Amble : Definition

Amble

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Pronunciation : Am"ble
Part of Speech : v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ambled; p. pr. & vb. n. Ambling.]
Etymology : [F. ambler to amble, fr. L. ambulare to walk, in LL., to amble, perh. fr. amb-, ambi-, and a root meaning to go: cf. Gr. base. Cf. Ambulate.]
Definition : 1. To go at the easy gait called an amble; -- applied to the horse or to its rider.

2. To move somewhat like an ambling horse; to go easily or without hard shocks. The skipping king, he ambled up and down. Shak. Sir, your wit ambles well; it goes easily. Shak.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Am"ble
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. A peculiar gait of a horse, in which both legs on the same side are moved at the same time, alternating with the legs on the other side. "A fine easy amble." B. Jonson.

2. A movement like the amble of a horse.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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