(Am*bi"tious) a. [L. ambitiosus: cf. F. ambitieux. See Ambition.]
1. Possessing, or controlled by, ambition; greatly or inordinately desirous of power, honor, office, superiority,
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,
And Brutus is an honorable man.
2. Strongly desirous; followed by of or the infinitive; as, ambitious to be or to do something.
I was not ambitious of seeing this ceremony.
Studious of song, and yet ambitious not to sing in vain.
3. Springing from, characterized by, or indicating, ambition; showy; aspiring; as, an ambitious style.
A giant statue . . .
Pushed by a wild and artless race,
From off wide, ambitious base.
(Am*bi"tious*ly), adv. In an ambitious manner.
(Am*bi"tious*ness) n. The quality of being ambitious; ambition; pretentiousness.
(||Am"bi*tus) n. [L. See Ambit, Ambition.]
1. The exterior edge or border of a thing, as the border of a leaf, or the outline of a bivalve shell.
2. (Rom. Antiq.) A canvassing for votes.
(Am"ble) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ambled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ambling ] [F. ambler to amble, fr. L.
ambulare to walk, in LL., to amble, perh. fr. amb-, ambi-, and a root meaning to go: cf. Gr. to go, E.
base. Cf. Ambulate.]
1. To go at the easy gait called an amble; applied to the horse or to its rider.
2. To move somewhat like an ambling horse; to go easily or without hard shocks.
The skipping king, he ambled up and down.
Sir, your wit ambles well; it goes easily.
1. A peculiar gait of a horse, in which both legs on the same side are moved at the same time, alternating
with the legs on the other side. "A fine easy amble." B. Jonson.
2. A movement like the amble of a horse.
(Am"bler) n. A horse or a person that ambles.
(Am"bling*ly), adv. With an ambling gait.
(Am*blot"ic) a. [Gr. fr. an abortion.] Tending to cause abortion.
(Am"bly*gon) n. [Gr. obtuse + angle: cf. F. amblygone.] (Geom.) An obtuse-angled figure,
esp. and obtuse-angled triangle. [Obs.]
(Am*blyg"o*nal) a. Obtuse- angled. [Obs.] Hutton.