See more synonyms on Thesaurus.comverb (used without object), am·bu·lat·ed, am·bu·lat·ing.
- to walk about or move from place to place.
Origin of ambulate
1615–25;Related formsam·bu·la·tion, nounam·bu·la·tor, noun
< Latin ambulātus
(past participle of ambulāre
to walk), equivalent to ambul-
) + -ātus -ate1
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Examples from the Web for ambulation
Among the devices before touched upon, in the way of ambulation, was one which amused us excessively.
British Dictionary definitions for ambulation
Derived Formsambulation, noun
- (intr) to wander about or move from one place to another
C17: from Latin ambulāre to walk, amble
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Word Origin and History for ambulation
1540s, from Latin ambulationem (nominative ambulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of ambulare (see amble).
1620s, from Latin ambulatus, past participle of ambulare "to walk" (see amble). Related: Ambulated; ambulating.
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