Verb amble Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


amble (third-person singular simple present ambles, present participle ambling, simple past and past participle ambled)

  1. (intransitive) To stroll or walk slowly and leisurely.
  2. (intransitive) Of a quadruped: to move along by using both legs on one side, and then the other.

More definition: go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter, He ambled around the town.

2.(of a horse) to go at a slow pace with the legs moving in lateral pairs and usually having a four-beat rhythm. ambling gait.

4.a slow, easy walk or gentle pace.

5.a stroll.

1. to walk at a leisurely relaxed pace

2. (of a horse) to move slowly, lifting both legs on one side together

3. to ride a horse at an amble or leisurely pace noun

4. a leisurely motion in walking

5. a leisurely walk

6. the ambling gait of a horse Derived Formsambler, noun Word OriginC14, from Old French ambler, from Latin ambulāre to walkCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
early 14c., from Old French ambler "walk as a horse does," from Latin ambulare "to walk, to go about, take a walk," perhaps a compound of ambi- "around" (see ambi-) and -ulare, from PIE root *el- "to go" (cf. Greek ale "wandering," alaomai "wander about;" Latvian aluot "go around or astray"). Until 1590s used only of horses or persons on horseback. Related, Ambled; ambling. As a noun, from late 14c.


They began to amble away as a group while the spokesman opened the door of the mission for me.

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