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walking

noun walk·ing \ ˈwȯ-kiŋ \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of walking

1 : the action of one that walks
2 : the condition of a surface for one going on foot
  • the walking is slippery

Examples of walking in a Sentence

  1. She goes walking every day in the park.

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First Known Use of walking

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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walking

adjective

Definition of walking

1 a : able to walk : ambulatory
  • the walking wounded
b : being the personification of a nonhuman quality or thing
  • a walking encyclopedia
2 a : used for or in walking
  • walking shoes
b : characterized by or consisting of the action of walking
  • a walking tour
3 : that moves or appears to move in a manner suggestive of walking; especially : that swings or rocks back and forth
  • walking beam
4 : guided or operated by a person on foot
  • a walking plow

Examples of walking in a Sentence

  1. a good pair of walking shoes

  2. They were going at a walking pace.

  3. She is a walking disaster.

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First Known Use of walking

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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WALKING Defined for English Language Learners

walking

Definition of walking for English Language Learners

  • : the activity of walking for exercise


walking

Definition of walking for English Language Learners

  • : suitable for walking

  • : capable of being easily walked

  • : in human form


Medical Dictionary

walking

adjective walk·ing \ ˈwȯ-kiŋ \

medical Definition of walking

: able to walk : ambulatory


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