walking

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1walk·ing

noun \ˈw-kiŋ\

: the activity of walking for exercise

Full Definition of WALKING

1
:  the action of one that walks
2
:  the condition of a surface for one going on foot <the walking is slippery>

Examples of WALKING

  1. She goes walking every day in the park.

First Known Use of WALKING

14th century

2walking

adjective

: suitable for walking

: capable of being easily walked

: in human form

Full Definition of WALKING

1
a :  able to walk :  ambulatory <the walking wounded>
b :  being the personification of a nonhuman quality or thing <a walking encyclopedia>
2
a :  used for or in walking <walking shoes>
b :  characterized by or consisting of the action of walking <a walking tour>
3
:  that moves or appears to move in a manner suggestive of walking; especially :  that swings or rocks back and forth <walking beam>
4
:  guided or operated by a person on foot <a walking plow>

Examples of WALKING

  1. a good pair of walking shoes
  2. They were going at a walking pace.
  3. She is a walking disaster.

First Known Use of WALKING

15th century

walk·ing

adjective \ˈw-kiŋ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WALKING

: able to walk : ambulatory

walking

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In track and field, a form of racing in which the competitor's advancing foot must touch the ground before the rear foot leaves it. Walking as a sport dates from the later 19th century. Walking races of 10 mi and 3,500 m were added to the men's Olympic program in 1908, but since 1956 the Olympic distances have been 20 km and 50 km. A women's 10-km walk was introduced in 1992.

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