Meaning of AMBULATORY in English


I. ˈam-byə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē adjective

Date: 1598

1. : of, relating to, or adapted to walking ; also : occurring during a walk

2. : moving from place to place : itinerant

3. : capable of being altered

a will is ambulatory until the testator's death


a. : able to walk about and not bedridden

ambulatory patients

b. : performed on or involving an ambulatory patient or an outpatient

ambulatory medical care

an ambulatory electrocardiogram

• am·bu·la·to·ri·ly ˌam-byə-lə-ˈtȯr-ə-lē adverb

II. noun

( plural -ries )

Date: circa 1616

: a sheltered place (as in a cloister or church) for walking

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.