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amble

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verb am·ble \ˈam-bəl\

Definition of amble

ambled

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ambling

play \-b(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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.

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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amble

noun am·ble

Definition of amble

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

  2. 2 :  an easy gait

  3. 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


First Known Use: 14th century


AMBLE Defined for English Language Learners

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amble

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verb am·ble \ˈam-bəl\

Definition of amble for English Language Learners

  • : to walk slowly in a free and relaxed way


AMBLE Defined for Kids

amble

play
verb am·ble \ˈam-bəl\

Definition of amble for Students

ambled

ambling

  1. :  to walk at a slow easy pace



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