Meaning of itinerate in English:


Pronunciation /ɪˈtɪnəreɪt/ /ʌɪˈtɪnəreɪt/


[no object]
  • (especially of a Church minister or a magistrate) travel from place to place to perform one's professional duty.

    as adjective itinerating ‘regular use of itinerating magistrates was made’
    • ‘In his later years, Peter itinerated among churches, playing a supportive role through his North of England Ministry.’
    • ‘Livingstone served only ten years on a conventional mission station, and even then he spent much time itinerating through villages that had never before heard the Christian gospel.’
    • ‘Lloyd-Jones itinerated, preaching the great doctrines of the faith with such clarity.’
    • ‘For the last 20 years I have worked full time as an itinerating evangelist.’
    • ‘He visited every crossroads, village, and town from the Canadian forests to the Louisiana bayous - along with three itinerating trips to England and Ireland.’
    travel, journey, take a trip, go on a trip, go on an expedition, go on an excursion, tour, globetrot


Early 17th century from late Latin itinerat- ‘travelled’, from the verb itinerari (see itinerant).