canter


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can·ter

 (kăn′tər)
n.
1. A smooth three-beat gait of a horse that is slower than a gallop but faster than a trot, in which the feet touch the ground in the three-beat sequence of near hind foot, off hind foot and near front foot, off front foot.
2. A ride on a horse moving with this gait.
v. can·tered, can·ter·ing, can·ters
v.intr.
To go or move at a canter.
v.tr.
To cause (a horse) to go at a canter.

[Ultimately from phrases such as Canterbury gallop, after Canterbury, England, toward which pilgrims rode at an easy pace.]

canter

(ˈkæntə)
n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) an easy three-beat gait of horses, etc, between a trot and a gallop in speed
2. at a canter easily; without effort: he won at a canter.
vb
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to move or cause to move at a canter
[C18: short for Canterbury trot, the supposed pace at which pilgrims rode to Canterbury]

can•ter

(ˈkæn tər)

n.
1. an easy gallop.
v.i.
2. to move or ride at a canter.
v.t.
3. to cause to move at a canter.
[1745–55; short for Canterbury to ride at a pace like that of Canterbury pilgrims]

canter


Past participle: cantered
Gerund: cantering

Imperative
canter
canter
Present
I canter
you canter
he/she/it canters
we canter
you canter
they canter
Preterite
I cantered
you cantered
he/she/it cantered
we cantered
you cantered
they cantered
Present Continuous
I am cantering
you are cantering
he/she/it is cantering
we are cantering
you are cantering
they are cantering
Present Perfect
I have cantered
you have cantered
he/she/it has cantered
we have cantered
you have cantered
they have cantered
Past Continuous
I was cantering
you were cantering
he/she/it was cantering
we were cantering
you were cantering
they were cantering
Past Perfect
I had cantered
you had cantered
he/she/it had cantered
we had cantered
you had cantered
they had cantered
Future
I will canter
you will canter
he/she/it will canter
we will canter
you will canter
they will canter
Future Perfect
I will have cantered
you will have cantered
he/she/it will have cantered
we will have cantered
you will have cantered
they will have cantered
Future Continuous
I will be cantering
you will be cantering
he/she/it will be cantering
we will be cantering
you will be cantering
they will be cantering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cantering
you have been cantering
he/she/it has been cantering
we have been cantering
you have been cantering
they have been cantering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cantering
you will have been cantering
he/she/it will have been cantering
we will have been cantering
you will have been cantering
they will have been cantering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cantering
you had been cantering
he/she/it had been cantering
we had been cantering
you had been cantering
they had been cantering
Conditional
I would canter
you would canter
he/she/it would canter
we would canter
you would canter
they would canter
Past Conditional
I would have cantered
you would have cantered
he/she/it would have cantered
we would have cantered
you would have cantered
they would have cantered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canter - a smooth three-beat gaitcanter - a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
gait - a horse's manner of moving
Verb1.canter - ride at a canter; "The men cantered away"
horseback riding, riding - travel by being carried on horseback
ride horseback - ride on horseback
2.canter - go at a canter, of horses
pace - go at a pace; "The horse paced"
3.canter - ride at a cantering pace; "He cantered the horse across the meadow"
horseback riding, riding - travel by being carried on horseback
equitation, horseback riding, riding - the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
ride, sit - sit and travel on the back of animal, usually while controlling its motions; "She never sat a horse!"; "Did you ever ride a camel?"; "The girl liked to drive the young mare"

canter

verb
1. jog, lope The competitors cantered into the arena.
noun
1. jog, lope, easy gait, dogtrot He set off at a canter.
Translations
خَبَبُ الحِصانيَخُبُّ الـحِصَانيَمْشي خَبَباا
cválatklusklusat
galoppere letløbe i kanterløbe i let galop
laukatalaukata lyhyttä laukkaalaukka
kaskati
könnyû vágta
valhoppvalhoppa
駆け足でいく
느린 구보로 달리다
bėgti risčiarisnojimas
jāt rikšiemrikšotviegli rikši
rida i kort galopp
วิ่งเหยาะ
eşkin gidişeşkin gitmekeşkin/tırıs gitmektırıs
chạy nước kiệu nhỏ

canter

[ˈkæntəʳ]
A. Nmedio galope m
to go for a canterir a dar un paseo a caballo
at a cantera medio galope
to win in or at a canter (Brit) (fig) → ganar fácilmente

canter

[ˈkæntər]
npetit galop m
vialler au petit galop
to break into a canter → se mettre au petit galop

canter

nHandgalopp m, → Kanter m; to go for a cantereinen Ausritt machen

canter

[ˈkæntəʳ]
1. npiccolo galoppo
counter canter → galoppo rovescio
2. viandare a piccolo galoppo

canter

(ˈkӕntə) noun
(of a horse) an easy gallop. He went off at a canter.
verb
to gallop easily. The horse cantered over the meadow.

canter

يَخُبُّ الـحِصَان cválat løbe i kanter kantern τριποδίζω cabalgar a medio galope, ir a medio galope laukata lyhyttä laukkaa aller au petit galop kaskati andare al piccolo galoppo 駆け足でいく 느린 구보로 달리다 in handgalop gaan galoppere cwałować andar a meio galope, cavalgar легкий галоп rida i kort galopp วิ่งเหยาะ eşkin gitmek chạy nước kiệu nhỏ 慢跑
References in classic literature ?
Sam, upon this, began to bestir himself in real earnest, and after a while appeared, bearing down gloriously towards the house, with Bill and Jerry in a full canter, and adroitly throwing himself off before they had any idea of stopping, he brought them up alongside of the horse-post like a tornado.
She would canter up to the door on her pony, followed by a mounted livery servant.
The pure heather-scented air, the bright sunshine, and the gentle canter of Minny, relieved his despondency after a while.
And she went off at a canter, Erskine following her with a misgiving that his visit was unfortunately timed.
As soon as I reached comparatively level ground I urged my mount into a canter and continued this, where the going permitted, until, close upon dusk, I discovered the point where other tracks joined those of Powell.
I cannot now repeat to you, sir, all the eloquent words and imploring language he made use of; it was more than piety, it was more than grief, and I, who am no canter, and hate the Jesuits, said then to myself,
And they set out at as hard a canter as their horses could maintain.
Suppose we have a canter, now we're at the bottom of the hill.
seemed quite sufficient by way of verbal direction: the lion at once broke into an easy canter, and we soon found ourselves in the depths of the forest.
The horseman delivered one last vicious cut with his whip and came on at a canter.
They gave one deep howl, and settled down to the long, lobbing canter that can at the last run down anything that runs.
put his horses into a canter and took us forward at such a rate, uphill though it was, that the wheels sent the road drift flying about our heads like spray from a water-mill.