ambulate

[ am-byuh-leyt ]
/ ˈæm byəˌleɪt /

verb (used without object), am·bu·lat·ed, am·bu·lat·ing.

to walk about or move from place to place.

Nearby words

  1. ambulance,
  2. ambulance chaser,
  3. ambulance stocks,
  4. ambulant,
  5. ambulante,
  6. ambulatory,
  7. ambulatory care,
  8. ambulatory surgery,
  9. ambulette,
  10. ambuscade

Origin of ambulate

1615–25; < Latin ambulātus (past participle of ambulāre to walk), equivalent to ambul- (see amble) + -ātus -ate1

Related formsam·bu·la·tion, nounam·bu·la·tor, noun

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Examples from the Web for ambulation

  • Among the devices before touched upon, in the way of ambulation, was one which amused us excessively.

    Los Gringos|H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise


British Dictionary definitions for ambulation

ambulate

/ (ˈæmbjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

(intr) to wander about or move from one place to another
Derived Formsambulation, noun

Word Origin for ambulate

C17: from Latin ambulāre to walk, amble

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