walking

noun
walk·​ing | \ˈwȯ-kiŋ \

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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Thematic tours, including a bike tour in honor of International Make Music Day in New Haven and a walking tour of Massaro Farms in Woodbridge, both on June 21, and a murder mystery bike tour on June 23. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Arts & Ideas 2018 Wraps Up With Peppy 'Sgt. Pepper'," 18 June 2018 Mayor David Weiss noted that council took a walking tour of its own through the Van Aken District on April 10, including the new buildings that are going up. Thomas Jewell, cleveland.com, "Shaker frees up $850,000 in Vision Fund loans for Van Aken district," 1 May 2018 On the night of their arrests, Lopez said, the group had dinner, participated in convention activities, and took a walking tour of Indianapolis. Carol Robinson, AL.com, "Alabama parents arrested after taking baby to bar found not guilty," 26 Feb. 2018 Get local and book a walking food tour with Tengo Hambre. Kristin Braswell, Sunset, "10 Best Trips to Mexico for Your Travel Personality," 22 Jan. 2018 The Art Deco District made it onto the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, and today, the Miami Design Preservation League offers $25 walking tours of hotels, restaurants and other buildings of interest. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "Best Things To Do In Miami For A Weekend Getaway," 26 Aug. 2016 Kidnappers and Slave Catchers James P. Hurley was giving a walking tour of Bedford-Stuyvesant when someone threw a bottle at a group with another guide. Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek, "New York City Would Really Rather Not Talk About Its Slavery-Loving Past," 15 Apr. 2015 On Friday, McCallop was charged with robbing two Charlestown businesses at gunpoint: a liquor store at 10 Thompson Square on March 19 and June 27, and WAGS dog walking and grooming on Bunker Hill Street on June 15. John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston police arrest suspect in 24 armed robberies," 6 July 2018 The renovations also bring more than five miles of walking and cycling paths as well as an outdoor amphitheater for events and performances. Mary Forgione, latimes.com, "Gateway Arch's $380-million makeover brings renovated museum and visitor center — and a new name," 4 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

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 This developing enclave has contemporary art galleries, fashion boutiques, and third-wave coffee spots, all within walking distance of each other (so there’s no need to keep flagging down taxis), something that’s still rare here. John Wogan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Dubai: The Layover Hub That’s Truly Worth Sticking Around For," 28 Mar. 2018 The feasibility study recommended a Merrillville recreation center be 60,000 to 120,000 square feet and include a fitness center, community meeting space, youth activity area, gym, indoor walking path, swimming pool and outdoor facilities. Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune, "Merrillville balks at $30M rec center cost estimate," 30 Mar. 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

: in human form

walking

adjective
walk·​ing | \ˈwȯ-kiŋ \

Medical Definition of walking 

: able to walk : ambulatory

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