[wɔːk] or [wɔk]
(noun.) the act of traveling by foot; 'walking is a healthy form of exercise'.
(noun.) the act of walking somewhere; 'he took a walk after lunch'.
(noun.) a slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground.
(noun.) a path set aside for walking; 'after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk'.
(noun.) manner of walking; 'he had a funny walk'.
(verb.) obtain a base on balls.
(verb.) give a base on balls to.
(verb.) take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure; 'The lovers held hands while walking'; 'We like to walk every Sunday'.
(verb.) 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'.
(verb.) make walk; 'He walks the horse up the mountain'; 'Walk the dog twice a day'.
(verb.) accompany or escort; 'I'll walk you to your car'.
(verb.) traverse or cover by walking; 'Walk the tightrope'; 'Paul walked the streets of Damascus'; 'She walks 3 miles every day'.
(verb.) walk at a pace; 'The horses walked across the meadow'.
(verb.) be or act in association with; 'We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters'; 'Walk with God'.
(verb.) live or behave in a specified manner; 'walk in sadness'.
Checked by Juliana--From WordNet
(v. i.) 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.
(v. i.) To move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement; to take one's exercise; to ramble.
(v. i.) 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.
(v. i.) To be in motion; to act; to move; to wag.
(v. i.) To behave; to pursue a course of life; to conduct one's self.
(v. i.) To move off; to depart.
(v. t.) To pass through, over, or upon; to traverse; to perambulate; as, to walk the streets.
(v. t.) To cause to walk; to lead, drive, or ride with a slow pace; as to walk one's horses.
(v. t.) To subject, as cloth or yarn, to the fulling process; to full.
(n.) The act of walking, or moving on the feet with a slow pace; advance without running or leaping.
(n.) The act of walking for recreation or exercise; as, a morning walk; an evening walk.
(n.) Manner of walking; gait; step; as, we often know a person at a distance by his walk.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A frequented track; habitual place of action; sphere; as, the walk of the historian.
(n.) Conduct; course of action; behavior.
(n.) The route or district regularly served by a vender; as, a milkman's walk.
Typed by Chauncey
Synonyms and Synonymous
v. n. . Go on foot, travel.. Behave, conduct one's self.
n. . Step, gait, carriage, manner of walking.. Sphere, beat, career, course.. Conduct, behavior.. Avenue, path, alley.. Promenade, stroll.
Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Step, stride, march, stalk, plod, tread, tramp, trudge
ANT:Halt, stop, stand_still, ride
v.i. to move along leisurely on foot with alternate steps: to pace: to travel on foot: to conduct one's self: to act or behave: to live: to be guided by: (coll.) to move off depart: to be stirring move about go restlessly about (as of a ghost).—v.t. to pass through or upon: to cause to walk.—n. act or manner of walking: gait: that in or through which one walks: distance walked over: place for walking promenade: place for animals to exercise: path: high pasture-ground: conduct: course of life sphere of action a hawker's district or round: (obs.) a hunting-ground: (pl.) grounds park (obs.).—adj. Walk′able fit for walking.—ns. Walk′-around′ a dancing performance by negroes in which a large circle is described also the music for such; Walk′er one who walks: (law) a forester: one who trains and walks young hounds: a gressorial bird; Walk′ing the verbal noun of walk: pedestrianism; Walk′ing-beam in a vertical engine a horizontal beam usually trussed that transmits power to the crankshaft through the connecting-rod; Walk′ing dress a dress for the street or for walking; Walk′ing-fan a large fan used out of doors to protect the face from the sun; Walk′ing-leaf a leaf-insect; Walk′ing-stick -cane -staff a stick cane or staff used in walking; Walk′ing-stick also a sort of long slender-bodied bug; Walk′ing-toad a natterjack; Walk′-ō′ver a race where one competitor appears who has to cover the course to be entitled to the prize: an easy victory.—Walk about a former order of an officer to a sentry waiving the customary salute; Walk away from to distance easily; Walk′er! a slang interjection of incredulity (also Hookey Walker!); Walking gentleman lady a gentleman lady who plays ornamental but unimportant parts on the stage; Walk into (coll.) to beat: to storm at: to eat heartily of; Walk one's chalks to quit go away without ceremony; Walk tall to behave haughtily; Walk the chalk chalk-mark to keep a correct course in manners or morals; Walk the hospitals to be a student under clinical instruction at a general hospital or infirmary; Walk with to attend as a sweetheart.—Heel-and-toe walk a mode of walking in which the heel of one foot is put on the ground before the toe of the other leaves it.
Inputed by Glenda
- His walk was soft; his voice was melancholy; his long lanky fingers were hooked like claws. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Mr. Bumble wiped from his forehead the perspiration which his walk had engendered, glanced complacently at the cocked hat, and smiled. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- A short walk brought us to a secluded road fringed with pleasant houses, each standing in its own grounds. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- He _could not_ walk on, till daylight came again; and here he stretched himself close to the wall--to undergo new torture. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- But she took such a long walk up and down our rooms that night, while I was writing to Agnes, that I began to think she meant to walk till morning. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- Now walk back with me to the bridge. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Walk in, sir, and make yourself at home. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- We had walked through two armies without incident. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- I don't tell amusing stories, he said curtly, and walked across to the piano. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- We entered the playground enclosure, and walked by the schoolroom window to get round to the door, which was situated at the back of the building. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Meantime the whole hall was in a stir; most people rose and remained standing, for a change; some walked about, all talked and laughed. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- He walked into the dining-room as we sat after dinner, and announced his intention in the thick voice of a half-drunken man. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- I should have walked on to the church if the conversation of two men and a woman on the outskirts of the crowd had not caught my ear. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Elinor made her a civil reply, and they walked on for a few minutes in silence. Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility.
- As a walking companion, Emma had very early foreseen how useful she might find her. Jane Austen. Emma.
- And is that why you would put tables and chairs upon them, and have people walking over them with heavy boots? Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
- His strength returned, and a month after the visit of Thomasin he might have been seen walking about the garden. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- On another occasion when reconnoitring thus she beheld two female figures walking in the vale. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- I opened the door; and at first looked down, to my amazement, on nothing but a great umbrella that appeared to be walking about of itself. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- Hearing voices on the terrace below, I looked out of window, and saw the two gentlemen walking up and down together. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Nothing would be resolved by merely walking, walking away. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- I'll teach her, with all her airs, that she's no better than the raggedest black wench that walks the streets! Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- The sun was low, and tall trees sent their shadows across the grassy walks where Mary was moving without bonnet or parasol. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- But really, here the man rides and carries the child, as a general thing, and the woman walks. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- If you have plagued him, he's sober and walks slowly, as if he wanted to go back and do his work better. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- He has a twist of the gout now and then and walks a little stiffly. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- It would furnish another reason for Wrayburn's purposeless walks, and it might be. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- The whole country about them abounded in beautiful walks. Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility.