Gambol

  • 1 Gambol — Gam bol, n. [OE. gambolde, gambaulde, F. gambade, gambol, fr. It. gambata kick, fr. L. gamba leg, akin to F. jambe, OF. also, gambe, fr. L. gamba, hoof or perh. joint: cf. Gr. ? a binding, winding, W., Ir. & Gael. cam crooked; perhaps akin to E.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 gambol — n frolic, disport, play, sport, rollick, romp (see under PLAY vb) gambol vb frolic, disport, *play, sport, rollick, romp …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 gambol — [gam′bəl] n. [earlier gambolde < Fr gambade, a gambol: see GAMBADO] a jumping and skipping about in play; frolic vi. gamboled or gambolled, gamboling or gambolling to jump and skip about in play; frolic …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Gambol — Gam bol v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gamboled}, or {Gambolled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gamboling} or {Gambolling}.] To dance and skip about in sport; to frisk; to skip; to play in frolic, like boys or lambs. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 gambol — meaning ‘to skip or frolic playfully’, has inflected forms gambolled, gambolling. In AmE the forms gamboled, gamboling are also used …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 gambol — [v] tumble playfully bound, caper, carry on, cavort, cut, cut a caper*, cut loose*, fool around*, frisk, frolic, hop, horse around*, jump, kibitz around*, kick up one’s heels*, lark, leap, play, prance, revel, roister, rollick, romp, skip, sport …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 gambol — ► VERB (gambolled, gambolling; US gamboled, gamboling) ▪ run or jump about playfully. ► NOUN ▪ an act of gambolling. ORIGIN Italian gambata trip up …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 gambol — {{11}}gambol (n.) frolic, merrymaking, 1590s, originally gambolde a leap or spring (c.1500), from M.Fr. gambade (15c.), from L.L. gamba horse s hock or leg, from Gk. kampe a bending (on notion of a joint ), from PIE *kamp to bend (see CAMPUS (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 gambol — UK [ˈɡæmb(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms gambol : present tense I/you/we/they gambol he/she/it gambols present participle gambolling past tense gambolled past participle gambolled mainly literary to run, jump, and play like a young… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 gambol — I. intransitive verb ( boled or bolled; boling or gambolling) Date: 1508 to skip about in play ; frisk, frolic II. noun Etymology: modification of Middle French gambade spring of a horse, gambol, probably from Old Occitan camb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 gambol — verb Gambol is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑lamb …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 gambol — gam|bol [ˈgæmbəl] v past tense and past participle gambolled present participle gambolling BrE past tense and past participle gamboled present participle gamboling AmE [i]literary [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: gambade …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 gambol — [[t]gæ̱mb(ə)l[/t]] gambols, gambolling, gambolled VERB If animals or people gambol, they run or jump about in a playful way. [V prep/adv] They gamboled down the passageway. [V prep/adv] ...the sight of newborn lambs gambolling in the fields. Syn …

    English dictionary

  • 14 gambol — verb (intransitive always + adv/prep) to jump or run around in a lively active way: lambs gambolling in a field gambol noun (C) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 gambol — /gam beuhl/, v., gamboled, gamboling or (esp. Brit.) gambolled, gambolling, n. v.i. 1. to skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolic. n. 2. a skipping or frisking about; frolic. [1495 1505; earlier gambold, gambald, gamba(u)de < MF gambade; see …

    Universalium

  • 16 gambol — 1. verb /ˈɡæm.bəl/ a) To move about playfully; to frolic. The lawn spread freely onward, as of old, over which, in sweet company, he had once gambolled. b) to do a forward roll […] she remains near him to suckle him and teach him to choose the… …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 gambol — Synonyms and related words: antic, beam, bob, bounce, bound, caper, capriole, caracole, carol, carry on, cavort, chirp, chirrup, clap hands, curvet, cut a dido, cut capers, cut up, dance, delight, dido, disport, exult, falcade, flounce, fool… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 Gambol — Glædeshop …

    Danske encyklopædi

  • 19 gambol — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. & n. leap, cavort, frolic, romp, play. See amusement. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. frolic, caper, romp; see play 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. frolic, frisk, caper, romp, cavort, bounce, prance,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 gambol — gam|bol [ gæmbl ] verb intransitive MAINLY LITERARY to run, jump, and play like a young child or animal …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English