verb \ˈwȯk\

Definition of walk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a obsolete :  roam, wanderb of a spirit :  to move about in visible form :  appearc of a ship :  to make headway

  3. 2a :  to move along on foot :  advance by stepsb :  to come or go easily or readilyc :  to go on foot for exercise or pleasured :  to go at a walk

  4. 3a :  to pursue a course of action or way of life :  conduct oneself :  behave walk warilyb :  to be or act in association :  continue in union the British and American peoples will … walk together side by side … in peace — Sir Winston Churchillc :  walk out walked over problems with management

  5. 4 :  to go to first base as a result of a base on balls

  6. 5 of an inanimate object a :  to move in a manner that is suggestive of walkingb :  to stand with an appearance suggestive of strides pylons walking across the valley

  7. 6 of an astronaut :  to move about in space outside a spacecraft

  8. 7 :  to avoid criminal prosecution or conviction walked on a technicality

  9. transitive verb
  10. 1a :  to pass on foot or as if on foot through, along, over, or upon :  traverse, perambulate walk the streets walk a tightropeb :  to perform or accomplish by going on foot walk guard

  11. 2a :  to cause (an animal) to go at a walk :  take for a walk walking a dogb (1) :  to cause to move by walking walked her bicycle up the hill (2) :  to haul (something, such as an anchor) by walking round the capstan

  12. 3 :  to follow on foot for the purpose of measuring, surveying, or inspecting walk a boundary

  13. 4a :  to accompany on foot :  walk with walked her homeb :  to compel to walk (as by a command)c :  to bring to a specified condition by walking walked us off our feet

  14. 5 :  to move (an object) in a manner suggestive of walking

  15. 6 :  to perform (a dance) at a walking pace walk a quadrille

  16. 7 :  to give a base on balls to

walk away from

  1. 1 :  to outrun or get the better of without difficulty

  2. 2 :  to survive (an accident) with little or no injury

  3. 3 :  to give up or leave behind willingly :  abandon

walk off with

  1. 1a :  to steal and take awayb :  to take over unexpectedly from someone else :  steal 1d walked off with the show

  2. 2 :  to win or gain especially by outdoing one's competitors without difficulty

walk on

  1. :  to take advantage of :  abuse

walk on eggshells


walk on eggs

  1. :  to exercise extreme caution

walk over

  1. :  to treat contemptuously

walk the plank

  1. 1 :  to walk under compulsion over the side of a ship into the sea

  2. 2 :  to resign an office or position under compulsion

walk through

  1. 1 :  to go through (a theatrical role, a familiar activity, etc.) perfunctorily (as in an early stage of rehearsal)

  2. 2 :  to guide (someone, such as a novice) through an unfamiliar or complex procedure step-by-step

  3. 3 :  to deal with or carry out perfunctorily

Examples of walk in a Sentence

  1. Is your grandson walking yet?

  2. He walks home from school every day.

  3. It's not far; you can walk there in five minutes.

  4. It was a while after the accident before she could walk again.

  5. He walked away without saying goodbye!

  6. She turned and walked away from him.

  7. The driver walked away from the accident unharmed.

  8. They walk around the neighborhood every morning for exercise.

  9. We walked around the city all day seeing the sights.

  10. He walked to the store.

Origin and Etymology of walk

partly from Middle English walken (past welk, past participle walken), from Old English wealcan to roll, toss, journey about (past weolc, past participle wealcen) and partly from Middle English walkien (past walked, past participle walked), from Old English wealcian to roll up, muffle up; akin to Middle Dutch walken to knead, press, full




Definition of walk

  1. 1a :  an act or instance of going on foot especially for exercise or pleasure go for a walkb :  space walk

  2. 2 :  an accustomed place of walking :  haunt

  3. 3 :  a place designed for walking:a :  a railed platform above the roof of a dwelling houseb (1) :  a path specially arranged or paved for walking (2) :  sidewalkc :  a public avenue for promenading :  promenaded :  ropewalk

  4. 4 :  a place or area of land in which animals feed and exercise with minimal restraint

  5. 5 :  distance to be walked a quarter mile walk from here

  6. 6 British :  a ceremonial procession

  7. 7 :  manner of living :  conduct, behavior

  8. 8a :  the gait of a biped in which the feet are lifted alternately with one foot not clear of the ground before the other touchesb :  the gait of a quadruped in which there are always at least two feet on the ground; specifically :  a 4-beat gait of a horse in which the feet strike the ground in the sequence near hind, near fore, off hind, off forec :  a low rate of speed the shortage of raw materials slowed production to a walk

  9. 9 :  a route regularly traversed by a person in the performance of a particular activity (such as patrolling, begging, or vending)

  10. 10 :  characteristic manner of walking his walk is just like his father's

  11. 11a :  social or economic status all walks of lifeb (1) :  range or sphere of action :  field, province (2) :  vocation

  12. 12 :  base on balls

  13. 13 :  an easy victory won in a walk

walk in the park

  1. :  an easy or pleasurable experience

Examples of walk in a Sentence

  1. The cliff walk along the ocean is very popular.

  2. Many exotic plants can be found along the walk.

First Known Use of walk

13th century

WALK Defined for English Language Learners



Definition of walk for English Language Learners

  • : to move with your legs at a speed that is slower than running

  • : to go with (someone) to a place by walking : to walk with (someone)

  • : to cause (an animal) to go for a walk with you : to take (an animal) for a walk



Definition of walk for English Language Learners

  • : an act of walking : an act of going somewhere by walking

  • : a place or path for walking

  • : an organized event in which people walk to raise money for a particular cause or group

WALK Defined for Kids



verb \ˈwȯk\

Definition of walk for Students




  1. 1 :  to move or cause to move along on foot at a natural slow pace I walk to school.

  2. 2 :  to cover or pass over on foot We walked 20 miles.

  3. 3 :  to go with (a person or animal) by walking Will you walk me home?

  4. 4 :  to go or cause to go to first base after four balls in baseball



walk out

  1. 1 :  to leave suddenly and unexpectedly

  2. 2 :  to go on strike




Definition of walk for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of moving along on foot at a natural slow pace

  2. 2 :  a place or path for walking My dog ran up the walk to greet me.

  3. 3 :  distance to be walked often measured in time required by a walker to cover Her house is a long walk from here.

  4. 4 :  way of walking He approached with a confident walk.

  5. 5 :  an advance to first base after four balls in baseball

  6. 6 :  position in life or the community

  7. 7 :  a slow way of moving by a horse

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