Definition of Shamble

1. Noun. Walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet. "From his shambling I assumed he was very old"

Exact synonyms: Shambling, Shuffle, Shuffling
Generic synonyms: Walk, Walking
Derivative terms: Shuffle, Shuffle



2. Verb. Walk by dragging one's feet. "The children shamble to the playground"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"
Exact synonyms: Scuffle, Shuffle
Generic synonyms: Walk
Specialized synonyms: Drag, Scuff
Derivative terms: Shambling, Shuffle, Shuffler, Shuffling

Definition of Shamble

1. n. One of a succession of niches or platforms, one above another, to hold ore which is thrown successively from platform to platform, and thus raised to a higher level.

2. v. i. To walk awkwardly and unsteadily, as if the knees were weak; to shuffle along.

Definition of Shamble

1. Verb. To walk while shuffling or dragging the feet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shamble

1. to walk awkwardly [v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES]

Medical Definition of Shamble

1. 1. One of a succession of niches or platforms, one above another, to hold ore which is thrown successively from platform to platform, and thus raised to a higher level. 2. A place where butcher's meat is sold. "As summer flies are in the shambles." (Shak) 3. A place for slaughtering animals for meat. "To make a shambles of the parliament house." (Shak) Origin: OE. Schamel a bench, stool, AS. Scamel, sceamol, a bench, form, stool, fr. L. Scamellum, dim. Of scamnum a bench, stool. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shamble

shamanisms
shamanist
shamanistic
shamanistically
shamanists
shamanize
shamanlike
shamans
shamas
shamata
shamateur
shamateurism
shamateurs
shamba
shambas
shamble (current term)
shambled
shambler
shamblers
shambles
shamblier
shambling
shamblingly
shamblings
shambly
shambolic
shambolically
shame
shame, shame
shame on you

Literary usage of Shamble

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"They read the name on the prow, and Sir Lancelot exclaimed, " She has a lovely face, and may God have mercy on the lady of Shalott ! " shamble* means ..."

2. Parts of the body in older Germanic and Scandinavian by Torild Washington Arnoldson (1916)
"WRENCH, WIND, TWIST, TURN: MOVE OBLIQUELY, SAUNTER ABOUT; shamble, WALK AWKWARDLY; STAGGER, REEL; CAPER ABOUT, ..."

3. The London Medical Gazette (1842)
"It was afterwards discovered thnt on each of those days she had swallowed blood which had been secretly conveyed to her from the neighbouring shamble«. ..."

4. The Ohio Educational Monthly: A Journal of School and Home Education by Ohio State Teachers Association (1861)
"'THE SCHOOL HOUSE AND THE shamble. •j BY CHAS W. PALMER, AM* [The following are the opening and closing portions of an Address delivered at the Dedication ..."

5. The Semantic Development of Words for "walk, Run" in the Germanic Languges by Roscoe Myrl Ihrig (1916)
"SCRAPE, RUB, SHOVE ALONG, SLIDE OVER: SHUFFLE, shamble 40.01. Dan. dial. fiesse sokke, trippe, ... shamble."

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