meaning of amble

amble meaning in General Dictionary

a distinct gait of a horse in which both feet on the same side are relocated as well alternating using feet on the reverse side

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  • To go during the simple gait labeled as an amble placed on the horse or even to its rider
  • stroll leisurely
  • a leisurely stroll (usually in certain community place)
  • To go in the simple gait labeled as an amble; -- put on the horse or to its rider.
  • To move notably like an ambling horse; going quickly or without difficult bumps.
  • a particular gait of a horse, in which both legs on the same side are relocated at the same time, alternating using feet on the other side part.
  • A movement like the amble of a horse.

amble meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., from Old French ambler "walk as a horse does," from Latin ambulare "to go, going about, take a walk," perhaps a compound of ambi- "around" (see ambi-) and -ulare, from PIE root *el- "to go" (cognates: Greek ale "wandering," alaomai "wander about;" Latvian aluot "go around or astray"). Until 1590s used just of horses or people on horseback. Related: Ambled; ambling. As a noun, from belated 14c.


amble meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

A type of gait that's slower or separated in cadence; frequently horizontal.


amble meaning in General Dictionary

(v. i.) going during the easy gait called an amble; -- applied to the horse or to its rider.

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  • (v. i.) To move somewhat like an ambling horse; going easily or without tough shocks.
  • (n.) A peculiar gait of a horse, where both legs on a single side tend to be moved on top of that, alternating using the legs on the reverse side.
  • (n.) A movement like the amble of a horse.

Sentence Examples with the word amble

They began to amble away as a group while the spokesman opened the door of the mission for me.

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