- to walk through, over, around, etc., esp. in examining or inspecting
- to walk around so as to officially inspect and maintain the boundary of (a forest, estate, etc.)
Origin of perambulate; from Classical Latin perambulatus, past participle of perambulare ; from per, through (see per) + ambulare, to walk
verbper·am·bu·lat·ed, per·am·bu·lat·ing, per·am·bu·lates
- To walk through.
- To inspect (an area) on foot.
Origin of perambulateLatin perambul&amacron;re, perambul&amacron;t- : per-, per- + ambul&amacron;re, to walk; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present perambulates, present participle perambulating, simple past and past participle perambulated)
From Latin perambulÅ.