to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter: He ambled around the town.
(of a horse) to go at a slow pace with the legs moving in lateral pairs and usually having a four-beat rhythm.
an ambling gait.
a slow, easy walk or gentle pace.
- ambler, noun
- am·bling·ly, adverb
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How to use amble in a sentence
When he walked, he would amble from one side of the street to the other.
The cheetahs amble slowly along the edge of the pool and out across the lawn.The Best Scenes From Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Counselor’ Screenplay | Thomas Flynn | October 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was smooth sailing at first—until walkers in SWAT-like uniforms amble onto the scene.‘The Walking Dead’: 8 Deadliest Kills of Season 3 (Video) | Melissa Leon | December 2, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are several varieties of amble peculiar to the Peruvian horse; the most approved is that called the paso llano.
In Peru a horse is valued less for beauty of form than for the perfection of his amble.
Horace is always on the amble, Juvenal on the gallop; but his way is perpetually on carpet-ground.Dryden's Works (13 of 18): Translations; Pastorals | John Dryden
Sally Blake and a bare kneed lad began to amble behind the foreigners, he taking his cue smartly and lolling out his tongue.Lazarre | Mary Hartwell Catherwood
It seemed to amble tranquilly through the forest and the night, neither alarmed nor considering itself alarming.Operation Terror | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for amble
to walk at a leisurely relaxed pace
(of a horse) to move slowly, lifting both legs on one side together
to ride a horse at an amble or leisurely pace
a leisurely motion in walking
a leisurely walk
the ambling gait of a horse
- ambler, noun
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