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Meaning of AMBULATORY

Pronunciation:  'ambyulu`towree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  able to walk about; "the patient is ambulatory"
 

AMBULATORY is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: ambulant, mobile
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Am"bu*la*to*ry\, a. [L. ambulatorius.]
    1. Of or pertaining to walking; having the faculty of
       walking; formed or fitted for walking; as, an ambulatory
       animal.
    
    2. Accustomed to move from place to place; not stationary;
       movable; as, an ambulatory court, which exercises its
       jurisdiction in different places.
    
             The priesthood . . . before was very ambulatory, and
             dispersed into all families.          --Jer. Taylor.
    
    3. Pertaining to a walk. [R.]
    
             The princess of whom his majesty had an ambulatory
             view in his travels.                  --Sir H.
                                                   Wotton.
    
    4. (Law) Not yet fixed legally, or settled past alteration;
       alterable; as, the dispositions of a will are ambulatory
       until the death of the testator.
    
    
  2. \Am"bu*la*to*ry\, n.; pl. {Ambulatories}. [Cf. LL.
    ambulatorium.] (Arch.)
    A place to walk in, whether in the open air, as the gallery
    of a cloister, or within a building.
    
    
 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Able to walk.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An organism which is able to move from place to place, and is not stationary. Most often the term is used to describe organisms which can walk.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: access, aisle, alley, ambulant, ambulative, aperture, arcade, artery, avenue, channel, circuit-riding, cloister, colonnade, communication, conduit, connection, corridor, covered way, defile, exit, expeditionary, ferry, ford, gallery, globe-girdling, globe-trotting, going, inlet, interchange, intersection, itinerant, itinerary, journeying, junction, lane, locomotive, moving, mundivagant, nomadic, on tour, opening, outlet, overpass, pass, passage, passageway, passing, pedestrian, perambulating, perambulatory, peregrinative, peregrine, peripatetic, pilgrimlike, portico, progressing, railroad tunnel, roving, strolling, touring, touristic, touristy, traject, trajet, traveling, trekking, tunnel, underpass, vagabond, vagrant, walking, wayfaring
 

 

 

 

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