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am·ble

 (ăm′bəl)
intr.v. am·bled, am·bling, am·bles
1. To walk slowly or leisurely; stroll.
2. To move along at an easy gait by using both legs on one side alternately with both on the other. Used of a horse.
n.
1. An unhurried or leisurely walk.
2. An easy gait, especially that of a horse.

[Middle English amblen, from Old French ambler, from Latin ambulāre, to walk.]

am′bler n.

amble

(ˈæmbəl)
vb (intr)
1. to walk at a leisurely relaxed pace
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (of a horse) to move slowly, lifting both legs on one side together
3. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to ride a horse at an amble or leisurely pace
n
4. a leisurely motion in walking
5. a leisurely walk
6. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the ambling gait of a horse
[C14: from Old French ambler, from Latin ambulāre to walk]
ˈambler n

am•ble

(ˈæm bəl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.i.
1. to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter.
2. (of a horse) to go at a slow pace with the legs moving in lateral pairs and usu. having a four-beat rhythm.
n.
3. an ambling gait.
4. a slow, easy walk or gentle pace.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French ambler < Latin ambulāre to walk =amb- ambi- + -ulāre to step (< *el-, c. Welsh el- may go)]
am′bler, n.

amble


Past participle: ambled
Gerund: ambling

Imperative
amble
amble
Present
I amble
you amble
he/she/it ambles
we amble
you amble
they amble
Preterite
I ambled
you ambled
he/she/it ambled
we ambled
you ambled
they ambled
Present Continuous
I am ambling
you are ambling
he/she/it is ambling
we are ambling
you are ambling
they are ambling
Present Perfect
I have ambled
you have ambled
he/she/it has ambled
we have ambled
you have ambled
they have ambled
Past Continuous
I was ambling
you were ambling
he/she/it was ambling
we were ambling
you were ambling
they were ambling
Past Perfect
I had ambled
you had ambled
he/she/it had ambled
we had ambled
you had ambled
they had ambled
Future
I will amble
you will amble
he/she/it will amble
we will amble
you will amble
they will amble
Future Perfect
I will have ambled
you will have ambled
he/she/it will have ambled
we will have ambled
you will have ambled
they will have ambled
Future Continuous
I will be ambling
you will be ambling
he/she/it will be ambling
we will be ambling
you will be ambling
they will be ambling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ambling
you have been ambling
he/she/it has been ambling
we have been ambling
you have been ambling
they have been ambling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ambling
you will have been ambling
he/she/it will have been ambling
we will have been ambling
you will have been ambling
they will have been ambling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ambling
you had been ambling
he/she/it had been ambling
we had been ambling
you had been ambling
they had been ambling
Conditional
I would amble
you would amble
he/she/it would amble
we would amble
you would amble
they would amble
Past Conditional
I would have ambled
you would have ambled
he/she/it would have ambled
we would have ambled
you would have ambled
they would have ambled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amble - a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)amble - a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
ramble, meander - an aimless amble on a winding course
walk - the act of walking somewhere; "he took a walk after lunch"
walkabout - a public stroll by a celebrity to meet people informally
Verb1.amble - walk leisurelyamble - walk leisurely      
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"

amble

verb stroll, walk, wander, ramble, meander, saunter, dawdle, mosey (informal) We ambled along in front of the houses.

amble

verb
To walk at a leisurely pace:
Informal: mosey.
noun
An act of walking, especially for pleasure:
Translations
يَسِير بِتَمَهُّل، يَمْشِي الهُوَينا
loudat sepomalu kráčet
slentre
baktat
rölta
eiti palengva
iet
pomaly kráčať
gezinmek

amble

[ˈæmbl]
A. VI [person] → andar sin prisa; [horse] → amblar, ir a paso de andadura
to amble alongandar sin prisa, pasearse despacio
the bus ambles along at 40kphel autobús va tranquilamente a 40kph
he ambled into my office at ten o'clockentró tranquilamente en mi oficina a las diez
he ambled up to mese me acercó a paso lento
B. N [of horse] → ambladura f, paso m de andadura
to walk at an amble [person] → andar sin prisa, pasearse despacio

amble

[ˈæmbəl] vi
to amble along → aller d'un pas tranquille, marcher d'un pas tranquille
to amble through sth
They ambled through the gardens → Ils traversaient le parc sans se presser.

amble

vi (person)schlendern; (horse)im Passgang gehen
nSchlendern nt; (of horse)Passgang m; he went for an amble along the riversideer machte einen gemütlichen Spaziergang am Fluss entlang

amble

[ˈæmbl]
1. vi (also to amble along or about) (person) → camminare tranquillamente or senza fretta
he ambled up to me → mi è venuto incontro senza fretta
2. n (of horse) → ambio

amble

(ˈӕmbl) verb
to walk without hurrying. We were ambling along enjoying the scenery.
References in classic literature ?
No sooner were these females seated, than their attendant sprang lightly into the saddle of the war-horse, when the whole three bowed to Webb, who in courtesy, awaited their parting on the threshold of his cabin and turning their horses' heads, they proceeded at a slow amble, followed by their train, toward the northern entrance of the encampment.
Indeed, it seemed that so humble a conveyance as a mule, in however good case, and however well broken to a pleasant and accommodating amble, was only used by the gallant monk for travelling on the road.
Monsieur D'Artagnan traveled, then, pretty easily upon Furet, who ambled like a true butter-woman's pad, and who, with his amble, managed cheerfully about twelve leagues a day, upon four spindle-shanks, of which the practiced eye of D'Artagnan had appreciated the strength and safety beneath the thick mass of hair which covered them.
Smallweed is occasioned by a propensity on the part of that unlucky old lady whenever she finds herself on her feet to amble about and "set" to inanimate objects, accompanying herself with a chattering noise, as in a witch dance.
The horse increased his amble and, suddenly changing foot, broke into a fast trot.
Let us have a nip on it," Watson said to Witberg, as they left the courtroom; but that outraged person refused to lock arms and amble to the nearest saloon.
He had only just left the Countess Bonina, with whom he had danced the first half of the waltz, and, scanning his kingdom--that is to say, a few couples who had started dancing--he caught sight of Kitty, entering, and flew up to her with that peculiar, easy amble which is confined to directors of balls.
Joe shook his head; but there was something so cheery in the buoyant hopeful manner of this speech, that his spirits rose under its influence, and communicated as it would seem some new impulse even to the grey mare, who, breaking from her sober amble into a gentle trot, emulated the pace of Edward Chester's horse, and appeared to flatter herself that he was doing his very best.
asked his new acquaintance, stopping in his amble, one-sided, before the stall, and speaking in a pounding way, though with great good-humour.
Coun Ian Swithenbank, policy board member responsible for streetcare and environment at the county council, said: "It is great to see the plans coming together for this area in Amble.
Mr Henderson, a fisherman of 30 years, from Amble, said: "I've never seen anything like this before.
CHICAGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Burgeoning eco-resort development company Amble Resorts has acquired the 80-acre southern tip of the island known as Long Caye in Belize.