Word of the Day: perambulate

perambulate (puh-RAM-byuh-layt)


verb tr., intr.:
 to walk through; to roam

Etymology
From Latin perambulare (to walk through), from per- (through) + ambulare (to walk). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ambhi- (around), which is also the source of ambulance, alley, preamble, bivouac, and obambulate.
Earliest documented use: 1450

Usage (from Wordsmith)
“The state is home to a number of series where the deceased perambulate (‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Resurrection’).”
Brian Lowry; Increased Shooting in Georgia is About More Than Location; Variety (Los Angeles); May 6, 2014.

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