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amble

play
verb am·ble \ˈam-bəl\

Simple Definition of amble

  • : to walk slowly in a free and relaxed way

Full Definition of amble

am·bledam·blingplay \-b(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to go at or as if at an amble :  saunter

am·bler play \-b(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of amble

  1. We ambled along as we talked.

  2. They ambled down the road.



Origin of amble

Middle English, from Anglo-French ambler, from Latin ambulare to walk, from ambi- + -ulare (verb base akin to Middle Welsh el he may go, Greek ēlythe he went) — more at elastic


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with amble


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amble

noun am·ble

Definition of amble

  1. 1 a :  an easy gait of a horse in which the legs on the same side of the body move together b :  7rack b

  2. 2 :  an easy gait

  3. 3 :  a leisurely walk



Examples of amble

  1. <we had a lovely amble about the quaint village before continuing our drive>



14th Century

First Known Use of amble

14th century



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