ambulatory

Part of speech: adjective

Walking; shifting.

Part of speech: noun

A place for walking.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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.", Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson.