ambled; ambling; ambles

To amble is to take a leisurely, pleasurable walk. Care to amble down a pleasant country road instead of reading the rest of this word description? That would certainly be understandable.

Amble is both a noun meaning "a stroll" and a verb meaning "to walk in a slow, leisurely way." You might amble (or take an amble) over to the snack table and grab a brownie. Amble comes from the Latin ambulare, which means "to walk about," as in ambulatory. Weirdly enough, it was once only used for horses or those on horseback. We use it for people now, but it still retains some of its horse-like, country feel.

Definitions of amble
  1. verb
    walk leisurely
    synonyms: mosey
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    type of:
    use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
  2. noun
    a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
    synonyms: perambulation, promenade, saunter, stroll
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    meander, ramble
    an aimless amble on a winding course
    a public stroll by a celebrity to meet people informally
    type of:
    the act of walking somewhere
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