verb (used with object)
Origin of gait
Examples from the Web for gait
The research on gait may also be used to make robots move in a more natural way.
They are the ultimate Vatican insiders, able to identify cardinals by their gait alone.
Bicycles don't break their legs, they don't need to be fed, and on a modern road, their gait is a lot smoother.Where are the Bicycles in Post-Apocalyptic Fiction?|Megan McArdle|January 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Strike—any—gait—that—suits—you,—Mister;—I guess—I—will—be —able—to—keep—up—with—you.Andersonville, complete|John McElroy
But her eyes spoke in reality to the young man; who walked slowly behind her, admiring the poise of her gait.Eastern Shame Girl|Charles Georges Souli
As a consequence, some atrophy of the muscles of the leg occurred, and a halt became habitual in the gait.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
Why should we be elated that we can recognize a bluebird by his flight, and ashamed of knowing our neighbor's old bay by his gait?The Jonathan Papers|Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
Heavy of gait, stolid of mien, and of indomitable courage, the true Wessex man is a staunch friend and a very mild enemy.Thomas Hardy's Dorset|Robert Thurston Hopkins
British Dictionary definitions for gait
Word Origin for gait
Word Origin and History for gait
c.1300, gate "a going or walking, departure, journey," earlier "way, road, path" (c.1200), from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse gata "way, road, path"), cognate with Old High German gazza "street, German Gasse, Gothic gatwo. Meaning "manner of walking" is from mid-15c. Modern spelling developed before 1750, originally in Scottish. Related: Gaited.