gait

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gait a person's manner of walking
    • n gait a horse's manner of moving
    • n gait the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gait A going; a walk; a march; a way. "Good gentleman, go your gait , and let poor folks pass."
    • Gait Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving. "'T is Cinna; I do know him by his gait ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gait Same as gate, 1.
    • n gait Manner of walking or stepping; carriage of the body while walking: same as gate, 3.
    • n gait Same as agistage.
    • n gait A sheaf of grain tied up.
    • gait To set up (gaits of grain) to dry. See gait, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gait gāt way or manner of walking, step, pace
    • n Gait gāt (prov.) a sheaf of corn: charge for pasturage.
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Quotations

  • Nicolas Bentley
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    “He followed in his father's footsteps, but his gait was somewhat erratic.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “I have a deep sympathy with war, it so apes the gait and bearing of the soul.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Gate a way

Usage

In literature:

He ran fast until within a block of it; then unexpectedly his gait slackened to a walk, finally to a loiter.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
Their ferocious shouts replied, and then Henry swung forward in the long easy gait of the woodsman.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
And then abruptly he would lapse into his mournful gait.
"The Prodigal Father" by J. Storer Clouston
The gude man's mither is aye in the gait.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
He was gazing at the hay-rick, which was coming down the road to the barn at a lively gait.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
She went first at the rolling gait the Indians affect.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Brer Wolf got gait same lak race-hoss, en it aint take 'im long fer ter git whar he gwine.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
This has reference to the nocturnal habits, stealthy gait, and weird expression of these large-eyed creatures.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
He rode back at a road gait to the hotel.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
I know mighty well who won't, unless he strikes a new gait.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
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In poetry:

Such a one did I meet, good sir,
Such an angelic face,
Who like a nymph, like a queen, did appear
In her gait, in her grace.
"As ye came from the Holy Land" by Anonymous British
For, though he’s lightly touched by Fate,
I cannot help remarking
The step of age is in his gait,
Its hoarseness in his barking.
"Rover" by Henry Kendall
"'And on his arm the stirrup-thongs,
And in his gait the narrow seas,
And in his mouth Burgundian songs,
But in his heart the Pyrenees?'
"The Death and Last Confession of Wandering Peter" by Hilaire Belloc
How I could weep thy swimming gait
Thy loose luxuriousness of air,
And almost curse the hand of Fate
That painted thee so bright and fair.
"At The Sight Of A Beautiful But Frail One" by Laura Sophia Temple
Ah, I see it! woe, oh woe!
I forget the word of might.
Ah, the word whose sound can straight
Make him what he was before!
Ah, he runs with nimble gait!
"The Pupil In Magic" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Because thy face was like the face
Of a clean maiden that smells sweet,
Because thy gait was as the pace
Of one that opens not her feet
And is not heard within the street—
"Aholibah" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

The new technology is designed to analyze a horse's gait accurately and objectively.
Six foot two, he walked with a sturdy gait and loved to hunt.
Despite optimum medical management, many patients with Parkinson's disease are incapacitated by gait disorders including freezing of gait.
If watching the London Olympics has sparked an interest in race walking, with its singular hip-swinging, rolling gait, but the pace is not right, consider power walking , its more easygoing cousin.
The Rottweiler 's natural gait is a trot.
Seabiscuit He had stumpy legs, a straggly tail, knobby knees and an awkward gait, but Seabiscuit pulled America out of the depths of the depression — if only in spirit— with a winning underdog tale.
Seabiscuit He had stumpy legs, a straggly tail, knobby knees and an awkward gait, but Seabiscuit pulled America out of the depths of the depression — if only in spirit— with a winning underdog tale.
There is a limp in his gait now, the result of a second hip replacement three years ago.
BU robotics research aims to straighten gaits.
With aggressive traction and secure upper, the super light X- Talon (212 grams) has a snug racing shoe feel with minimal cushioning but plenty of gait-enhancing efficiency.
I've blogged about Tennessee Walking Horse abuse many times and will continue to do so until all the "soring" and other forms of human-induced torture of gaited horses stops.
The Yorkshire Terrier , with his long flowing coat and graceful gait, is probably the most glamorous of the smaller (Toy-type) terrier breeds.
Even before declines in cognitive abilities are noticed, changes in gait could be early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease.
Throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s, the gait and posture of women walking and standing precariously balanced atop towering stilettos were frequently ridiculed.
Robber's distinctive gait gave him away.
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In science:

We use A = 4 for normal velocity and A = 8 for both slower and faster gait.
A Multifractal Dynamical Model of Human Gait
Figure 5 shows histograms of distributions of the Hölder exponents for the computer-simulated gaits using the SCPG model depicted in Fig. 4.
A Multifractal Dynamical Model of Human Gait
West B.J., Scafetta N., A nonlinear model for human gait, Phys.
A Multifractal Dynamical Model of Human Gait
Rev. E 2003; 67:051917-1. Hausdorff J.M., Purdon P.L., Peng C.-K., Ladin Z., Wei Y.J., Goldberger A.L., Fractal Dynamics of Human Gait: Stability of Long-range Correlations in Stride Interval Fluctuations, J.
A Multifractal Dynamical Model of Human Gait
Physiol. 1996; 80: 1448-57. Hausdorff J.M., Mitchell S.L., Firtion R., Peng C.-K., Cudkowicz M.E., Wei J.Y., Goldberger A.L., Altered fractal dynamics of gait: reduced stride interval correlations with aging and Huntington's disease, J Appl.
A Multifractal Dynamical Model of Human Gait
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