gambol


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gam·bol

 (găm′bəl)
intr.v. gam·boled, gam·bol·ing, gam·bols or gam·bolled or gam·bol·ling
To leap about playfully; frolic.
n.
A playful skipping or frolicking about.

[Alteration of French gambade, horse's jump, from Old French, perhaps from Old Italian gambata, from gamba, leg, from Late Latin, hoof, from Greek kampē, bend (as in a limb).]

gambol

(ˈɡæmbəl)
vb, -bols, -bolling or -bolled, -bols, -boling or -boled
(intr) to skip or jump about in a playful manner; frolic
n
a playful antic; frolic
[C16: from French gambade; see gambado2, jamb]

gam•bol

(ˈgæm bəl)

v. -boled, -bol•ing (esp. Brit.) -bolled, -bol•ling, v.i.
1. to skip about; frolic.
n.
2. a skipping or frisking about; frolic.
[1495–1505; < Middle French gambade]

gambol


Past participle: gambolled
Gerund: gambolling

Imperative
gambol
gambol
Present
I gambol
you gambol
he/she/it gambols
we gambol
you gambol
they gambol
Preterite
I gambolled
you gambolled
he/she/it gambolled
we gambolled
you gambolled
they gambolled
Present Continuous
I am gambolling
you are gambolling
he/she/it is gambolling
we are gambolling
you are gambolling
they are gambolling
Present Perfect
I have gambolled
you have gambolled
he/she/it has gambolled
we have gambolled
you have gambolled
they have gambolled
Past Continuous
I was gambolling
you were gambolling
he/she/it was gambolling
we were gambolling
you were gambolling
they were gambolling
Past Perfect
I had gambolled
you had gambolled
he/she/it had gambolled
we had gambolled
you had gambolled
they had gambolled
Future
I will gambol
you will gambol
he/she/it will gambol
we will gambol
you will gambol
they will gambol
Future Perfect
I will have gambolled
you will have gambolled
he/she/it will have gambolled
we will have gambolled
you will have gambolled
they will have gambolled
Future Continuous
I will be gambolling
you will be gambolling
he/she/it will be gambolling
we will be gambolling
you will be gambolling
they will be gambolling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gambolling
you have been gambolling
he/she/it has been gambolling
we have been gambolling
you have been gambolling
they have been gambolling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gambolling
you will have been gambolling
he/she/it will have been gambolling
we will have been gambolling
you will have been gambolling
they will have been gambolling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gambolling
you had been gambolling
he/she/it had been gambolling
we had been gambolling
you had been gambolling
they had been gambolling
Conditional
I would gambol
you would gambol
he/she/it would gambol
we would gambol
you would gambol
they would gambol
Past Conditional
I would have gambolled
you would have gambolled
he/she/it would have gambolled
we would have gambolled
you would have gambolled
they would have gambolled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gambol - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusementgambol - 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"
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
coquetry, flirtation, flirting, toying, dalliance, flirt - playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
foolery, tomfoolery, lunacy, craziness, folly, indulgence - foolish or senseless behavior
game - frivolous or trifling behavior; "for actors, memorizing lines is no game"; "for him, life is all fun and games"
horseplay - rowdy or boisterous play
teasing - playful vexation; "the parody was just a form of teasing"
word play - playing on words or speech sounds
Verb1.gambol - play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
play - be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"

gambol

verb
1. frolic, jump, hop, skip, romp, lark, caper, prance, cavort, frisk children gambolling in the fields

gambol

verb
To leap and skip about playfully:
Translations
يَثِبُ، يَقْفِزُ مَرَحا
dovádětposkakovat
boltre sigtumle
hoppa og skoppa og leika sér
draiskotieslēkāt
sıçrayıp oynamak

gambol

[ˈgæmbəl] VI [lamb, child] → brincar, retozar

gambol

[ˈgæmbəl] vigambader

gambol

nTollen nt, → Tollerei f; (of lambs)Herumspringen nt; to have a gambolherumtollen; → herumspringen

gambol

[ˈgæmbl] visaltellare

gambol

(ˈgӕmbl) past tense, past participle ˈgambolled , (American) ˈgamboled verb
(usually only of lambs) to jump around playfully.
References in classic literature ?
I had but to make the sign of the cross, sprinkle some holy water upon them, and call them by their sweet secret names, and the whole rout had been off to the woods, with mad gambol and song, before the eyes of the astonished farmer.
I'm getting stout, as you may see: It is but seldom I am well: I cannot feel my ancient glee In listening to the dinner-bell: But you, you gambol like a boy, Your figure is so spare and light: The dinner-bell's a note of joy To such a healthy appetite
But so have I seen little Miriam and Martha, laughing-eyed elves, heedlessly gambol around their old sire; sporting with the circle of singed locks which grew on the marge of that burnt-out crater of his brain.
Then he ran back to the shed pulling the playful young horse, who wanted to gambol all over the yard, by the rein.
The little kitten, feasting her eyes on him, seemed ready at any moment to start her gambols again and display her kittenish nature.
It would be difficult," he writes, "to imagine the frantic gambols that are daily played off here; sometimes dressing in red coats, and otherwise very fantastically, and collecting a number of ignorant natives around them, telling them that they are the great eris of the Northwest, and making arrangements for sending three or four vessels yearly to them from the coast with spars,
One day, in company with Kory-Kory, I had repaired to the stream for the purpose of bathing, when I observed a woman sitting upon a rock in the midst of the current, and watching with the liveliest interest the gambols of something, which at first I took to be an uncommonly large species of frog that was sporting in the water near her.
He appears to me less human than simian, and whenever I hear him talk I seem to myself to have paused in the street to listen to the shrill clatter of a hand-organ, to which the gambols of a hairy homunculus form an accompaniment.
Crocodiles were seen basking in the broad blaze of the sun or plunging beneath the waters with the agility of lizards, and in their gambols they sported about among the many green islands that intercept the current of the stream.
said Fitzurse, somewhat angrily; ``is this a time for Christmas gambols and quaint maskings, when the fate of our master, Prince John, is on the very verge of decision?
Departure from Fort Osage Modes of transportation Pack- horses Wagons Walker and Cerre; their characters Buoyant feelings on launching upon the prairies Wild equipments of the trappers Their gambols and antics Difference of character between the American and French trappers Agency of the Kansas General Clarke White Plume, the Kansas chief Night scene in a trader's camp Colloquy between White Plume and the captain Bee- hunters Their expeditions Their feuds with the Indians Bargaining talent of White Plume
Nothing but chowder would have lured them from their gambols in the briny deep; that time-honoured dish demanded the concentrated action of several mighty minds; so the "Water Babies" came ashore and fell to cooking.