What does peripatetic mean?

Definitions for peripateticˌpɛr ə pəˈtɛt ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. peripatetic(noun)

    a person who walks from place to place

  2. Aristotelian, Aristotelean, Peripatetic(adj)

    a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism

  3. Aristotelian, Aristotelean, Aristotelic, peripatetic(adj)

    of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy

    "Aristotelean logic"

  4. peripatetic, wayfaring(adj)

    traveling especially on foot

    "peripatetic country preachers"; "a poor wayfaring stranger"


  1. peripatetic(Noun)

    One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant.

  2. peripatetic(Noun)

    One who accepts the philosophy of Aristotle or his school; an Aristotelian.

  3. peripatetic(Adjective)

    tending to walk about

  4. peripatetic(Adjective)

    constantly travelling; itinerant; nomadic.

  5. peripatetic(Adjective)

    Having to do with Aristotle, his philosophy, or the school of thought which he founded.

  6. Peripatetic(Noun)

    A disciple of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.

  7. Peripatetic(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the philosophy or methods of Aristotle, or to his followers.

  8. Origin: From peripatetique (peri- + patein), from peripateticus, from περιπατητικός, from περιπατέω, from περί + πατέω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peripatetic(adj)

    walking about; itinerant

  2. Peripatetic(adj)

    of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle (who gave his instructions while walking in the Lyceum at Athens), or to his followers

  3. Peripatetic(noun)

    one who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant

  4. Peripatetic(noun)

    a disciple of Aristotle; an Aristotelian

  5. Origin: [L. peripateticus, Gr. , fr. to walk about; peri` about + to walk: cf. F. pripattique.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peripatetic

    -al, per-i-pa-tet′ik, -al, adj. walking about: of or pertaining to the philosophy of Aristotle, who taught while walking up and down in the Lyceum at Athens.—n. Peripatet′ic, an adherent of the philosophy of Aristotle: one accustomed or obliged to walk: (pl.) instruction by lectures.—n. Peripatet′icism, the philosophy of Aristotle. [Gr. peripatētikosperi, about, patein, to walk.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peripatetic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peripatetic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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