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gambol


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gambol  \Gam"bol\  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gamboled},  or  {Gambolled}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Gamboling}  or  {Gambolling}.] 
  To  dance  and  skip  about  in  sport;  to  frisk;  to  skip;  to  play 
  in  frolic,  like  boys  or  lambs. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gambol  \Gam"bol\  (g[a^]m"b[o^]l),  n.  [OE.  gambolde,  gambaulde 
  F.  gambade  gambol,  fr  It  gambata  kick,  fr  L.  gamba  leg, 
  akin  to  F.  jambe,  OF  also  gambe,  fr  L.  gamba,  hoof  or 
  perh.  joint:  cf  Gr  kamph`  a  binding,  winding,  W.,  Ir  & 
  Gael.  cam  crooked;  perh.  akin  to  E.  chamber:  cf.F.  gambiller 
  to  kick  about  Cf  {Jamb},  n.,  {Gammon}  ham,  {Gambadoes}.] 
  A  skipping  or  leaping  about  in  frolic;  a  hop;  a  sportive 
  prank.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gambol 
  n  :  gay  or  light-hearted  recreational  activity  for  diversion  or 
  amusement;  "it  was  all  done  in  play";  "their  frolic  in 
  the  surf  threatened  to  become  ugly"  [syn:  {play},  {frolic}, 
  {romp},  {caper}] 
  v  :  play  or  romp  around  "The  children  frolicked  in  the  garden"; 
  "the  gamboling  lambs  in  the  meadows"  [syn:  {frolic},  {lark}, 
  {rollick},  {skylark},  {disport},  {sport},  {cavort},  {frisk}, 
  {romp},  {run  around},  {lark  about}] 




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