to walk about or move from place to place.
Among the devices before touched upon, in the way of ambulation, was one which amused us excessively.
Los Gringos H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise
(intransitive) to wander about or move from one place to another
1540s, from Latin ambulationem (nominative ambulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of ambulare (see amble).
1620s, from Latin ambulatus, past participle of ambulare “to walk” (see amble). Related: Ambulated; ambulating.
to walk about or move from place to place. Historical Examples And the novelty of the ambulator bands on pedestrian levels was still strong for native New Yorkers. The Telenizer Don Thompson verb (intransitive) to wander about or move from one place to another v. 1620s, from Latin ambulatus, past participle of ambulare “to walk” […]
of, relating to, or capable of walking: an ambulatory exploration of the countryside. adapted for walking, as the limbs of many animals. moving about or from place to place; not stationary: an ambulatory tribe. Also, ambulant. Medicine/Medical. not confined to bed; able or strong enough to walk: an ambulatory patient. serving patients who are able […]
- Ambulatory care
noun care given at a hospital to non-resident patients, including minor surgery and outpatient treatment noun any non-emergency or outpatient medical care at a clinic, doctor’s office, or hospital Examples A general checkup is considered ambulatory care. Word Origin from ambulatory ‘able to walk’ Usage Note medicine
- Ambulatory surgery
ambulatory surgery ambulatory surgery n. Surgery performed on a person who is admitted to and discharged from a hospital on the same day.