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amble

verb am·ble \ ˈam-bəl \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of amble

ambled; ambling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\
intransitive verb
: to go at or as if at an easy gait : saunter
  • spent the day ambling through the park

ambler

play \-b(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of amble in a Sentence

  1. We ambled along as we talked.

  2. They ambled down the road.

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Origin and Etymology 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


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amble

noun

Definition of amble

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 : an easy gait
3 : a leisurely walk
  • took a casual amble through the gardens

Examples of amble in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of amble

see 1amble


AMBLE Defined for English Language Learners

amble

verb

Definition of amble for English Language Learners

  • : to walk slowly in a free and relaxed way


AMBLE Defined for Kids

amble

verb am·ble \ ˈam-bəl \

Definition of amble for Students

ambled; ambling
: to walk at a slow easy pace


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