peripatetic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj peripatetic traveling especially on foot "peripatetic country preachers","a poor wayfaring stranger"
    • adj peripatetic of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy "Aristotelean logic"
    • n Peripatetic a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
    • n peripatetic a person who walks from place to place
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Peripatetic A disciple of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.
    • Peripatetic Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle (who gave his instructions while walking in the Lyceum at Athens), or to his followers. "The true peripatetic school."
    • Peripatetic One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant.
    • Peripatetic Walking about; itinerant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • peripatetic Walking about; itinerant.
    • peripatetic [capitalized] Of or pertaining to Aristotle's system of philosophy, or the sect of his followers; Aristotelian: as, the Peripatetic philosophers.
    • n peripatetic One who walks about; an itinerant; a pedestrian.
    • n peripatetic [capitalized] A follower of Aristotle(384-322 b. c.), a great Greek philosopher. In the middle ages the word was often used to signify a logician. See Aristotelianism.
    • n peripatetic plural Instruction after the manner of Aristotle; instruction by lectures.
    • n peripatetic plural Journeyings here and there; a continual going to and fro.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Peripatetic per-i-pa-tet′ik walking about: of or pertaining to the philosophy of Aristotle, who taught while walking up and down in the Lyceum at Athens
    • n Peripatetic an adherent of the philosophy of Aristotle: one accustomed or obliged to walk:
    • n Peripatetic (pl.) instruction by lectures
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. peripateticus, Gr. , fr. to walk about; about + to walk: cf. F. péripatétique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. peripatētikosperi, about, patein, to walk.

Usage

In literature:

From exiled kings to humble refugees, from peripatetic philosophers to indolent aborigines, the testimony of her charm can be gathered.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
La Aguadora is perhaps the most attractive of all peripatetics of the pavement.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
The most celebrated teaching in history was peripatetic.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
He tramped a hundred and fifty miles to see an old Hebrew book on the Peripatetic philosophy.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
It is an extraordinary record, and illustrates the true Peripatetic spirit.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
I discarded the book, sir, and resigned my membership in the peripatetic brotherhood, to avert a catastrophe.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Cross, maddened that he could not get his bundle of peripatetic ribaldries printed, wrote ballads, which he got sung as it chanced.
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
Being endowed with properties, it was, in peripatetic terms, a simple body.
"The Natural Philosophy of William Gilbert and His Predecessors" by W. James King
To account for the appearances of the heavens, the Peripatetics ascribed a double motion to it.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
The elevator-boy receives fewer tips than his peripatetic brother and need not be feed after a short stay.
"The Itching Palm" by William R Scott
Peripatetics, The, 251, 369.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
Peripatetics, their philosophy, i.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
ANDRONI'CUS of Rhodes, a peripatetic philosopher who lived at Rome in the time of Cicero.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Theophrastus or Eudemus, the second later Peripatetic, according to Zeller.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
What do you say, doctor; shall we continue our philosophic conversation as peripatetics in the open air?
"Problematic Characters" by Friedrich Spielhagen
I told him of reading somewhere that he loved to play the peripatetic philosopher.
"London Days" by Arthur Warren
One of the first things they had there was a Shakespearean revival, run by a peripatetic star named Riley.
"Harvard Stories" by Waldron Kintzing Post
How, and by what course of peripatetics this accident happened, I know not.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine" by Various
It is found in the theories of Speusippus, Xenocrates, and also to some extent in those of the Peripatetics.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
They know nothing; they are no more atheists than they are peripatetics.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
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In poetry:

How can I dream of a subject aesthetic,
Far from the purlieus of prose?
How, with the call of the peripatetic
"High! High cash clo'es!"?
"How?" by Franklin Pierce Adams
"My life was once lonely, and almost ascetic;
But now, if I venture to walk in the street,
With her books in her hand, some fair Peripatetic
Is sure to address me with whisperings sweet.
"A Romance In Real (Academic) Life" by E W Bowling

In news:

Members of my family are all very peripatetic.
Victory Gardens Theater announced today that award-winning, peripatetic playwright/director Chay Yew, 46, will replace retiring artistic director and legend, Dennis Zacek.
Diners can hope that the peripatetic Clark Gilbert will stay put in Narberth and continue serving his generally worthy fare.
ACCORDING to popular history, the peripatetic Capt.
John Sommers was the first kid to befriend my husband when his family settled in Dallas after the peripatetic life of a military family.
'Telegraph Avenue' review: Peripatetic master delivers an East Bay epic.
The People and Places From a Peripatetic Life.
Pippin , the peripatetic hero of the appealing 1972 musical of the same name, dedicates his life to an ideal that always seems just beyond his grasp.
As the peripatetic CEO of Enspire Learning, a business training company, I depend on my laptop to stay productive and connected during business trips.
While dogs tend to be the most peripatetic pets, any animals under 20 pounds can usually fly with you in the cabin.
The Rippingtons' Russ Freeman has always led a peripatetic existence, growing up in Nashville and living in L.A. Colorado and Florida, among other locales.
A PERIPATETIC brand character has returned home before heading out on the road again.
Conway is only the latest stop for the peripatetic Englishman Garry Craig Powell, but he has been teaching creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas since 2004.
Essential Gear for the Paranoid Peripatetic.
The world's most famous peripatetic band has finally set down some roots.
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