peregrinate
1. verb /ˈpɛrɪɡrəˌnet/
a) To travel from place to place, or from one country to another, especially on foot; hence, to sojourn in foreign countries.

You know the inveterate peregrinating habits of the club, and can judge, from your own besetting propensity to change your residence monthly, how difficult it might prove to resist the temptation of traversing a soil that is still virgin, so far as the perambulating feet of the members of our fraternity are concerned.

b) To travel through a specific place.

He came first to recognise, then finally to know and to feel, that just as the atoms of his own physical body peregrinate by efflux and influx in and out of his body, so does he as a human ‘life-atom’ or human Monad peregrinate by unceasing influx and efflux in and out of the regular series of his earth-lives which succeed one another uninterruptedly during his sojourn in a Planetary Round on this globe Earth of the planetary chain, and much, very much, more.

See Also: pilgrim
2. adjective /ˈpɛrɪɡrəˌnet/
Peregrine; having traveled; foreign, exotic.

His humour is lofty, his discourse peremptory, his tongue filed, his eye ambitious, his gait majestical and his general behaviour vain, ridiculous, and thrasonical. He is too picked, too spruce, too affected, too odd, as it were, too peregrinate, as I may call it.


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  • Peregrinate — Per e*gri*nate, v. i. [L. peregrinatus, p. p. of peregrinari to travel. See {Pilgrim}.] To travel from place to place, or from one country to another; hence, to sojourn in foreign countries. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peregrinate — Per e*gri*nate, a. [L. peregrinatus, p. p.] Having traveled; foreign. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peregrinate — index perambulate, prowl Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • peregrinate — 1590s, from L. peregrinat , pp. stem of peregrinari “to travel abroad,” from peregrinus (see PEREGRINE (Cf. peregrine)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • peregrinate — [per′ə gri nāt΄] vt. peregrinated, peregrinating [< L peregrinatus, pp. of peregrinari < peregrinus: see PILGRIM] to follow (a route, etc.); travel, esp. walk, along, over, or through vi. to travel peregrination n. peregrinator n …   English World dictionary

  • peregrinate — peregrinations ► PLURAL NOUN archaic or humorous ▪ travel or wandering from place to place. DERIVATIVES peregrinate verb. ORIGIN from Latin peregrinari travel abroad …   English terms dictionary

  • peregrinate — verb ( nated; nating) Date: 1593 intransitive verb to travel especially on foot ; walk transitive verb to walk or travel over ; traverse • peregrination noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peregrinate — peregrinator, n. /per i greuh nayt /, v., peregrinated, peregrinating. v.i. 1. to travel or journey, esp. to walk on foot. v.t. 2. to travel or walk over; traverse. [1585 95; < L peregrinatus, ptp. of peregrinari to travel abroad. See PEREGRINE,… …   Universalium

  • peregrinate — Synonyms and related words: bat around, bum, campaign, count ties, course, cover, cruise, divagate, do, drift, fare, flit, gad, gad about, gallivant, globe trot, go about, go abroad, go on safari, go over, go overseas, go the rounds, hit the road …   Moby Thesaurus

  • peregrinate — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. wander, ramble, rove; see roam , travel 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To make or go on a journey: journey, pass, travel, trek, trip. Idiom: hit the road. See MOVE. 2. To travel about or journey on foot: backpack,… …   English dictionary for students

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