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4 definitions found
 for gambol
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gambol \Gam"bol\, n. [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.]
     A skipping or leaping about in frolic; a hop; a sportive
     prank. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gambol \Gam"bol\ v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gamboled, or Gambolled;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Gamboling or Gambolling.]
     To dance and skip about in sport; to frisk; to skip; to play
     in frolic, like boys or lambs.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gambol
      n 1: 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" [syn: play, frolic,
           romp, gambol, caper]
      v 1: play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden";
           "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped
           in the playroom" [syn: frolic, lark, rollick,
           skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk,
           romp, run around, lark about]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "gambol":
     antic, beam, bob, bounce, bound, caper, capriole, caracole, carol,
     carry on, cavort, chirp, chirrup, clap hands, curvet, cut a dido,
     cut capers, cut up, dance, delight, dido, disport, exult, falcade,
     flounce, fool around, frisk, frolic, gambade, gambado, glory, glow,
     horse around, joy, jubilate, jump about, lark, laugh, leap,
     let off steam, lilt, play, prance, radiate cheer, ramp, rejoice,
     revel, roister, rollick, romp, sing, skip, skip for joy, smile,
     sparkle, sport, spring, trip, whistle
  
  

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