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Walk definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WALK, v.i. [G., to full, to felt hats; a fuller; to stir, to be agitated, to rove, to travel, to wander, to roll. Our ancestors appropriated the verb to moving on the feet, and the word is peculiarly expressive of that rolling or wagging motion which marks the walk of clownish people.]
1. To move slowly on the feet; to step slowly along; to advance by steps moderately repeated; as animals. Walking in men differs from running only in the rapidity and length of the steps; but in quadrupeds, the motion or order of the feet is sometimes changed.
At the end of twelve months, he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. Daniel 4.
When Peter had come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. Matthew 14.
2. To move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement. Hundreds of students daily walk on Downing terrace in Cambridge.
3. To appear, as a specter.
The spirits of the dead may walk again.
4. To act on any occasion.
Do you think Id walk in any plot?
5. To be in motion, as a clamorous tongue.
Her tongue did walk in foul reproach.
6. To act or move on the feet in sleep.
When was it she last walkd? [But this is unusual. When we speak of noctambulation, we say, to walk in sleep.]
7. To range; to be stirring.
Affairs that walk, as they say spirits do at midnight. [Unusual.]
8. To move off; to depart.
When he comes forth he will make their cows and garrans walk. [Not elegant.
9. In Scripture, to live and act or behave; to pursue a particular course of life.
To walk with God, to live in obedience to his commands, and have communion with him. Genesis 5.
To walk in darkness, to live in ignorance, error and sin, without comfort. 1 John 1.
To walk in the light, to live int he practice of religion, and to enjoy its consolations. 1 John 1.
To walk by faith, to live in the firm belief of the gospel and its promises, and to rely on Christ for salvation. 2 Corinthians 5.
To walk through the fire, to be exercised with severe afflictions. Isaiah 43.
To walk after the flesh, to indulge sensual appetites, and to live in sin. Romans 8.
To walk after the Spirit, to be guided by the counsels and influences of the Spirit and by the word of God, and to live a life of holy deportment.
To walk in the flesh, to live this natural life, which is subject to infirmities and calamities. 2 Corinthians 10.
To walk in, to enter, as a house. Walk in, gentlemen.
WALK, v.t. wauk.
1. To pass through or upon; as, to walk the streets. [This is elliptical for to walk in or through the street.]
2. To cause to walk or step slowly; to lead, drive or ride with a slow pace. He found the road so bad he was obliged to walk his horse. The coachman walked his horses from Woodbridge to Princeton.
WALK, n. Wauk.
1. The act of walking; the act of moving on the feet with a slow pace.
2. The act of walking for air or exercise; as a morning walk; an evening walk.
3. Manner of walking; gait; step. We often know a person in a distant apartment by his walk.
4. Length of way or circuit through which one walks; or a place for walking; as a long walk; a short walk. The gardens of the Tuilerie and of the Luxemburgh are very pleasant walks.
5. An avenue set with trees.
6. Way; road; range; place of wandering.
The mountains are his walks.
The starry walks above.
7. Region; space.
He opened a boundless walk for his imagination.
8. Course of life or pursuit. This is not within the walk of the historian.
9. The slowest pace of a horse, ox or other quadruped.
10. A fish. [A mistake for whelk.]
11. In the West Indies, a plantation of canes, etc.
A sheep walk, so called, is high and dry land where sheep pasture.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the act of traveling by foot; "walking is a healthy form of exercise" [syn: walk, walking]
2: (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls" [syn: base on balls, walk, pass]
3: manner of walking; "he had a funny walk" [syn: walk, manner of walking]
4: the act of walking somewhere; "he took a walk after lunch"
5: a path set aside for walking; "after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk" [syn: walk, walkway, paseo]
6: a slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground
7: careers in general; "it happens in all walks of life" [syn: walk of life, walk] v
1: use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet" [ant: ride]
2: accompany or escort; "I'll walk you to your car"
3: obtain a base on balls
4: traverse or cover by walking; "Walk the tightrope"; "Paul walked the streets of Damascus"; "She walks 3 miles every day"
5: give a base on balls to
6: live or behave in a specified manner; "walk in sadness"
7: be or act in association with; "We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters"; "Walk with God"
8: walk at a pace; "The horses walked across the meadow"
9: make walk; "He walks the horse up the mountain"; "Walk the dog twice a day"
