verb (used without object), am·bled, am·bling.
- ambivalent sexism,
- ambler, eric,
Origin of amble
Examples from the Web for ambled
He ambled into the main auditorium, telling me he was exhausted, while Newt Gingrich wrapped up a snooze of a speech.
Driscoll nodded, and off the old Mexican ambled with the flask.The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
He looked at Raiden, as he ambled along by his side; then suddenly threw himself into his arms.The Usurper|Judith Gautier
Here also the streets followed no definite plan, but ambled hither and thither along the uneven summit.Old Quebec|Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
He ambled, rather than walked, and his lean, lanky legs would have made him a fortune on the stage.The Bad Man|Charles Hanson Towne
He glanced at it, and saying "Ah, a letter from Emilius," opened and read it as we ambled along the soft forest track.A Secret Inheritance (Volume 1 of 3)|B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
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.