[ 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.

Origin of ambulate

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

Related forms

am·bu·la·tion, nounam·bu·la·tor, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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


/ (ˈæmbjʊˌleɪt) /


(intr) to wander about or move from one place to another

Derived Forms

ambulation, noun

Word Origin for ambulate

C17: from Latin ambulāre to walk, amble
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