10: take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure; "The lovers held hands while walking"; "We like to walk every Sunday" [syn: walk, take the air]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: partly from Middle English walken (past welk, past participle walken), from Old English wealcan to roll, toss, journey about (past weolc, past participle wealcen) and partly from Middle English walkien (past walked, past participle walked), from Old English wealcian to roll up, muffle up; akin to Middle Dutch walken to knead, press, full Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. obsolete roam, wander b. of a spirit to move about in visible form ; appear c. of a ship to make headway 2. a. to move along on foot ; advance by steps b. to come or go easily or readily c. to go on foot for exercise or pleasure d. to go at a walk 3. a. to pursue a course of action or way of life ; conduct oneself ; behave <walk warily> b. to be or act in association ; continue in union <the British and American peoples will…walk together side by side…in peace — Sir Winston Churchill> c. walk out <walked over problems with management> 4. to go to first base as a result of a base on balls 5. of an inanimate object a. to move in a manner that is suggestive of walking b. to stand with an appearance suggestive of strides <pylons walking across the valley> 6. of an astronautical to move about in space outside a spacecraft 7. to avoid criminal prosecution or conviction <walked on a technicality> transitive verb 1. a. to pass on foot or as if on foot through, along, over, or upon ; traverse, perambulate <walk the streets> <walk a tightrope> b. to perform or accomplish by going on foot <walk guard> 2. a. to cause (an animal) to go at a walk ; take for a walk <walking a dog> b. (1) to cause to move by walking <walked her bicycle up the hill> (2) to haul (as an anchor) by walking round the capstan 3. to follow on foot for the purpose of measuring, surveying, or inspecting <walk a boundary> 4. a. to accompany on foot ; walk with <walked her home> b. to compel to walk (as by a command) c. to bring to a specified condition by walking <walked us off our feet> 5. to move (an object) in a manner suggestive of walking 6. to perform (a dance) at a walking pace <walk a quadrille> 7. to give a base on balls to II. noun Date: 14th century 1. a. an act or instance of going on foot especially for exercise or pleasure <go for a walk> b. space walk 2. an accustomed place of walking ; haunt 3. a place designed for walking: a. a railed platform above the roof of a dwelling house b. (1) a path specially arranged or paved for walking (2) sidewalk c. a public avenue for promenading ; promenade d. ropewalk 4. a place or area of land in which animals feed and exercise with minimal restraint 5. distance to be walked <a quarter mile walk from here> 6. British a ceremonial procession 7. manner of living ; conduct, behavior 8. a. the gait of a biped in which the feet are lifted alternately with one foot not clear of the ground before the other touches b. the gait of a quadruped in which there are always at least two feet on the ground; specifically a 4-beat gait of a horse in which the feet strike the ground in the sequence near hind, near fore, off hind, off fore c. a low rate of speed <the shortage of raw materials slowed production to a walk> 9. a route regularly traversed by a person in the performance of a particular activity (as patrolling, begging, or vending) 10. characteristic manner of walking <his walk is just like his father's> 11. a. social or economic status <all walks of life> b. (1) range or sphere of action ; field, province (2) vocation 12. base on balls 13. an easy victory <won in a walk>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v. 1 intr. a (of a person or other biped) progress by lifting and setting down each foot in turn, never having both feet off the ground at once. b progress with similar movements (walked on his hands). c go with the gait usual except when speed is desired. d (of a quadruped) go with the slowest gait, always having at least two feet on the ground at once. 2 intr. a travel or go on foot. b take exercise in this way (walks for two hours each day). 3 tr. perambulate, traverse on foot at walking speed, tread the floor or surface of. 4 tr. a cause to walk with one. b accompany in walking. c ride or lead (a horse, dog, etc.) at walking pace. d take charge of (a puppy) at walk (see sense 4 of n.). 5 intr. (of a ghost) appear. 6 intr. Cricket leave the wicket on being out. 7 Baseball a intr. reach first base on balls. b tr. allow to do this. 8 intr. archaic live in a specified manner, conduct oneself (walk humbly; walk with God). 9 intr. US sl. be released from suspicion or from a charge. --n. 1 a an act of walking, the ordinary human gait (go at a walk). b the slowest gait of an animal. c a person's manner of walking (know him by his walk). 2 a taking a (usu. specified) time to walk a distance (is only ten minutes' walk from here; it's quite a walk to the bus-stop). b an excursion on foot, a stroll or constitutional (go for a walk). c a journey on foot completed to earn money promised for a charity etc. 3 a a place, track, or route intended or suitable for walking; a promenade, colonnade, or footpath. b a person's favourite place or route for walking. c the round of a postman, hawker, etc. 4 a farm etc. where a hound-puppy is sent to accustom it to various surroundings. 5 the place where a gamecock is kept. 6 a part of a forest under one keeper. Phrases and idioms: in a walk without effort (won in a walk). walk about stroll. walk all over colloq. 1 defeat easily. 2 take advantage of. walk away from 1 easily outdistance. 2 refuse to become involved with; fail to deal with. 3 survive (an accident etc.) without serious injury. walk away with colloq. = walk off with. walk the boards be an actor. walk the hospitals = walk the wards. walk in (often foll. by on) enter or arrive, esp. unexpectedly or easily. walk into 1 colloq. encounter through unwariness (walked into the trap). 