play, frolic, romp, gambol, caper(verb)
gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
"it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about(verb)
"The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
An instance of running or skipping about playfully.
To move about playfully; to frolic.
to do a forward roll
a skipping or leaping about in frolic; a hop; a sportive prank
to dance and skip about in sport; to frisk; to skip; to play in frolic, like boys or lambs
Origin: [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. chamber: cf.F. gambiller to kick about. Cf. Jamb, n., Gammon ham, Gambadoes.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gam′bol, v.i. to leap, skip: to frisk in sport:—pr.p. gam&primprime;bolling; pa.p. gam′bolled.—n. a skipping: playfulness. [Formerly gambold—O. Fr. gambade—It. gambata, a kick—Low L. gamba, leg.]
The numerical value of gambol in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of gambol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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