ambulate

Definitions

  • An American ambulance at a poste de secours
    An American ambulance at a poste de secours
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ambulate walk about; not be bedridden or incapable of walking
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Don't even think about having sex while in a moving ambulance in Tremonton, Utah as it is very, very illegal. Of course, a stationary ambulance is another story.
    • v. i Ambulate To walk; to move about.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: No woman may have sex with a man while riding in an ambulance within the boundaries of Tremonton, Utah. If caught, the woman can be charged with a sexual misdemeanor and "her name is to be published in the local newspaper." The man isn't charged nor is his name revealed.
    • ambulate To walk or move about, or from place to place.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first President to ride in an automobile was William McKinley. After being shot, he was taken to the hospital in a 1901 Columbia electric ambulance.
    • v.t., v.i Ambulate (rare) to walk
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Idioms

Ambulance chaser - A lawyer who encourages people who have been in accidents or become ill to sue for compensation is an ambulance chaser.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ambulare, to walk. See Amble

Usage

In literature:

Inspected also the West Riding Field Company of Royal Engineers under Major Bayley, and the West Lancashire Field Ambulance.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
The ambulance will be full of poor fellows who will want them more than I shall.
"The Young Franc Tireurs" by G. A. Henty
A driver was killed, a mule mangled so that it must be shot, and an ambulance split into kindling wood.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
I recall distinctly the sad, solemn feeling produced by seeing the ambulances brought up to the front; it was entirely too suggestive.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
Over the bridge, like enormous over-burdened ants, the American girls could see other ambulance wagons moving slowly on.
"The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army" by Margaret Vandercook
The ambulance moved off.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
The return trip from the front to Issakagorka was made on the ambulance train.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
An hour after, the rain descending in torrents, the first ambulance train arrived.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
Somebody thoughtfully rang for an ambulance.
"Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York" by Lemuel Ely Quigg
But the solemn ambulances still followed after, and the red flag of the hospitals flaunted bloodily in the blue midnight.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
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In poetry:

Is there a De Sauty ambulant on Tellus,
Bifid-cleft like mortals, dormient in nightcap,
Having sight, smell, hearing, food-receiving feature
Three times daily patent?
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
What a feat sailing queerly like Icarus
until the tempest undid me and I broke.
The ambulance drivers made such a fuss.
But when I cried, "Wait for my courage!" they smoked
"The Break" by Anne Sexton
In the late night listening from bed
I have joined the ambulance or the patrol
screaming toward some drama, the kind of end
that Berky must have some day, if she isn't dead.
"Thinking For Berky" by William Stafford
'Tis evening: and Archie, alone on the grass,
Sits watching the fire-flies gleam as they pass,
When sudden he rushes, too eager to wait,--
"Mamma! there's an ambulance stops at the gate!"
"Beechenbrook - II" by Margaret Junkin Preston
Or a milkman who serves the wealthy,
eggs, cream, butter, yogurt, milk,
the white truck like an ambulance
who goes into real estate
and makes a pile.
From homogenized to martinis at lunch.
"Cinderella" by Anne Sexton
Was it last month or last year
that the ambulance ran like a hearse
with its siren blowing on suicide—
Dinn, dinn, dinn!—
a noon whistle that kept insisting on life
all the way through the traffic lights?
"Flee On Your Donkey" by Anne Sexton

In news:

An ambulance leaving the scene of an accident.
Merriam Woods to get ambulance station.
Air Ambulances in the United Kingdom .
A 77-year-old man told police he stole an ambulance from MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn because he had just left the hospital and "needed to get home .".
Illinois Man, 77, Says He Took Ambulance to Get Home .
Several new drugs can now be administered on-the-spot by the Howard Lake Ambulance Crew, as the result of a variance granted by the state, said Dennis Bobrowske of the Howard Lake Fire Department.
Ambulance volunteers need help to help you.
The victim was taken by ambulance to St John Medical Center, Espy said.
44, West Townsend Road, mutual aid ambulance.
Ambulances Vary Widely in Equipment.
A Tunisian employee of the US Embassy who had an injured leg was taken out on a stretcher to an ambulance.
Firefighters hide Rosalyn Willis as she is being decontaminated Tuesday before transport to Reading Hospital via ambulance.
Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says preliminary reports indicate Reynosa said he needed to vomit and a medic unbuckled one of the straps that held him to the ambulance 's gurney.
Langford says that's when Reynosa got free, opened the back door of the ambulance and jumped out into the street.
In about three weeks, residents living in the unincorporated parts of Franklin County surrounding the city of Pasco may not be able to get an ambulance to take them to the hospital in an emergency.
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In science:

Let us introduce the following ambulant terminology: Given a finitely generated free Zℓ–module T and a Lie subgroup L ⊆ GL(T ) as in the Lemma, we say that L acts tightly if the equality \g∈L (cid:0)T + V g ) = T + V L where V := T ⊗ Qℓ .
Detecting linear dependence on a simple abelian variety
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