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 for peripatetic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peripatetic \Per`i*pa*tet"ic\, a. [L. peripateticus, Gr. ?, fr.
     ? to walk about; peri` about + ? to walk: cf. F.
     1. Walking about; itinerant.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle
        (who gave his instructions while walking in the Lyceum at
        Athens), or to his followers. "The true peripatetic
        school." --Howell.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peripatetic \Per`i*pa*tet"ic\, n.
     1. One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant. --Tatler.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A disciple of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy;
             "Aristotelean logic" [syn: Aristotelian,
             Aristotelean, Aristotelic, peripatetic]
      2: traveling especially on foot; "peripatetic country
         preachers"; "a poor wayfaring stranger" [syn: peripatetic,
      n 1: a person who walks from place to place
      2: a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
         [syn: Aristotelian, Aristotelean, Peripatetic]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "peripatetic":
     Ahasuerus, Ancient Mariner, Argonaut, Flying Dutchman, Goliard,
     Odysseus, Oisin, Ossian, Ulysses, ambulant, ambulative, ambulator,
     ambulatory, backpacker, bird of passage, circuit-riding, drifter,
     expeditionary, floater, foot passenger, foot soldier,
     foot traveler, footslogger, gad, gadabout, globe-girdling,
     globe-trotting, go-about, going, hiker, hitchhiker, hoofer,
     infantryman, itinerant, itinerary, jaywalker, journeying,
     locomotive, marcher, mover, moving, mundivagant, nomadic, on tour,
     paddlefoot, passing, pedestrian, perambulating, perambulatory,
     peregrinative, peregrinator, peregrine, pilgrimlike, progressing,
     rambler, roamer, rolling stone, rover, roving, runabout, straggler,
     stroller, strolling, strolling player, touring, touristic,
     touristy, trailsman, tramper, traveling, trekking, troubadour,
     vagabond, vagrant, visitant, walker, walking, walkist, wanderer,
     wandering, wandering minstrel, wandering scholar, wayfaring

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  PERIPATETIC, adj.  Walking about.  Relating to the philosophy of
  Aristotle, who, while expounding it, moved from place to place in
  order to avoid his pupil's objections.  A needless precaution -- they
  knew no more of the matter than he.

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