What does the word ambulatory mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Walking; shifting.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A place for walking.

Usage examples for ambulatory

  1. Although the chapel could be done easily, the ambulatory would be of no use, as it would lead probably from the kitchen offices. – A Mere Accident by George Moore
  2. The interior plan is conventional and simple enough, consisting of the usual three naves, with an easterly apse, surrounded by an ambulatory and flanking chapel. – The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine by Francis Miltoun
  3. A man of most gentlemanly, ingenious ways; turn of thought always loyal and manly, though tending to be rather winged than solidly ambulatory. – The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II. by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson