to walk about or move from place to place.
And the novelty of the ambulator bands on pedestrian levels was still strong for native New Yorkers.
The Telenizer Don Thompson
(intransitive) to wander about or move from one place to another
1620s, from Latin ambulatus, past participle of ambulare “to walk” (see amble). Related: Ambulated; ambulating.
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.
a specially equipped motor vehicle for transporting people who are convalescing or have mobility issues. Contemporary Examples He had worked as a cab and ambulette driver since setting foot in the country and was suddenly out of work. I’m an Illegal Immigrant at Harvard Anonymous November 26, 2010