PRONUNCIATION: (puh-RAM-byuh-layt)

MEANING: 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.


OPERAMBULATE - The Magic Flute has already started; too bad you walked in late

PERAMBULATTE - a cup of coffee to be consumed as you walk

PERAMBULANTE - what you pay to begin the walking game