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]
Walk or move at a slow, relaxed pace: they ambled along the riverbank
More example sentences
  • The game is being played at walking pace at the moment and if the Italian players were ambling around any slower they'd be stationary.
  • His mom, sister, and brother ambled about, along with his dad, walking with a cane and wearing a hearing aid.
  • It was Damien, ambling at an easy pace on the sidewalk.
Synonyms
stroll, saunter, wander, meander, ramble, dawdle, promenade, walk, go for a walk, take a walk, roam, traipse, stretch one's legs, get some exercise, get some air, take the air; Scottish & Irishstravaig
informal mosey, tootle
British informal pootle, bimble, mooch, swan
North American informal putter
rare perambulate, peregrinate

noun

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A walk at a slow, relaxed pace, especially for pleasure: a peaceful riverside amble
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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.

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