AskDefine | Define gait

Dictionary Definition



1 the rate of moving (especially walking or running) [syn: pace]
2 a horse's manner of moving
3 a person's manner of walking

User Contributed Dictionary




gate, from gata.


  1. Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving.
    Carrying a heavy suitcase, he walked with a lopsided gait.
  2. In the context of "horses": One of the different ways in which a horse can move, either naturally or as a result of training.


manner of walking
  • Finnish: käynti, astunta
  • French: démarche
  • Irish: siúl
  • Kurdish:
  • Norwegian: ganglag
    • Norwegian bokmål: gange
horse's way of moving
  • Finnish: askellaji
  • French: allure


  1. To teach a specific gait to a horse.

Extensive Definition

A gait is a particular way or manner of moving on foot, e.g.,
The word may also refer to one of the following.
  • GAIT (wireless), a standard to enable cross-operation of wireless telephone technologies.
  • GAIT (wireless) stands for GSM-ANSI Interoperability Team, which developed the GAIT standard
  • GAIT is an acronym for Generally Accepted IT Principles
  • GAIT is an acronym for Global Association for Instrumental Transcommunication, with paranormal researcher Dale Palmer (info after polish paranormal magazine "Nieznany Świat" - "Unknown world")
  • GAIT is an acronym for the Guide to Assessment of IT Risk
  • Gait is the last name of Canadian lacrosse players, twin brothers Paul Gait and Gary Gait.
gait in Polish: Chód
gait in Russian: Ходьба

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