| source : web1913 | Peripatetic \Per`i*pa*tet"ic\, a. [L. peripateticus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to walk about; ? about + ? to walk: cf. F. p['e]ripat['e]tique.] 1. Walking about; itinerant. 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. | source : web1913 | Peripatetic \Per`i*pa*tet"ic\, n. 1. One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant. --Tatler. 2. A disciple of Aristotle; an Aristotelian. | source : wn | peripatetic adj : traveling especially on foot; "peripatetic country preachers"; "a poor wayfaring stranger" [syn: {wayfaring}] n : a person who walks from place to place [syn: {itinerant}] | source : devils | 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.