Definition of amble in English:

amble

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Pronunciation: /ˈamb(ə)l
 
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verb

[no object, with adverbial of direction]

noun

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  • A walk at a slow, relaxed pace, especially for pleasure: a peaceful riverside amble
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    • Staying nearby in the creeper-fronted Hotel Raphael, we crossed the square each time we set out on or returned from our long ambles around the city.
    • For instance, in the new building where my amble ended, walking among paintings which are themselves familiar, it's possible to feel a colder, rougher, emptier island which is unfamiliar.
    • The shots rang out just after 11 on a sultry summer's evening, just as the last of the regulars were drifting away from the pub for a slow amble home.

Derivatives

ambler

noun
More example sentences
  • There are trails in Upper Wensleydale for a wide range of fitness and experience levels from garden-gate amblers to serious hill walkers.
  • The streets of central Cairo, Luxor and Aswan are more secure for the ambler than those in the inner-city regions of many Western capitals.
  • The tower now stands out, loud and proud, flanked by two green open parks and the colourful wharf, with a riverside walk guiding amblers up to its refurbished doors.

Origin

Middle English (originally denoting a horse's gait): from Old French ambler, from Latin ambulare 'to walk'.

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