- vi. （马）缓行；从容漫步
- n. （马的）缓行步态；漫步
- n. (Amble)人名；(瑞典、挪)安布勒
2. 【记】音：安步，安步当车, 安详地缓缓步行；接近漫步，散步的发音；
- amble:  The ultimate source of amble (and of perambulator , and thus of its abbreviation pram ) is the Latin verb ambulāre ‘walk’. This was a compound verb, formed from the prefix ambi- (as in AMBIDEXTROUS) and the base *el- ‘go’, which also lies behind exile and alacrity  (from Latin alacer ‘lively, eager’, a compound of the base *el- and ācer ‘sharp’ – source of English acid).
Latin ambulāre developed into Provençal amblar, which eventually reached English via Old French ambler. At first the English word was used for referring to a particular (leisurely) gait of a horse, and it was not until the end of the 16th century that it began to be used of people.
=> acid, alacrity, exile, perambulator
- amble (v.)
- 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" (cognates: 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.
- 1. The horse is walking at an amble.
- 这匹马正在溜蹄行走. vi漫步;缓驰;从容进行
- 2. He was coming along at an amble.
- 3. Let's go for an amble.
- 我们去散步 吧.
- 4. Every evening, they amble along the bank.
- 每天晚上, 他们都沿着江边悠闲地散步.
- 5. Leakey is an infant , but old enough to amble through the canopy on his own.
- 利基虽然是一个幼龄猩猩, 但它也能在属于它自己的丛林上漫步.
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