ambulate
intransitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin ambulatus, past participle of ambulare Date: circa 1623 to move from place to place ; walkambulation noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ambulate — Am bu*late, v. i. [L. ambulare to walk. See {Amble}.] To walk; to move about. [R.] Southey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ambulate — (v.) 1620s, from L. ambulatus, pp. of ambulare to walk (see AMBLE (Cf. amble)). Related: Ambulated; ambulating …   Etymology dictionary

  • ambulate — [am′byo͞o lāt΄, am′byəlāt΄] vi. ambulated, ambulating [< L ambulatus, pp. of ambulare: see AMBLE] to move about; walk ambulation n …   English World dictionary

  • ambulate — am·bu·late .lāt vi, lat·ed; lat·ing to move from place to place <the patient was allowed to ambulate in her room> am·bu·la·tion .am byə lā shən n …   Medical dictionary

  • ambulate — verb walk about; not be bedridden or incapable of walking • Derivationally related forms: ↑ambulatory, ↑ambulant, ↑amble, ↑ambulation • Hypernyms: ↑walk • Verb Frames: Someb …   Useful english dictionary

  • ambulate — v.i. [L. ambulare, to walk] To walk or move about …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ambulate — ambulation, n. ambulator, n. /am byeuh layt /, v.i., ambulated, ambulating. to walk about or move from place to place. [1615 25; < L ambulatus (ptp. of ambulare to walk), equiv. to ambul (see AMBLE) + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ambulate — verb To walk; to relocate ones self under the power of ones own legs. Peter slowly ambulated to the bathroom, favoring his strained knee. See Also: ambi , amble, ambulance, ambulant, ambulator, am …   Wiktionary

  • ambulate — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. move about, walk, get about, step, *hoof, range, amble. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To go on foot: foot, pace, step, tread, walk. Slang: hoof. Idiom: foot it. See MOVE …   English dictionary for students

  • ambulate — v. walk, stroll, move about …   English contemporary dictionary

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