Eric, 1909–1998, English suspense novelist.
to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter:
He ambled around the town.
(of a horse) to go at a slow pace with the legs moving in lateral pairs and usually having a four-beat rhythm.
an ambling gait.
a slow, easy walk or gentle pace.
to walk at a leisurely relaxed pace
(of a horse) to move slowly, lifting both legs on one side together
to ride a horse at an amble or leisurely pace
a leisurely motion in walking
a leisurely walk
the ambling gait of a horse
Eric. 1909–1998, English novelist. His thrillers include The Mask of Dimitrios (1939), Journey into Fear (1940), A Kind of Anger (1964), and Doctor Frigo (1974)
early 14c., from Old French ambler “walk as a horse does,” from Latin ambulare “to walk, to go about, take a walk,” perhaps a compound of ambi- “around” (see ambi-) and -ulare, from PIE root *el- “to go” (cf. Greek ale “wandering,” alaomai “wander about;” Latvian aluot “go around or astray”). Until 1590s used only of horses or persons on horseback. Related: Ambled; ambling. As a noun, from late 14c.
late 14c., agent noun from amble (v.).
noun a town in NW England, in Cumbria: a tourist centre for the Lake District. Pop: 3064 (2001) Historical Examples Yesterday morning Mr. Greg called on his way to Paris, to express his regret that he did not see me at ambleside. George Eliot’s Life, Vol. I (of 3) George Eliot (crosses to table, turns […]
to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter: He ambled around the town. (of a horse) to go at a slow pace with the legs moving in lateral pairs and usually having a four-beat rhythm. an ambling gait. a slow, easy walk or gentle pace. a stroll. Contemporary Examples ambling behind him is a […]
ambly- ambly- pref. Dull; dim: amblyopia.
amblyaphia amblyaphia am·bly·a·phi·a (ām’blē-ā’fē-ə) n. Reduced sensitivity or dullness of the sense of touch.