walk·​er | \ ˈwȯ-kər How to pronounce walker (audio) \

Definition of walker

 (Entry 1 of 4)

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


biographical name (1)
Walk·​er | \ ˈwȯ-kər How to pronounce Walker (audio) \

Definition of Walker (Entry 2 of 4)

Alice Malsenior 1944–     American writer


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Definition of Walker (Entry 3 of 4)

John E(rnest) 1941–     British biochemist


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Definition of Walker (Entry 4 of 4)

William 1824–1860 American filibuster

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Synonyms for walker

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of walker in a Sentence

Noun 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: Noun Every registered runner or walker will receive a T-shirt and a medal handed out by a Special Olympian. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, 14 Oct. 2021 The dog escaped while on a walk with a dog walker at Millennium Park, Alkins said. BostonGlobe.com, 13 Oct. 2021 The finale to The Walking Dead's season 11, part 1 (apparently the final season is coming in parts now as opposed to the traditional midseason break) began with the Reapers spotting Maggie's walker horde outside their walls. Nick Romano, EW.com, 11 Oct. 2021 An ubiquitous walker who seemed to be everywhere at once, Mr. Shivers created walking routes for a full-length guidebook to waterfront Baltimore and surrounding neighborhoods, and enjoyed leading popular walking tours. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, 10 Oct. 2021 The content writer is the tightrope walker whose task is to entertain and delight you. John Hall, Forbes, 12 Sep. 2021 Vastly outnumbered and left with little options, Connie slathers herself with the remnants of a dead walker in the house and then opens the door to let the live walkers from outside feed on these cannibals. Nick Romano, EW.com, 27 Sep. 2021 Her body was found in a park by a dog walker the following day, buried underneath a pile of leaves. Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2021 Ryan Fischer, Lady Gaga’s dog walker on the night that two of her three Frenchies were stolen, knows his healing journey might be hard for others to understand. Seth Liss, Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of walker


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Oct 2021

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“Walker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walker. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of walker

: someone who walks especially for exercise
: someone who walks in a specified way
: a frame that is designed to support someone (such as a baby or an injured or elderly person) who needs help walking


walk·​er | \ ˈwȯ-kər How to pronounce walker (audio) \

Medical Definition of walker

: a framework designed to support an infant learning to walk or an infirm or physically disabled person

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