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Definitions of ambulatory

  1. A place to walk in, whether in the open air, as the gallery of a cloister, or within a building. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Any part of a building intended for walking in, as the aisles of a church. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. A place for walking. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. A space, generally within a religious building, for walking in. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Of or pertaining to walking; having the faculty of walking; formed or fitted for walking; as, an ambulatory animal. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Pertaining to a walk. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Not yet fixed legally, or settled past alteration; alterable; as, the dispositions of a will are ambulatory until the death of the testator. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Having the power or faculty of walking: moving from place to place, not stationary. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. That has the power of walking; moving from place to place; formed for walking; applied to the feet of birds with three toes before and one behind. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. That has the power of walking. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for ambulatory

  1. A double ambulatory surrounds the seven- chapeled choir, which is further enclosed by a magnificent sculptured stone screen begun in the sixteenth century by Texier, who designed the marvellous north spire. – The Cathedrals of Northern France by Francis Miltoun
  2. He advanced thus upon his ambulatory throne through the long and splendid galleries, listening to this delicious murmur of a new flattery; but insensible to the hum of voices which deified his genius, he would have given all their praises for one word, one single gesture of that immovable and inflexible public, even had that word been a cry of hatred; for clamor can be stifled, but how avenge one's self on silence? – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
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