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 CanterburyEngland, 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