What does peruse mean?

Definitions for perusepəˈruz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word peruse.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. peruse(verb)

    examine or consider with attention and in detail

    "Please peruse this report at your leisure"


  1. peruse(Noun)

    An examination or perusal; an instance of perusing.

  2. peruse(Verb)

    To examine or consider with care.

  3. peruse(Verb)

    To read completely.

  4. peruse(Verb)

    To look over casually; to skim.

  5. peruse(Verb)

    To go from place to place; to wander.

  6. Origin: From per-+use, from either (peruti, perusitare) or (peruser), originally leading two concurrent meanings, but only those derived from "to examine" survive today.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peruse(verb)

    to observe; to examine with care

  2. Peruse(verb)

    to read through; to read carefully

  3. Origin: [Pref. per- + use.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Peruse

    per-ūz′, or per-ōōz′, v.t. to read attentively: to examine carefully or in detail.—ns. Perusal (per-ūz′al, or per-ōōz′al), the act of perusing: careful examination: study: reading; Perus′er. [Formed from L. per, thoroughly, uti, usum, to use.]

Anagrams for peruse »

  1. purees, purées

  2. rupees

  3. Purees


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of peruse in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of peruse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Popper:

    People buy, use and peruse these voter lists all the time.

  2. Randy Frederick:

    I think we might see some volatility this week as investors peruse statements from the Fed officials as they look for more clarity and signals.

  3. Brad Burns:

    The data on our webpages will now be encrypted, making it significantly harder for third parties to penetrate, now, our community members can peruse our site even more safely, knowing they have that extra layer of security.

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Translations for peruse

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • pročíst, prohlédnout, přečíst, prostudovat, přelétnout, prozkoumatCzech
  • studieren, genau unter die Lupe nehmen, durchlesen, überfliegen, lesenGerman
  • εξετάζω, μελετώGreek
  • examinar, leer atentamenteSpanish
  • مطالعه کردنPersian
  • tutkimus, tutkia, tarkastelu, [[lukea]] [[huolellisesti]]Finnish
  • jeter un coup d'œil, examen, examinerFrench
  • aalhaihManx
  • átolvas, végigolvas, elolvasHungarian
  • membaca dgn telitiIndonesian
  • lesa, lesa gaumgæfilegaIcelandic
  • [[zorgvuldig]] [[onderzoeken]]Dutch
  • examinar, ler, todoPortuguese
  • прочитывать, изучать, прочитать, изучить, просмотреть, рассмотреть, просматривать, рассматриватьRussian
  • preskúmať, preštudovaťSlovak

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