ambles

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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