Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: canter

Definition: slow gallop; V. CF. trot


Sentences Containing 'canter'

``I say a horse at a canter coming up, Joe.''''
As soon as this occurred to him he ran with all speed to Rocinante who was grazing at large, and taking the bridle and the buckler from the saddle-bow, he had him bridled in an instant, and calling to Sancho for his sword he mounted Rocinante, braced his buckler on his arm, and in a loud voice exclaimed to those who stood by, "Now, noble company, ye shall see how important it is that there should be knights in the world professing the of knight-errantry; now, I say, ye shall see, by the deliverance of that worthy lady who is borne captive there, whether knights-errant deserve to be held in estimation," and so saying he brought his legs to bear on Rocinante--for he had no spurs--and at a full canter (for in all this veracious history we never read of Rocinante fairly galloping) set off to encounter the penitents, though the curate, the canon, and the barber ran to prevent him.
And here, in the very first stage, I was supplanted by a shabby man with a squint, who had no other merit than smelling like a livery-stables, and being able to walk across me, more like a fly than a human being, while the horses were at a canter!

More Vocab Words

::: premeditate - plan in advance; Ex. premeditated murder
::: protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
::: outstrip - outrun; surpass; outdo
::: solvent - able to pay all debts; N. solvency
::: historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
::: sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
::: piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
::: fathomless - too deep to be measured or understood; unfathomable
::: document - provide written evidence (for a claim); record with documents; N.
::: euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic