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perambulate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'perambulate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Perambulate [ v. i.]
- To walk about; to ramble; to stroll; as, he perambulated in the park.
2 . Perambulate [ 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.

Meaning of 'perambulate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . perambulate [ v]
Meaning (1):
- walk with no particular goal
Example in sentence:
  • after breakfast, she walked about in the park;
  • we were walking around in the garden
Meaning (2):
- make an official inspection on foot of (the bounds of a property)
Example in sentence:
  • Selectmen are required by law to perambulate the bounds every five years