Word of the DayFriday, June 13, 2014
\AM-byuh-luhnt\ , adjective;
moving from place to place; itinerant; shifting.
Medicine/Medical. a. not confined to bed; able or strong enough to walk. b. serving patients who are able to walk.
...rolling, ambulant streets where nothing stands still, nothing is fixed, nothing is comprehensible except through the eyes and mind of a dreamer.
-- Henry Miller, Sexus, 1949
The encounter with these ambulant highnesses had been fatal — Lansing now perceived it — to Mrs. Hick's principles.
-- Edith Wharton, The Glimpses of the Moon, 1922
Ambulant comes from the Latin ambulāre meaning "to walk." It entered English in the mid-1600s.
POWERED BY 4INFO
Get Word of the Day
Words of the Day