[ am-bler ]
/ ˈæm blər /
Eric,1909–1998, English suspense novelist.
Definition for ambler's (2 of 2)
[ am-buhl ]
/ ˈæm bəl /
verb (used without object), am·bled, am·bling.
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.
Origin of amble
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French ambler < Latin ambulāre to walk, equivalent to amb- ambi- + -ulāre to step (*-el- + stem vowel -ā-; cognate with Welsh el- may go, Greek elaúnein to set in motion)
OTHER WORDS FROM ambleam·bler, nounam·bling·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for ambler's (1 of 2)
/ (ˈæmbəl) /
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
Derived forms of ambleambler, noun
Word Origin for amble
C14: from Old French ambler, from Latin ambulāre to walk
British Dictionary definitions for ambler's (2 of 2)
/ (ˈæmblə) /
Eric. 1909–1998, English novelist. His thrillers include The Mask of Dimitrios (1939), Journey into Fear (1940), A Kind of Anger (1964), and Doctor Frigo (1974)
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