Gait

  • 1Gait — Gait, n. [See {Gate} a way.] 1. A going; a walk; a march; a way. [1913 Webster] Good gentleman, go your gait, and let poor folks pass. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving. [1913 Webster] T is… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2gait — [gāt] n. [ME gate, a going, gait, orig., path < ON gata, path between hedges, street, akin to Ger gasse, lane] 1. manner of moving on foot; way of walking or running 2. any of the various foot movements of a horse, as a trot, pace, canter, or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3gait — [geıt] n [singular] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: gate way (13 21 centuries), from Old Norse gata road ] the way someone walks ▪ a slow shuffling gait …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4gait — [ geıt ] noun singular the way that someone walks: his distinctive rolling gait …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5gait — gait·ed; gait; …

    English syllables

  • 6gait|ed — «GAY tihd», adjective. trained when to use different gaits; having a certain gait: »a gaited horse, heavy gaited oxen …

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  • 7gait — index step Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8gait — (n.) c.1300, gate a going or walking, departure, journey, earlier way, road, path (c.1200), from a Scandinavian source (Cf. O.N. gata way, road, path ), cognate with O.H.G. gazza street, Ger. Gasse, Goth. gatwo. Meaning manner of walking is from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9gait — [n] way an animal or person moves, walks amble, bearing, canter, carriage, clip, gallop, get along, lick, march, motion, movement, pace, run, speed, step, stride, tread, trot, walk; concept 149 …

    New thesaurus

  • 10gait — ► NOUN 1) a person s manner of walking. 2) the paces of a horse or dog. ORIGIN Old Norse …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11Gait — A gait is a particular way or manner of moving on foot, e.g., *human gait *horse gait *dog gait.The word may also refer to one of the following. *GAIT (wireless), a standard to enable cross operation of wireless telephone technologies. * GAIT… …

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  • 12gait — n. 1) a steady; unsteady gait 2) at a certain gait (at a steady gait) * * * [geɪt] unsteady gait a steady at a certain gait (at a steady gait) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13gait — I. noun Etymology: Middle English gait, gate gate, way Date: 1509 1. a manner of walking or moving on foot 2. a sequence of foot movements (as a walk, trot, pace, or canter) by which a horse or a dog moves forward 3. a manner or rate of movement… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14gait — Harness horses are divided into two distinct groups, pacers or trotters, depending on their gait when racing. The gait is the manner in that a horse moves its legs when running. The pacer is a horse with a lateral gait, whereas a trotter or… …

    Equestrian sports dictionary

  • 15gait — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. step, pace, stride; trot, gallop, walk, dogtrot; shuffle, saunter. See motion, method. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Manner of moving on foot] Syn. walk, run, motion, step, tread, stride, pace, tramp, march …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16gait — [[t]ge͟ɪt[/t]] gaits N COUNT: usu sing, usu with supp A particular kind of gait is a particular way of walking. [WRITTEN] ...a tubby little man in his fifties, with sparse hair and a rolling gait... His movements were decidedly clumsy, and his… …

    English dictionary

  • 17gait — 1. noun ɡeɪt a) Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving. Carrying a heavy suitcase, he walked with a lopsided gait. b) One of the different ways in which a horse can move, either naturally or as a result of training. 2.… …

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  • 18gait — Manner of walking. antalgic g. a characteristic g. resulting from pain on weightbearing in which the stance phase of g. is shortened on the affected side. ataxic g. SYN: cerebellar g.. calcaneal g. a g. disturbance, characterized by walking on… …

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  • 19gait — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ rolling, shuffling ▪ unsteady ▪ awkward ▪ slow PREPOSITION ▪ …

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  • 20gait — /gayt/, n. 1. a manner of walking, stepping, or running. 2. any of the manners in which a horse moves, as a walk, trot, canter, gallop, or rack. v.t. 3. to teach a specified gait or gaits to (a horse). [1500 10; Scots, ME sp. var. of GATE1 in… …

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