verb (used without object), am·bled, am·bling.
- ambivalent sexism,
- ambler, eric,
Origin of amble
Examples from the Web for amble
The poor ruffler was fallen into meditation, and noted not that his nag did no more than amble.The Tavern Knight|Rafael Sabatini
By and by he dropped from a canter into a rock; from a rock to an amble; then into a walk, and finally to a slow painful limp.Campaigns of a Non-Combatant,|George Alfred Townsend
Pray, how long does it take a pony to amble over three miles in a pitch-dark night?A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed.|William Chauncey Bartlett
We saw above that in order to represent the amble the marchers had to move the legs of the same side simultaneously.Artistic Anatomy of Animals|douard Cuyer
The boy dropped his sickle and began to amble up the hill as fast as his bow-legs would permit.In Apple-Blossom Time|Clara Louise Burnham
Word Origin for amble
early 14c., from Old French ambler "walk as a horse does," from Latin ambulare "to walk, to go about, take a walk," perhaps a compound of ambi- "around" (see ambi-) and -ulare, from PIE root *el- "to go" (cf. Greek ale "wandering," alaomai "wander about;" Latvian aluot "go around or astray"). Until 1590s used only of horses or persons on horseback. Related: Ambled; ambling. As a noun, from late 14c.