—adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or capable of walking: an ambulatory exploration of the countryside. 2. adapted for walking, as the limbs of many animals.
3. moving about or from place to place; not stationary: an ambulatory tribe. 4. Also,ambulant.Med. a. not confined to bed; able or strong enough to walk: an ambulatory patient. b. serving patients who are able to walk: an ambulatory care center. 5. Law.not fixed; alterable or revocable: ambulatory will.
—n. Also called deambulatory.Archit. a. an aisle surrounding the end of the choir or chancel of a church.
b. the covered walk of a cloister.