What does gambol mean?

Definitions for gambolˈgæm bəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gambol.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark about(verb)

    play boisterously

    "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"


  1. gambol(Noun)

    An instance of running or skipping about playfully.

  2. gambol(Verb)

    To move about playfully; to frolic.

  3. gambol(Verb)

    to do a forward roll

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gambol(noun)

    a skipping or leaping about in frolic; a hop; a sportive prank

  2. Gambol(verb)

    to dance and skip about in sport; to frisk; to skip; to play in frolic, like boys or lambs

  3. 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

  1. Gambol

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gambol in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gambol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Publilius Syrus:

    Hares can gambol over the body of a dead lion.

  2. Walter Scott:

    Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale; 'twas Christmas told the merriest tale; a Christmas gambol oft could cheer the poor man's heart through half the year.

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