2 sl. archaic attack forcefully. 3 sl. archaic eat heartily. walk it 1 make a journey on foot, not ride. 2 colloq. achieve something (esp. a victory) easily. walk Matilda see MATILDA. walk off 1 depart (esp. abruptly). 2 get rid of the effects of (a meal, ailment, etc.) by walking (walked off his anger). walk a person off his or her feet (or legs) exhaust a person with walking. walk off with colloq. 1 steal. 2 win easily. walk of life an occupation, profession, or calling. walk-on 1 (in full walk-on part) = walking-on part. 2 the player of this. walk on air see AIR. walk out 1 depart suddenly or angrily. 2 (usu. foll. by with) Brit. archaic go for walks in courtship. walk-out n. a sudden angry departure, esp. as a protest or strike. walk out on desert, abandon. walk over 1 colloq. = walk all over. 2 (often absol.) traverse (a racecourse) without needing to hurry, because one has no opponents or only inferior ones. walk-over n. an easy victory or achievement. walk the plank see PLANK. walk the streets 1 be a prostitute. 2 traverse the streets esp. in search of work etc. walk tall colloq. feel justifiable pride. walk up! a showman's invitation to a circus etc. walk-up US adj. (of a building) allowing access to the upper floors only by stairs. --n. a walk-up building. walk up to approach (a person) for a talk etc. walk the wards be a medical student. Derivatives: walkable adj. Etymology: OE wealcan roll, toss, wander, f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Walk Walk (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Walked; p. pr. & vb. n. Walking.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. v[=a]lka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. [root]130.] 1. To move along on foot; to advance by steps; to go on at a moderate pace; specifically, of two-legged creatures, to proceed at a slower or faster rate, but without running, or lifting one foot entirely before the other touches the ground. At the end of twelve months, he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. --Dan. iv. 29. When Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. --Matt. xiv. 29. Note: In the walk of quadrupeds, there are always two, and for a brief space there are three, feet on the ground at once, but never four. 2. To move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement; to take one's exercise; to ramble. 3. To be stirring; to be abroad; to go restlessly about; -- said of things or persons expected to remain quiet, as a sleeping person, or the spirit of a dead person; to go about as a somnambulist or a specter. I have heard, but not believed, the spirits of the dead May walk again. --Shak. When was it she last walked? --Shak. 4. To be in motion; to act; to move; to wag. [Obs.] ``Her tongue did walk in foul reproach.'' --Spenser. Do you think I'd walk in any plot? --B. Jonson. I heard a pen walking in the chimney behind the cloth. --Latimer. 5. To behave; to pursue a course of life; to conduct one's self. We walk perversely with God, and he will walk crookedly toward us. --Jer. Taylor. 6. To move off; to depart. [Obs. or Colloq.] He will make their cows and garrans to walk. --Spenser. To walk in, to go in; to enter, as into a house. To walk after the flesh (Script.), to indulge sensual appetites, and to live in sin. --Rom. viii. 1. To walk after the Spirit (Script.), to be guided by the counsels and influences of the Spirit, and by the word of God. --Rom. viii. 1. To walk by faith (Script.), to live in the firm belief of the gospel and its promises, and to rely on Christ for salvation. --2 Cor. v. 7. To walk in darkness (Script.), to live in ignorance, error, and sin. --1 John i. 6. To walk in the flesh (Script.), to live this natural life, which is subject to infirmities and calamities. --2 Cor. x. 3. To walk in the light (Script.), to live in the practice of religion, and to enjoy its consolations. --1 John i. 7. To walk over, in racing, to go over a course at a walk; -- said of a horse when there is no other entry; hence, colloquially, to gain an easy victory in any contest.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Walk Walk, v. t. 1. To pass through, over, or upon; to traverse; to perambulate; as, to walk the streets. As we walk our earthly round. --Keble. 2. To cause to walk; to lead, drive, or ride with a slow pace; as to walk one's horses. `` I will rather trust . . . a thief to walk my ambling gelding.'' --Shak. 3. [AS. wealcan to roll. See Walk to move on foot.] To subject, as cloth or yarn, to the fulling process; to full. [Obs. or Scot.] To walk the plank, to walk off the plank into the water and be drowned; -- an expression derived from the practice of pirates who extended a plank from the side of a ship, and compelled those whom they would drown to walk off into the water; figuratively, to vacate an office by compulsion. --Bartlett.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Walk Walk, n. 1. The act of walking, or moving on the feet with a slow pace; advance without running or leaping. 2. The act of walking for recreation or exercise; as, a morning walk; an evening walk. 3. Manner of walking; gait; step; as, we often know a person at a distance by his walk. 4. That in or through which one walks; place or distance walked over; a place for walking; a path or avenue prepared for foot passengers, or for taking air and exercise; way; road; hence, a place or region in which animals may graze; place of wandering; range; as, a sheep walk. A woody mountain . . . with goodliest trees Planted, with walks and bowers. --Milton. He had walk for a hundred sheep. --Latimer. Amid the sound of steps that beat The murmuring walks like rain. --Bryant. 