Definition of walk
What does the word walk mean?
part of speech: verb intransitive
(Of men) progress by advancing each foot alternately never having both off ground at once (heel-&-toe walking, in which both heel& toe are used, as required in walking-races; w. backwards, sideways, go in those directions with analogous motions; w. over course or w. over, have WALK over; w. away from, easily out-distance), go with the gait usual except when speed is desired (walking DICtionary), (of animals) go with slowest gait corresponding to human w.; travel or go on foot (w. into shop, up to person, down hill, &c.; please w. in, invitation to enter; w. up, showman\'s invitation to circus &c.; w. out with esp. of servants &c., have as sweetheart; w. about, stroll; walks two hours, ten miles, a day; ghost walks, shows itself; w. into slang, thrash, abuse, eat heartily of; w. off or away with, carry off, steal); (archaic) live with or in specified principle or manner, conduct oneself, (w. in love, humbly, honestly, after the flesh, by faith, with God, &c.); perambulate, tread floor or surface of, (Him that walked the waves; w. the street, in gen. sense, also be prostitute; w. the hospitals, be medical student; w. the boards, be actor; w. the PLANK; w. the chalk, prove sobriety to police &c. by walking straight between chalked lines), whence walkable a.; cause to w. with one, have walking-race with, (w. horse, when riding or driving or leading it; policeman walked the man off; Smith will w. Jones for 100 a side; you have walked me off my legs, tired out); walking-chair, = GO-CART; walking-dress, for outdoor wear; walking-fern, N.-Amer. kind with slender-tipped fronds that bow down to ground& take root; walking gentleman, lady, actor, actress, of part requiring good presence but no skill; walking-leaf, insect imitating leaf; walking-papers or -ticket slang, dismissal; walking-stick, carried in walking; walking-tour, pleasure journey on foot. [old English]
part of speech: noun
Walking gait, person\'s action in walking, (see prec.; go at, never gets beyond, a w.; know him a mile off by his w.); excursion on foot, stroll, constitutional, (go for, take, a w.; across the hills from X to Z is a good w.; w. over, race in which from absence or inferiority of competitors winner can go at a w. if he chooses, easy victory); person\'s favourite walking ground, round of hawker &c., place or track intended or suitable for strollers or foot-passengers, promenade, colonnade, footpath, (ROPE-w.; SHEEP-w.; w. of life, calling, profession, occupation).