People who peregrinate are constantly on the move, traveling from one location to another. You might peregrinate from Italy to Spain to France during your European backpacking trip.

  • Pronunciation: /'pɛrəgrɪ,net/
  • English description:  travel around, through, or over, especially on foot
  • Synonyms: travel
  • Chinese Translation:  游历(you2 li4)
  • Spanish Translation: peregrinar
  • ORIGIN: The most common way to peregrinate is on foot, wandering from place to place, as when you decide to peregrinate around your city's various neighborhoods pretending you're a tourist. The word is a bit old fashioned these days, and it was first used in the late 16th century, taken from the Latin peregrinatus, "traveled abroad," or figuratively "wandered or roamed," from peregrinus, "foreign."


  • But I seem to travel, to peregrinate, less and less—and I am reduced to living on my past accumulations.
  • I sometimes go to Windsor, and the very next one I shall peregrinateover to Eton on the chance of a sight of his portrait.

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