ambage definition by Webster's New World
- a winding pathway: usually used in pl.
- roundabout, indirect ways of talking or doing things
Origin: ; from Middle English ambages (taken as plural ), intentional ambiguity ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin ; from amb-, around plush agere, to go
- ambagious adjective
ambage definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Ambiguity. Often used in the plural.
- ambages Winding ways or indirect proceedings.
Origin: Back-formation from Middle English ambages, equivocation, from Latin ambāges : amb-, ambi-, around; see ambi- + agere, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.
- am·baˈgious adjective