- moving from place to place; itinerant; shifting.
- Medicine/Medical. ambulatory(def 4).
Origin of ambulant
Related Words for ambulantperipatetic, nomadic, wandering, roving, itinerant, vagrant, gypsy, ambulatory, wayfaring, vagabond, floating, travelling, mobile, migrant, afoot, migratory, moving, unsettled, ranging
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Historical Examples of ambulant
Thus do the ambulant images of God cloak their shackles proudly, and divert the judicious with their boastful shouts.In Defense of Women
H. L. Mencken
At first it occurred to me that it might be an ambulant dog-kennel, to receive the hounds on their return.Arthur O'Leary
Charles James Lever
Once with the title stamped on his memory, the zealous Irishman might be trusted to become an ambulant advertizer.Diana of the Crossways, Complete
The encounter with these ambulant Highnesses had been fatal—Lansing now perceived it—to Mrs. Hicks's principles.The Glimpses of the Moon
Formerly people were content to paste them up; now they are ambulant.Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829.
- moving about from place to place
- med another word for ambulatory (def. 3)
1610s, from Latin ambulantem (nominative ambulans), present participle of ambulare (see amble). Of diseases, denoting cases in which the patient may be up and around, by 1913.
- Moving or walking about.