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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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The park board has committed to creating a nature preserve with walking trails. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "New pitch for golf practice facility at Highland Park Country Club gets cool reception," 12 July 2018 Surrounding Preservation Park is laced with wooded walking trails. Patricia Harris And David Lyon, BostonGlobe.com, "Goin’ up the country: The rustic appeal of Maine’s Route 26," 21 June 2018 Participants are invited to visit the backyards of six historic homes within walking distance of each other and sample craft beers from 24 breweries and food from six local restaurants. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "5 boozy things to do July 20-21," 11 July 2018 With a border on Beringer Vineyards and multiple wineries within walking distance, staying on the three-and-a-half-acre property affords guests the opportunity to literally wake up among the vines. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "T&C Travel Guide: Napa Valley and Sonoma County, California," 9 July 2018 Matt Moran’s new Barangaroo House is within walking distance, too, so grab an after-noon cocktail at its roof-top Smoke bar before heading back on board. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Sydney: The Black Book," 5 July 2018 The Future of Dogs in Kigali Pets + Ltd., Kigali’s first all-in-one stop for pets, provides veterinary care, grooming, training and walking, and sells retail items like dog leashes and food. Yana Paskova, National Geographic, "Learning to Love Dogs in Kigali," 29 June 2018 Rest often in shady areas or try to stay on the shady side of a walking or hiking trail. Trihealth, Cincinnati.com, "Protect yourself from heat-related illness," 25 June 2018 The company also will construct a fitness area, various walking paths and courts for horseshoes, bocce ball and bean bags. Michelle Mullins, Daily Southtown, "Homer Glen OKs $2.6 million for new playground, sensory garden; work to begin soon," 13 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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