perambulate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v perambulate walk with no particular goal "we were walking around in the garden","after breakfast, she walked about in the park"
    • v perambulate make an official inspection on foot of (the bounds of a property) "Selectmen are required by law to perambulate the bounds every five years"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Perambulate To walk about; to ramble; to stroll; as, he perambulated in the park.
    • v. t Perambulate 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • perambulate To walk through, about, or over.
    • perambulate To survey while passing through; traverse and examine; survey the boundaries of: as, to perambulate a parish or its boundaries.
    • perambulate To walk, or walk about.
    • perambulate To be carried in a, perambulator.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Perambulate per-am′bū-lāt to walk through or over: to pass through for the purpose of surveying: to survey the boundaries of
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. perambulatus, p. p. of perambulare, to perambulate; per, through + ambulare, to walk. See Per-, and Amble
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. perambulāre, -ātumper, through, ambulāre, to walk.

Usage

In literature:

I see them pass in their perambulators, dear little things.
"Peterkin" by Mary Louisa Molesworth
Soon they were back in the perambulating crowd, chattering, laughing, listening to the band upon the river.
"A Sheaf of Corn" by Mary E. Mann
He was a perambulating skeleton, and could just drag along; but he got there.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Perhaps the most surprising thing he found was a perambulator.
"Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens" by J. M. Barrie
Perhaps the most surprising thing he found was a perambulator.
"Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens" by J. M. Barrie
As a perambulating interpreter of literature, ancient as well as modern, this has especially been borne in upon me.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
Yet who now can look squarely at the present, except officials, armament shareholders, and those in perambulators?
"Waiting for Daylight" by Henry Major Tomlinson
When I returned to my room I found Brenda had been disturbed by my perambulation, for she was up and moving about restlessly.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
The perambulating press was once seized (at Newton Lane, near Manchester), but Martin was not silenced.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
Delia, with a quick glance to left and right, lowered the perambulator to the road level and forged ahead.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
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In poetry:

"Valued companion of my expeditions,
Wanderings, and my street perambulations,
What can be more deserving of my praises
Than my umbrella?
"My Umbrella" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Once on a time, Love, Death, and Reputation,
Three travellers, a tour together went;
And, after many a long perambulation,
Agreed to part by mutual consent.
"Love, Death, And Reputation" by Charles Lamb
Father and mother,
And three little brothers,
And all rambling aimless, like little perambulating pebbles scattered in the garden,
Not knowing each other from bits of earth or old tins.
"Tortoise Family Connections" by D H Lawrence
When I was young I was too proud
To wheel my daughter in her pram.
"It's infra dig," I said aloud,—
Bot now I'm old, behold I am
Perambulating up and down
Grand-daughter through the town.
"Lucindy Jane" by Robert W Service

In science:

We note that the perambulators enables one to inject finite momenta into the quarks but still connects timeslice t0 to t in the same way that the usual point-to-all propagators do, which can complicate the formation of hadronic correlation matrices.
A novel algorithm for computing quark propagators for lattice hadron spectroscopy
The second ingredient in the algorithm is the stochastic estimation of the quark propagators from all of the timeslices to make this a true all-to-all algorithm without computing all of the perambulators on the lattice.
A novel algorithm for computing quark propagators for lattice hadron spectroscopy
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