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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