Definitions

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  • n. Indirect or roundabout ways of talking; circumlocution.
  • n. Indirect or roundabout routes or directions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A circuit; a winding. Hence: Circuitous way or proceeding; quibble; circumlocution; indirect mode of speech.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (archaic) roundabout or mysterious ways of action

Etymologies

From Old French ambages (French ambages), from Latin ambāges, from ambi- + agere ("to drive"). (Wiktionary)

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  • JM ambles along ambages and arrives at A.

    October 26, 2010