walking

[ waw-king ]
/ ˈwɔ kɪŋ /

adjective

noun

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Origin of walking

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at walk, -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM walking

non·walk·ing, adjective, noun

Definition for walking (2 of 2)

Origin of walk

before 1000; (v.) Middle English walken, Old English wealcan to roll, toss, gewealcan to go; cognate with Dutch, German walken to full (cloth), Old Norse vālka to toss; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.

OTHER WORDS FROM walk

un·walked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for walking (1 of 2)

walking
/ (ˈwɔːkɪŋ) /

adjective

(of a person) considered to possess the qualities of something inanimate as specifiedhe is a walking encyclopedia

British Dictionary definitions for walking (2 of 2)

walk
/ (wɔːk) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of walk

walkable, adjective

Word Origin for walk

Old English wealcan; related to Old High German walchan, Sanskrit valgati he moves
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Medical definitions for walking

walk
[ wôk ]

v.

To move over a surface by taking steps with the feet at a pace slower than a run.

n.

The gait of a human in which the feet are lifted alternately with one part of a foot always on the ground.
The characteristic way in which one walks.
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Idioms and Phrases with walking

walk

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