ambulant

adjective

am·​bu·​lant ˈam-byə-lənt How to pronounce ambulant (audio)
: moving about : ambulatory

Examples of ambulant in a Sentence

a scattering of ambulant vendors can be found on the downtown plaza

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Latin ambulant-, ambulans, present participle of ambulāre "to go on foot, travel" — more at amble entry 1

First Known Use

1619, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ambulant was in 1619

Dictionary Entries Near ambulant

Cite this Entry

“Ambulant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambulant. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

ambulant

adjective
am·​bu·​lant ˈam-byə-lənt How to pronounce ambulant (audio)
: walking or in a walking position
specifically : ambulatory
an ambulant patient
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