Word of the Day: Peruse

pe-ruse / pə-ˈrüz




  1. to regard or study thoroughly, paying attention to detail

I do love perusing the dictionary to find how many words I don’t use – words that have specific, sharp, focused meaning.

Geoffrey Rush, 1951-


  1. to look through something quickly; to browse

Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently perused.

Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784


  1. to read

Peruse a good book several times and make notes and analyses of it.

Charles Spurgeon, 1834-1892