Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of perusing; studying something carefully.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of carefully viewing or examining.
  • n. The act of reading, especially of reading through or with care.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Careful examination or survey; scrunity.
  • n. The act of perusing or reading through; reading.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. reading carefully with intent to remember

Etymologies

peruse +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So here, for your Valentine's Day evening perusal, is my remark/question for our discussion.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • A particular favorite of my brief little perusal is the following: gag a maggot off a gutwagon - Something that stinks. e.g.,

    Taints

  • But the Press Telegram prints it right next to the comics, which is where all intelligent people begin perusal of the morning's news (and outside of baseball season often end it) so the eyes early in the morning still affected by sleep can sometimes inadvertantly slide over to that column.

    04/01/2004 - 05/01/2004

  • The first round, where hundreds of folks submitted wondrous items for the judges’ perusal, is over and the top 32 have been selected!

    RPG Superstar 2009 Round One – Results Are In! « Geek Related

  • Available for your perusal are the following documents:

    NY Lawyer Advertising Rules

  • So after completing what can only be described as a perusal and skimming of the contents within, we have decided to help all those folks who are not reading the book to learn the shocking secrets held within.

    Deathly Hallows Spoilers!!!

  • THE letters which I had expected reached me at Avignon, and the result of their perusal was the information, that my presence was necessary in

    Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808

  • How far in other directions besides mere versification he and his fellows had slipped from the right way, may be perhaps most pleasantly and quite fully discovered from the perusal, which is not very difficult, of his tragi-comedy or extravaganza, _The Goblins_.

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

  • There are also pages that will record every one of the game's cut-scenes for your later perusal, which is a nice feature; your scores in a couple of mini-games are also recorded.

    Snackbar Games

  • Also worth a perusal is their new Grove jacket, featuring a zip on glove that makes for a seamless, futuristic extension when in use.

    Cool Hunting

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