transitive verb-·lat·ed, -·lat·ing
- 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 perambulatefrom 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 perambulāre perambulāt- per- per- ambulāre 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.