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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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 Just one problem: said wife was about to give birth and Isaac had been bitten by a walker. Dalton Ross, EW.com, "Fear the Walking Dead showrunners answer season premiere burning questions," 12 Oct. 2020 Her husband and his siblings are helping their father, who's 87, get out with a walker several times a week. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Prescription for COVID-19 fatigue: Spiritual leaders say simplify life, be generous, listen to your children," 30 Sep. 2020 In finding the home unsuitable for Bocklett — who uses a walker — Judge Howard Shore cited the home’s close proximity to children, including a nearby bus stop and business. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Pauma Valley house withdrawn as potential home for Humboldt County sexually violent predator," 25 Sep. 2020 Sometimes members take her outside for a stroll, occasionally transporting her atop a walker. Mary Jacobs, Dallas News, "Pandemic pep squads chase away isolation for seniors," 24 Aug. 2020 One woman in a purple robe had a black shirt on a hanger clinging to her walker. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "‘Horrifying’ Glass Fire and Shady Fire burn homes, force evacuations from Santa Rosa to Napa," 28 Sep. 2020 Williams is in her 70s and marched in the demonstration using a walker. CBS News, "Louisville sees third straight night of Breonna Taylor protests despite curfew," 26 Sep. 2020 When Fouts was found by a dog walker, his pockets were inside out and his wallet and self-phone were missing, according to the affidavit. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, "Wife, friend may have poisoned husband with mushrooms, Hamilton County Sheriff says," 22 Sep. 2020 Christopher Ruggles, a 49-year-old dog walker who lives in Arizona, said he's been living with COVID-19 symptoms since mid-March. Stephanie Innes, USA TODAY, "'It does affect more than your lungs': Why COVID-19 survivors may need to get screened for heart damage," 22 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of walker


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Walker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walker. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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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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