5. A frequented track; habitual place of action; sphere; as, the walk of the historian. The mountains are his walks. --Sandys. He opened a boundless walk for his imagination. --Pope. 6. Conduct; course of action; behavior. 7. The route or district regularly served by a vender; as, a milkman's walk. [Eng.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Walk Walk, n. 1. In coffee, coconut, and other plantations, the space between them. 2. (Sporting) (a) A place for keeping and training puppies. (b) An inclosed area of some extent to which a gamecock is confined to prepare him for fighting.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Walk Walk, v. t. 1. (Sporting) To put or keep (a puppy) in a walk; to train (puppies) in a walk. [Cant] 2. To move in a manner likened to walking. [Colloq.] She walked a spinning wheel into the house, making it use first one and then the other of its own spindling legs to achieve progression rather than lifting it by main force. --C. E. Craddock. To walk one's chalks, to make off; take French leave.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Arm Arm, n. [AS. arm, earm; akin to OHG. aram, G., D., Dan., & Sw. arm, Icel. armr, Goth. arms, L. armus arm, shoulder, and prob. to Gr. ? joining, joint, shoulder, fr. the root ? to join, to fit together; cf. Slav. rame. ?. See Art, Article.] 1. The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey. 2. Anything resembling an arm; as, (a) The fore limb of an animal, as of a bear. (b) A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal. (c) A branch of a tree. (d) A slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting from a trunk, axis, or fulcrum; as, the arm of a steelyard. (e) (Naut) The end of a yard; also, the part of an anchor which ends in the fluke. (f) An inlet of water from the sea. (g) A support for the elbow, at the side of a chair, the end of a sofa, etc. 3. Fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular arm; the arm of the law. To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? --Isa. lii. 1. Arm's end, the end of the arm; a good distance off. --Dryden. Arm's length, the length of the arm. Arm's reach, reach of the arm; the distance the arm can reach. To go (or walk) arm in arm, to go with the arm or hand of one linked in the arm of another. ``When arm in armwe went along.'' --Tennyson. To keep at arm's length, to keep at a distance (literally or figuratively); not to allow to come into close contact or familiar intercourse. To work at arm's length, to work disadvantageously.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(walks, walking, walked) Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. 1. When you walk, you move forward by putting one foot in front of the other in a regular way. Rosanna and Forbes walked in silence for some while... She turned and walked away... They would stop the car and walk a few steps... When I was your age I walked five miles to school. VERB: V, V prep/adv, V n, V n to n 2. A walk is a journey that you make by walking, usually for pleasure. I went for a walk... He often took long walks in the hills. N-COUNT 3. A walk of a particular distance is the distance which a person has to walk to get somewhere. It was only a three-mile walk to Kabul from there... The church is a short walk from Piazza Dante. N-SING: supp N, N of n 4. A walk is a route suitable for walking along for pleasure. There is a 2 mile coastal walk from Craster to Newton. N-COUNT 5. A walk is the action of walking rather than running. She slowed to a steady walk. N-SING: a N 6. Someone's walk is the way that they walk. George, despite his great height and gangling walk, was a keen dancer. N-SING: poss N 7. If you walk someone somewhere, you walk there with them in order to show politeness or to make sure that they get there safely. She walked me to my car... = escort VERB: V n prep/adv 8. If you walk your dog, you take it for a walk in order to keep it healthy. I walk my dog each evening around my local streets. VERB: V n 9. to be walking on air: see air to walk tall: see tall

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

wok (peripatein): Aside from its frequent occurrence in the usual sense, the word "walk" is used figuratively of conduct and of spiritual states. (1) Observance of laws or customs: "Thou teachest all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs" (Ac 21:21). (2) Of the spiritual life: "If we walk in the light, as he is in the light" (1Joh 1:7); "That like as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life" (Ro 6:4); "Walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh" (Ga 5:16); "For we walk by faith, not by sight" (2Co 5:7).

Russell Benjamin Miller

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. n. 1. Go on foot, advance by steps. 2. Take one's exercise. 3. Be stirring, be abroad, go about. 4. Depart, move off. 5. Behave, conduct one's self, pursue a course of life, act, demean one's self. II. v. a. 1. Perambulate. 2. Cause to walk. III. n. 1. Step, gait, carriage, manner of walking. 2. Sphere, beat, career, course, frequented track, habitual place of action, field. 3. Conduct, behavior, course of action. 4. Avenue, path, alley, way, footpath, pathway, range. 5. Promenade, stroll. 6. Region.

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