1 formal, humorous Walk or travel through or round a place or area, especially for pleasure and in a leisurely way.‘the locals perambulate up and down the thoroughfare’
wander, roam, rove, range, travel, travel idly, journey, voyage, globetrot, drift, coast, meander, gad about, gallivant, jaunt, take a trip, go on a trip
- ‘she perambulated the square’
- ‘Over the weekend I had a chance to perambulate properly in cyberspace.’
- ‘The added handicap is that runners have to dodge the horse dung as they perambulate down the track.’
- ‘Unspoken but understood was that we wanted a community small enough to perambulate but that also had DSL.’
- ‘Well, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but I will be briskly perambulating.’
- ‘The narrow opening supported a child's body and encouraged children to perambulate by keeping them from sitting down or crawling.’
- 1.1British historical with object Walk round (a parish, forest, etc.) in order to officially assert and record its boundaries.
- ‘commissioners were appointed to perambulate the Devon forests before Whitsun 1319’
Late Middle English from Latin perambulat- ‘walked about’, from the verb perambulare, from per- ‘all over’ + ambulare ‘to walk’.