amble

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See also: amblé and Amble

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English amblen, from Old French ambler (walk as a horse does), from Old Occitan amblar, from Latin ambulō (I walk)[1]. Doublet of ambulate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈæm.bəl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æmbəl

Noun[edit]

amble (plural ambles)

  1. An unhurried leisurely walk or stroll.
  2. An easy gait, especially that of a horse.

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Verb[edit]

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.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (walk slowly and leisurely): saunter

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Funk, W. J., Word origins and their romantic stories, New York, Wilfred Funk, Inc.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

amble

  1. inflection of ambler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

amble

  1. inflection of amblar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative