Am"ble (#), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ambled (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Ambling (#).] [F. ambler to amble, fr. L. ambulare to walk, in LL., to amble, perh. fr. amb-, ambi-, and a root meaning to go: cf. Gr. to go, E. base. Cf. Ambulate.]

1.

To go at the easy gait called an amble; -- applied to the horse or to its rider.

2.

To move somewhat like an ambling horse; to go easily or without hard shocks.

The skipping king, he ambled up and down. Shak.

Sir, your wit ambles well; it goes easily. Shak.

 

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Am"ble, n.

1.

A peculiar gait of a horse, in which both legs on the same side are moved at the same time, alternating with the legs on the other side.

"A fine easy amble."

B. Jonson.

2.

A movement like the amble of a horse.

 

© Webster 1913.

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