Definition of perambulate in English:


Pronunciation /pəˈrambyəˌlāt/ /pəˈræmbjəˌleɪt/

Translate perambulate into Spanish

intransitive verb

[no object]
  • 1formal, humorous Walk or travel through or around a place or area, especially for pleasure and in a leisurely way.

    with object ‘she perambulated the square’
    • ‘he grew weary of perambulating over rough countryside in bad weather’
    • ‘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.’
    wander, roam, rove, range, travel, travel idly, journey, voyage, globetrot, drift, coast, meander, gad about, gallivant, jaunt, take a trip, go on a trip
    1. 1.1British historical with object Walk around (a parish, forest, etc.) in order to officially assert and record its boundaries.


Late Middle English from Latin perambulat- ‘walked about’, from the verb perambulare, from per- ‘all over’ + ambulare ‘to walk’.