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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amble  \Am"ble\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ambled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ambling}.]  [F.  ambler  to  amble,  fr  L.  ambulare  to  walk,  in 
  LL.,  to  amble,  perh.  fr  amb-,  ambi-,  and  a  root  meaning  to 
  go:  cf  Gr  ?  to  go  E.  base.  Cf  {Ambulate}.] 
  1.  To  go  at  the  easy  gait  called  an  amble;  --  applied  to  the 
  horse  or  to  its  rider. 
 
  2.  To  move  somewhat  like  an  ambling  horse;  to  go  easily  or 
  without  hard  shocks. 
 
  The  skipping  king,  he  ambled  up  and  down  --Shak. 
 
  Sir,  your  wit  ambles  well  it  goes  easily.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amble  \Am"ble\,  n. 
  1.  A  peculiar  gait  of  a  horse,  in  which  both  legs  on  the  same 
  side  are  moved  at  the  same  time,  alternating  with  the  legs 
  on  the  other  side  ``A  fine  easy  amble.''  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  A  movement  like  the  amble  of  a  horse. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amble 
  n  :  a  leisurely  walk  (usually  in  some  public  place)  [syn:  {promenade}, 
  {ramble},  {saunter},  {stroll},  {perambulation}] 
  v  :  walk  leisurely  [syn:  {mosey}] 




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