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[ waw-king ]


  1. considered as a person who can or does walk or something that walks:

    The hospital is caring for six walking patients. He's walking proof that people can lose weight quickly.

  2. used for or as an aid in walking:

    She put on her walking shoes and went out.

  3. suitable for, characterized by, or consisting of walking:

    True sightseeing is a walking affair. We took a walking tour of Spain.

  4. of or relating to an implement or machine drawn by a draft animal and operated or controlled by a person on foot:

    a walking plow.

  5. of or relating to a mechanical part that moves back and forth.


  1. the act or action of a person or thing that walks:

    Walking was the best exercise for him.

  2. the manner or way in which a person walks.
  3. the state or condition of the surface, terrain, etc., on which a person walks:

    The walking is dry over here.


/ ˈwɔːkɪŋ /


  1. (of a person) considered to possess the qualities of something inanimate as specified

    he is a walking encyclopedia

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  • non·walking adjective noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of walking1

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; walk, -ing 1, -ing 2
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Example Sentences

We’d go so far as to say some of the biggest “behavior change” companies are not apps that help you track your walking, but ones that help you change jobs or move homes.

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My solution was to build the data by becoming a walking QuickBooks.

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However, Apple’s charts show driving, walking and transit trends, as opposed to breaking them down by place categories the way Google does.

The park includes many lakes and walking trails, impressive views, several sculptures, and a playground.

Meanwhile, in the Center City area, there are several sites — some within a short walking distance of each other.

He wore white gloves, a dignified long black coat, and matching pants and vest, and he carried a dark walking stick.

They became so brown and shriveled that they looked like walking beef jerky with New York accents.

The Walking Dead piled up an impressive body count in 2014, with Lizzie, Hershel, and Beth among its major casualties.

Other footage shows him fleeing, keeping to a quick walk, jogging briefly, then walking again as he heads for a subway station.

After walking block after block holding that container, he had suddenly discarded it and was now clutching a gun.

Some weeks after, the creditor chanced to be in Boston, and in walking up Tremont street, encountered his enterprising friend.

All changes are to be Rang either by walking them (as the term is) or else Whole-pulls, or Half-pulls.

A delightful instance of this fell under my own observation, as I was walking on Hampstead Heath.

Why he did that, instead of walking around on the shore, Jimmy Rabbit couldn't understand.

The evening previous to his death he was walking about the farm, in the full possession of all his faculties of mind and body.





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