walk·​able | \ˈwȯ-kə-bəl \

Definition of walkable 

: capable of or suitable for being walked a very walkable city a walkable distance

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Smith: The front nine is very walkable and the course has some good views of the Cascades, Lake Washington, downtown Bellevue and Mount Rainier. Scott Hanson, The Seattle Times, "Teeing off: The food’s great at historic Jefferson Park Golf Course, but there aren’t many memorable holes," 9 July 2018 Here’s a look at what’s complicating the search: HUGE CAVE COMPLEX Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Chiang Rai province has an impressive entrance area that is easily walkable and has become a tourist attraction. Washington Post, "AP Explains: Why cave search for Thai boys is so complicated," 28 June 2018 Lincoln Road is evolving from a cute mom-and-pop street that was very walkable into a hub for global fashion brands. Rene Rodriguez, miamiherald, "Lincoln Road keeps growing — and its small businesses keep closing," 25 June 2018 This colorful lightweight camper packs 70 square feet of space (42 of which is walkable) into a compact design that's towable by most vehicles. Rebecca Shinners, Country Living, "This Tiny Lightweight Camper Has Room For Everything You Need (And More)," 14 Sep. 2015 The city is eminently walkable, with most of its prized historic districts clustered in a central, car-free zone. Molly Wizenberg, Town & Country, "Vintage Bordeaux," 14 Jan. 2013 But in contrast with the walkable streets, quaint houses, and small shops in the surviving areas of Corktown, the industrial blocks show little to no street life. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Here's what you might not know about Corktown's history," 9 July 2018 In the area: As money flows into Butchertown, this gym hopes to hit it big with baseball Her residents want to be in a walkable community, and NuLu more than provides that. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "The new Main & Clay luxury apartments offer spectacular views," 27 June 2018 The company’s Every Body Walk initiative, launched in 2012, has been credited with bringing attention to pedestrian safety issues and helping cities design more walkable communities. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Kaiser Permanente is investing $200 million to house Americans," 23 May 2018

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1736, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of walkable

: suitable for walking

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