walking

noun
walk·​ing | \ ˈwȯ-kiŋ How to pronounce walking (audio) \

Definition of walking

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

walking

adjective

Definition of walking (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : able to walk : ambulatory the walking wounded
b : being the personification of a nonhuman quality or thing a walking encyclopedia
2a : 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

Noun

She goes walking every day in the park.

Adjective

a good pair of walking shoes They were going at a walking pace. She is a walking disaster.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Liv’s Shack is a logical favorite for boaters at the marina, as well as Old Saybrook residents, longtime Oyster Bar customers and visitors to Saybrook Point Inn, which is within short walking distance. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "‘No mayo’ is the lobster roll motto at Liv’s Shack in Old Saybrook," 21 June 2019 Juneau's downtown restaurant options, within walking distance of the Capitol, include a Subway sandwich shop. Author: Mark Thiessen, Becky Bohrer, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska lawmakers weigh Dunleavy’s call for a special session in Wasilla," 20 June 2019 Within short walking distance from the range is Bard's Burgers and Chili. Andrea Reeves, Cincinnati.com, "Looking for a date night idea? Give archery a shot ... with burgers on the side," 20 June 2019 These days, buyers prefer smaller homes within walking distance to retail, making unloading the suburban mini-mansions of the past exceptionally difficult, and leading many boomers to endure deep price cuts in order to sell. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Baby Boomers Built Big, But Now Nobody is Buying," 19 June 2019 There are 19 museums, Miller Outdoor Theatre, the world-class Houston Zoo, the 18-hole Hermann Park golf course, and Rice University within walking distance. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Condo Life: The Mondrian at the Museums set to deliver a unique living experience," 16 June 2019 Up to 50 lions are roaming loose within walking distance of a South African town – and authorities have decided to keep it this way. Fox News, "Dozens of lions free to roam free near South African town: 'You don't really go jogging or riding a bicycle here'," 14 June 2019 Regular happy hours at venues within walking distance of the office are a great way for the team to relax and hang out together. Leigh Farr, azcentral, "Small Company Rankings," 13 June 2019 As a boy growing up in Santo Domingo, the capitol of the Dominican Republic, Albert Pujols lived within walking distance of the training complex of the Seattle Mariners. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Angels’ Albert Pujols stunned by shooting of David Ortiz in home country," 10 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

All of these were within close walking distance of Ratner’s, which was then the most famous Jewish dairy restaurant in Manhattan. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "In the US, Jews have been eating American Chinese food on Christmas for over 100 years.," 21 Dec. 2018 These favorites are all within walking distance of the Grand Bazaar. Olivia Wells, Town & Country, "Secrets of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar," 14 Jan. 2013 Napa Live Music Crawl Live music in 35 venues, some indoors, some outdoors, all within walking distance of each other. SFChronicle.com, "Events listings," 28 June 2018 The next day was Labor Day, and no pharmacies were open within walking distance of my dad’s house. Alice Bolin, Longreads, "The Daughter as Detective," 26 June 2018 That changed dramatically over the last six months, first with the debut of two new local craft breweries in Napa, both within walking distance of the Fieldwork tasting room that opened in late 2016. Daniel Barnes, sacbee, "What’s new in Napa Valley? Some pretty good beer," 24 June 2018 Theirs is one of six houses and gardens on the tour, all within walking distance of downtown Chagrin Falls. Roxanne Washington, cleveland.com, "Cool Spaces: Chagrin Falls home/garden tour includes retired couple's renovated home: (photos)," 25 Apr. 2018 More than 60 businesses are situated on a couple main streets, all within walking distance of one another. Tara Massouleh, AL.com, "What to do in Mountain Brook's Crestline Village," 18 Apr. 2018 To continue reading this story, TRY IT NOW The creek project, now being rebranded as the San Pedro Creek Culture Park one month before its first segment opens, will include a walking path that’s similar in places to the River Walk. Jasper Scherer, San Antonio Express-News, "San Pedro Creek project rebranded as culture park ahead of Tricentennial opening," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of walking

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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walking

noun

English Language Learners Definition of walking

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the activity of walking for exercise

walking

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of walking (Entry 2 of 2)

: suitable for walking
: capable of being easily walked
humorous : in human form

walking

adjective
walk·​ing | \ ˈwȯ-kiŋ How to pronounce walking (audio) \

Medical Definition of walking

: able to walk : ambulatory

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