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Gait definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GAIT, n. [This word is probably connected with go or gad.]
1. A going; a walk; a march; a way.
2. Manner of walking or stepping. Every man has his peculiar gait.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the rate of moving (especially walking or running) [syn: pace, gait]
2: a horse's manner of moving
3: a person's manner of walking

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English gait, gate gate, way Date: 1509 1. a manner of walking or moving on foot 2. a sequence of foot movements (as a walk, trot, pace, or canter) by which a horse or a dog moves forward 3. a manner or rate of movement or progress <the leisurely gait of summer> II. verb Date: circa 1900 transitive verb 1. to train (a horse or a dog) to use a particular gait or set of gaits 2. to lead (a show dog) before a judge to display carriage and movement intransitive verb to walk with a particular gait

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a manner of walking; one's bearing or carriage as one walks. 2 the manner of forward motion of a runner, horse, vehicle, etc. Phrases and idioms: go one's (or one's own) gait pursue one's own course. Etymology: var. of GATE(2)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gait Gait, n. [See Gate a way.] 1. A going; a walk; a march; a way. Good gentleman, go your gait, and let poor folks pass. --Shak. 2. Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving. 'T is Cinna; I do know him by his gait. --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(gaits) A particular kind of gait is a particular way of walking. (WRITTEN) His movements were clumsy, and his gait peculiarly awkward. N-COUNT: usu sing, usu with supp

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Carriage, walk, manner of walking. 2. Walk, march, way.

Moby Thesaurus

amble, bat, career, celerity, clip, drag, droop, flounce, gallop, hitch, hobble, jog, lick, limp, lock step, lurch, mince, mincing steps, pace, paddle, piaffer, prance, progress, quickness, rack, rapidity, rate, roll, saunter, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, single-foot, slink, slither, slouch, slowness, stagger, stalk, step, stride, stroll, strolling gait, strut, swagger, swiftness, swing, toddle, totter, travel, tread, trot, velocity, waddle, walk



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