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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
am•ble /ˈæmbəl/USA pronunciation   v., -bled, -bling, n. 

v. [no object]
  1. to go at a slow, easy pace;
    saunter:She ambled along the seashore.

n. [countable]
  1. an ambling pace or slow, easy walk.
am•bler,n. [countable]See -ambl-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
am•ble  (ambəl), 
v., -bled, -bling, n. 

  1. to go at a slow, easy pace;
    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.

  1. an ambling gait.
  2. a slow, easy walk or gentle pace.
  3. a stroll.
  • 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)
  • Middle French ambler
  • Middle English 1350–1400
ambler, n. 
ambling•ly, adv. 
1 . ramble, meander.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

amble /ˈæmbəl/ vb (intransitive)
  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
  1. a leisurely motion in walking
  2. a leisurely walk
  3. the ambling gait of a horse
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French ambler, from Latin ambulāre to walk


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