Noun(1) a person who walks from place to place(2) a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
Adjective(1) of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy(2) traveling especially on foot
(1) To these votaries, he is variously the perennial storyteller, the kindly sage, the gentle teacher, the maker of auspicious symbols, and the peripatetic gardener of images.(2) Perhaps the royal colleges should appoint peripatetic experts who would travel around the country.(3) A monastic house, with a fixed centre, needed regular supplies of foodstuffs, but other great landlords, who were more peripatetic , would probably be more interested in money.(4) For the same reason, the peripatetic bookstall would concentrate on school and college campuses.(5) As the child of a British Army officer, Jenny's childhood was peripatetic and the countries in which she grew up included Germany, Singapore and Cyprus.(6) The problem of educating the peripatetic children who lived on the canal boats was formidable.(7) I have no respect for teachers, lecturers or peripatetic drifters.(8) The peripatetic court lay at the heart of early Tudor government.(9) The peripatetic household continued to gravitate towards the cities and towns of a ruler's domains, an urban environment providing the necessary infrastructures for court life.(10) Europe was a society of restless and rootless people, many repeatedly forced to move to try to escape the ravages of the Plague, others regularly conscripted for far-off wars, some in constant motion like the peripatetic court of Spain.(11) The city was closely identified with Emperor Maximilian I, even though his peripatetic court spent more time in Augsburg, Vienna, and Linz.(12) This peripatetic body, founded in 1831, with an open membership, has been very important in promoting public awareness of science.(13) Perhaps by offering a peripatetic clinic in a unofficial capacity I am allowing people to use me as a sounding board for their health concerns which I can listen to and direct them back to their own GP if appropriate.(14) Hospitals without adequate capacity in stroke units may offer a peripatetic service to patients who are not admitted to the stroke unit, whereby the unit staff regularly advises on general wards.(15) In spite of these cataclysms, being a peripatetic of fortune had not diminished his craving for knowledge and science.(16) And he has a dog - a large and very unpoodle-ish poodle - a sign that the peripatetic lifestyle of yore has slowed down considerably.
(1) peripatetic :: marskramer
1. nomadic ::
2. itinerant ::
3. traveling ::
4. wandering ::
5. roving ::
7. migrant ::
8. migratory ::
9. unsettled ::
Different Formsperipatetic, peripatetics
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