walker

noun

walk·​er ˈwȯ-kər How to pronounce walker (audio)
1
: one that walks: such as
a
: a competitor in a walking race
b
: a peddler going on foot
c
: a temporary male escort of socially prominent women attending usually public events
2
: something used in walking: such as
a
: a framework designed to support a baby learning to walk or an infirm or physically disabled person
b
: a walking shoe

Examples of walker in a Sentence

She joined a group of walkers in the neighborhood. I began to lose weight after I gave up my sedentary lifestyle and became a daily walker.
Recent Examples on the Web Nicholas also nearly got Glenn killed, after shooting himself and bringing Glenn down into a horde of hungry walkers. Josh Wigler, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Mar. 2024 After historic storms sent floodwaters surging into her nearby home two months ago, Lopez, 81, and her 59-year-old son Richard have been staying in a small room with two double beds, a microwave and just enough room for two walkers. Maura Fox, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Mar. 2024 Instead, Chase finds himself in the midst of a murder inquiry when another walker, Ronald Gretz, is pushed off a cliff, dying instantly. Karen MacPherson, Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2024 Simply put, Google Maps is the most well-rounded mapping service for commuters, walkers, bikers, and urban explorers, earning it our Editors' Choice award for navigation apps. PCMAG, 21 Mar. 2024 In some outdoor spaces such as San Francisco’s Presidio, a national park site, park managers will put signs near den areas alerting hikers and walkers to stay away from the area. Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2024 Today, scores of travelers are exploring ancient trails including nearly 500,000 walkers completing Spain’s famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Lipi Roy, Md, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 And people whose jobs are in outdoor settings bore the brunt of the poor air quality — mostly those in blue-collar industries (like construction) and gig workers (like dog walkers or delivery drivers). Morgan Haefner, Quartz, 26 Feb. 2024 That is, of course, unless a horde of walkers (or the Civic Republic) intercedes. Andrew Torgan, CNN, 25 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of walker was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Walker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walker. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

walker

noun
walk·​er ˈwȯ-kər How to pronounce walker (audio)
1
: one that walks
2
: something used in walking
especially : a framework that supports a baby learning to walk or an infirm or disabled person

Medical Definition

walker

noun
walk·​er ˈwȯ-kər How to pronounce walker (audio)
: a framework designed to support an infant learning to walk or an infirm or physically disabled person

Biographical Definition

Walker 1 of 3

biographical name (1)

Walk·​er ˈwȯ-kər How to pronounce Walker (audio)
Alice Malsenior 1944–     American writer

Walker

2 of 3

biographical name (2)

John E(rnest) 1941–     British biochemist

Walker

3 of 3

biographical name (3)

William 1824–1860 American filibuster

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