walker

noun
walk·er | \ ˈwȯ-kər \

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

Walker

biographical name (1)
Walk·er | \ ˈwȯ-kər \

Definition of Walker (Entry 2 of 4)

Alice Malsenior 1944–     American writer

Walker

biographical name (2)

Definition of Walker (Entry 3 of 4)

John E(rnest) 1941–     British biochemist

Walker

biographical name (3)

Definition of Walker (Entry 4 of 4)

William 1824–1860 American filibuster

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Synonyms for walker

Synonyms: Noun

ambler, hiker, rambler, tramper

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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

The walk takes place in the apple orchard, and walkers are welcome to tour the 1 mile route and pick a free bag of Paula Red apples. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Breathe events: Eating right, feeling well and getting moving," 11 July 2018 Like a developer taking a polluted ex-Ford factory in Minnesota and trying to turn it into a walker-friendly, net-zero energy planned community. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "This Week in the Future of Cars: Lofty Goals, Raw Ambition," 7 July 2018 Theorists have long grappled with the question of how individual walkers interact with public space. New York Times, "Take a Photo Here," 27 June 2018 Participants — 958 runners and 277 walkers — completed the three-mile race in about an hour or less, according to a spokeswoman for the association. Lisa Maria Garza, OrlandoSentinel.com, "More than 1,200 people walk, run in Orlando to raise awareness of diabetes," 24 June 2018 Dressed in hot-pink sweatbands and neon leggings, power walkers of yore stepped lively while furiously swinging their arms and, most of the time, chatting to one another about the latest episode of Days of Our Lives. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Power Walking Is the Latest Fashion Nostalgia Trend to Make Moves on the Runway," 18 June 2018 Who's gonna release beige-on-beige velcro walkers first? Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Forget the Dad Shoe—It’s Time for the Grandpa Sneaker," 11 June 2018 The coaches try to tailor the activities to the athletes, so even walkers can compete in a walking race. Janice Steinhagen, Courant Community, "Plainfield Special Olympics Athletes Gear Up For States," 6 June 2018 Slow walkers may have new reason to speed up their stroll. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Why You Should Pick Up the Pace When You Walk," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of walker

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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More Definitions for walker

walker

noun

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

walker

noun
walk·er | \ ˈwȯ-kər \

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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