verb \ˈam-bəl\

: to walk slowly in a free and relaxed way


Full Definition of AMBLE

intransitive verb
:  to go at or as if at an amble :  saunter
am·bler \-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



Definition of AMBLE

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

Examples of AMBLE

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

First Known Use of AMBLE

14th century


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