from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To walk through.
- transitive v. To inspect (an area) on foot.
- intransitive v. To walk about; roam or stroll.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To walk about, roam or stroll.
- v. To inspect (an area) on foot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To walk through or over; especially, to travel over for the purpose of surveying or examining; to inspect by traversing; specifically, to inspect officially the boundaries of, as of a town or parish, by walking over the whole line.
- intransitive v. To walk about; to ramble; to stroll.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To walk through, about, or over.
- To survey while passing through; traverse and examine; survey the boundaries of: as, to perambulate a parish or its boundaries.
- To walk, or walk about.
- To be carried in a, perambulator.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make an official inspection on foot of (the bounds of a property)
- v. walk with no particular goal
Latin perambulāre, perambulāt- : per-, per- + ambulāre, to walk; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin perambulō. (Wiktionary)