amble

[am-buhl]
verb (used without object), ambled, ambling.
1.
to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter: He ambled around the town.
2.
(of a horse) to go at a slow pace with the legs moving in lateral pairs and usually having a four-beat rhythm.
noun
3.
an ambling gait.
4.
a slow, easy walk or gentle pace.
5.
a stroll.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French ambler < Latin ambulāre to walk, equivalent to amb- ambi- + -ulāre to step (*-el- + stem vowel -ā-; cognate with Welsh el- may go, Greek elaúnein to set in motion)

ambler, noun
amblingly, adverb


1. ramble, meander.
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amble (ˈæmbəl)
 
vb
1.  to walk at a leisurely relaxed pace
2.  (of a horse) to move slowly, lifting both legs on one side together
3.  to ride a horse at an amble or leisurely pace
 
n
4.  a leisurely motion in walking
5.  a leisurely walk
6.  the ambling gait of a horse
 
[C14: from Old French ambler, from Latin ambulāre to walk]
 
'ambler
 
n

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amble
late 14c., from O.Fr. ambler "walk as a horse does," from L. ambulare "to walk, to go about," a compound of ambi- "around" (see ambi-) and -ulare, from PIE base *el- "to go." Until 1590s used only of horses or persons on horseback.
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Example sentences
They walk on the ground and grab insects that they encounter, or that amble past them.
If you don't want to amble in there to review the specials, your waitress will
  recite them for you.
Office workers, families and schoolchildren amble past.
We amble down to the long wooden dock that juts out into the blue bay.
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