- To go at the easy gait called an amble; -- applied to the horse or to its rider.
- To move somewhat like an ambling horse; to go easily or without hard shocks."The skipping king, he ambled up and down." [Shak.]"Sir, your wit ambles well; it goes easily." [Shak.]
Etymology: F. ambler to amble, fr. L. ambulare to walk, in LL., to amble, perh. fr. amb- ambi-, and a root meaning to go: cf. Gr. � to go, E. base. Cf. Ambulate