t. 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. v. i. To walk about; to ramble; to stroll; as, he perambulated in the park.

Definition of Perambulate

1. Verb. (intransitive) To walk about, roam or stroll. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To inspect (an area) on foot. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Perambulate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perambulate

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perambulate (current term)
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Literary usage of Perambulate

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1. The New-Hampshire Town Officer by William Merchant Richardson (1829)
"I. Form of the notice to be gi-ce^i to perambulate. To the selectmen of the town of Jl. ... The form of an appointment of a person to perambulate. ..."

2. British Popular Customs, Present and Past: Illustrating the Social and by Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer (1900)
"... perambulate the town (Ripon) in their canonicals, singing hymns, and the blue-cont charity-buys follow singing, with green boughs in their hands. ..."

3. Wharton's Law-lexicon: Forming an Epitome of the Law of England; and by John Jane Smith Wharton (1883)
"Equity grants commissions to perambulate. Actions upon writs of perambulation were authorized in Scotland, by the Act 1597, c. 79, to settle the bounds of ..."

4. The Pilgrim Fathers: Or, The Founders of New England in the Reign of James by William Henry Bartlett (1853)
"... As we perambulate the city, its grass-grown quays, shaded with trees, and the dull quietude of its slimy canals, have an air of drowsiness and decay. ..."

5. The British Quarterly Review by Robert Vaughan, Henry Allon (1869)
"If in those days the visitor had desired to perambulate the town, he could have done so in half an hour. ' He starts from the Castle. ..."

6. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"All buddhist monks of Burmah and many hindú devotees, to obtain their daily food, perambulate the streets, walking rapidly, soliciting from no one. ..."

7. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"A, I. perambulate. 2. Cause to walk. Walk, n I. Step, gait, carriage, manner of walking. sion for, stand in need of, cannot do withou^ cannot dispense with. ..."

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