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Below you will find the definition of gait, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a horse's manner of moving
EXAMPLES - Gait in a Sentence
- Their gait is a trot, but a times they make clumsy leaps. (source)
- It was written all over him, -- in gait and feature and dress. (source)
- He moves with a quick, shuffling gait, which is almost noiseless. (source)
- The man was clad in a blanket, and his gait was the gait of an Indian. (source)
- I noticed as she walked toward me that her gait was a little uncertain. (source)
- His gait was the peculiar mincing teeter of savage conventional society. (source)
- You know, the gait was a little bit odd, but he looked fairly comfortable. (source)
- She couldn't help smiling when she noticed that his gait was a little lopsided. (source)
- He was well made, and of that easy, swinging gait, that is rather the teaching of (source)
- His eyes are hollow, his face drawn, and his gait is like watching a man walk on eggs. (source)
- His gait was a swift, uncertain shuffle, a compromise between a saunter and a dog-trot. (source)
- Their gait is said to be dignified; large parties often moving together in regular order. (source)
- The same thing gives them a roll in their gait, which is increased by their awkward shoes. (source)
- Her gait is odd, but she is steadied by the walker and makes quite good time coming up towards me. (source)
- His gait was a bit tentative at times Thursday, and he was sucking wind by the end of full-court drills. (source)
- Her gait was the slow headlong stumble of a woman who only remained on her feet through stubborn refusal to fall. (source)
- He took a few steps along the veranda, moving with uncertain gait; then stopped and leaned heavily against the wall. (source)
- All the momentum and energy in Putin's gait comes from the left side; it is as if the right side is just along for the ride. (source)
- In truth, Penrod was not walking, for his shorter legs permitted no actual walking at such a speed; his gait was a half-trot. (source)
- Clean movement, coming and going, is very important, but most important is side gait, which is smooth, efficient and ground covering. (source)
- Both had the uncertain gait of men who by occupation are unused to anything stationary under them, and each eyed the other suspiciously. (source)
- Still, I wonder if the particular gait is actually evidence for the Monkey Suit Hypothesis (or, see the first post, the absence of a suit). (source)
- Yet while the gait was the gait of a person full of suppressed fury, it was also the gait of a person who can scarcely see an inch in advance. (source)
- He carries such a quantity of dunnage below in the shape of high boots, spurs, chaps, and cartridge-belts that his gait is a waddling single-foot. (source)
- In their wanderings one day in late summer the cubs, now so fat and well fed that their gait was a mere waddle, came upon a great patch of blueberries. (source)
- Thus, it seems unproductive to note that TAS's gait is compliant or that it's swinging its arms widely or that it's holding its hands in an unusual position. (source)
- His gait was a free, manly stride, bordering close upon a run, in the morning, and a more deliberate, sliding pace, somewhat suggestive of a shuffle, in the evening. (source)
- Though in his later years his gait was a little slower, he walked with the aid of a cane, and complained "getting old is not golden," he was still engaged to the present. (source)
- Their gait is a swinging trot, from which it is impossible to jump; and if you frighten them out of their trot into a gallop and keep them at it, they soon grow exhausted. (source)
- Tim Hilden, PT, ATC, is a senior physical therapist and certified athletic trainer at BCSM, who specializes in gait analysis and orthotics, as well as orthopedic foot issues. (source)
- It seems to me that the typical human gait is irrelevant in discussions of TAS's gait, since if it is a human, the human is likely specifically trying to show a different gait. (source)
- I was still dressed the same, my gait was the same pumping motion, but this time my head was held high and I looked into the eyes of the people kneeling along the aisle as I walked. (source)
- Sim was a round-shouldered curiously oafish-looking man, not large but shambling in gait, with a chubby face which was like that of an overgrown baby, and which was capable of good humor. (source)
- Thus, to any one who is not obstinately determined to go his "ain gait" regardless of all consequences, it is perfectly clear that the Irish constabulary system is not yet applicable to Egypt, (source)
- He wore a long, double-breasted, claret-colored redingote that fitted his slim figure to perfection, and his gait was the easy gait of a man who goes through the world careless of its pitfalls. (source)
- He was like them in one respect -- having a sidelong, indirect movement, coupled with a sluggish, lounging, indifferent gait, which is the general feature of this people, unless when roused by insult or provocation. (source)
- He did not run; his gait was the unique locomotion of free-fall and weightlessness ... thrusts with foot, elbow and hand against deck, wall and corner, a slow-motion darting through space like a bat flying under water. (source)
- His right leg bent outward at the knee, and his left inward; his head, inclined away from his burden, seemed curiously detached from his body; his gait was a halting sort of shuffle; yet he got along with unexpected speed. (source)
- There seems to be a new trend in Shoes That Resemble Tires, which may allow you to scoot around the ER with utmost confidence, but are far too sporty and give a girl a floppy gait, which is NEVER comforting to the afflicted. (source)
- His gait was a rolling one, for he still bore the burden that was the foot of the Last of the Last Ones, and it took him some little time to pull it through the door, but at length he stood inside and had closed the door behind him and had taken her in his arms and had pressed his lips to hers. (source)
- The California horses have no medium gait, which is pleasant, between walking and running; for as there are no streets and parades, they have no need of the genteel trot, and their riders usually keep them at the top of their speed until they are tired, and then let them rest themselves by walking. (source)
- Gait Analysis from Satellite - Ignoring the sensationalist headline, this is interesting: By analysing the movements of human shadows in aerial and satellite footage, JPL engineer Adrian Stoica says it should be possible to identify people from the way they walk -- a technique called gait analysis, whose power lies in the fact that a person's walking style is very hard to ... (source)
- "Of course," she resumed, "I can see why you should be expected to call if you attend the function and partake of the food; but what I can't understand is why a peaceable citizen who desires only to gang his ain gait should, upon the reception of an entirely unsolicited invitation, suddenly find it incumbent upon him to put on his best dress and his best hat and gloves in order to call upon people he barely knows." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 65.0, which suggests that "gait" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 19 synonyms for gait.
amble, bearing, canter, carriage, clip, gallop, get along, lick, march, motion, movement, pace, run, speed, step, stride, tread, trot, walk
We have 0 antonyms for gait.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of gait from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A particular way or manner of moving on foot: a person who ran with a clumsy, hobbling gait.
- (noun) Any of the ways, such as a canter, trot, or walk, by which a horse can move by lifting the feet in different order or rhythm.
- (noun) Rate or manner of proceeding: The project went forward at a steady gait.
- (verb-transitive) To train (a horse) in a particular gait or gaits.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving.
- (noun) One of the different ways in which a horse can move, either naturally or as a result of training.
- (verb) To teach a specific gait to a horse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A going; a walk; a march; a way.
- (noun) Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Same as gate, 1.
- (noun) Manner of walking or stepping; carriage of the body while walking: same as gate, 3.
- (noun) Same as agistage.
- (noun) A sheaf of grain tied up.
- (None) To set up (gaits of grain) to dry. See gait, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a horse's manner of moving
- (noun) the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
- (noun) a person's manner of walking