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walking


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Walk  \Walk\  (w[add]k),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Walked};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Walking}.]  [OE.  walken,  probably  from  AS  wealcan  to 
  roll,  turn,  revolve,  akin  to  D.  walken  to  felt  hats,  to  work 
  a  hat,  G.  walken  to  full,  OHG.  walchan  to  beat  to  full, 
  Icel.  v[=a]lka  to  roll,  to  stamp,  Sw  valka  to  full,  to  roll, 
  Dan.  valke  to  full;  cf  Skr.  valg  to  spring;  but  cf  also  AS 
  weallian  to  roam,  ramble,  G.  wallen.  [root]130.] 
  1.  To  move  along  on  foot;  to  advance  by  steps;  to  go  on  at  a 
  moderate  pace;  specifically,  of  two-legged  creatures,  to 
  proceed  at  a  slower  or  faster  rate,  but  without  running, 
  or  lifting  one  foot  entirely  before  the  other  touches  the 
  ground. 
 
  At  the  end  of  twelve  months,  he  walked  in  the  palace 
  of  the  kingdom  of  Babylon.  --Dan.  iv  29. 
 
  When  Peter  was  come  down  out  of  the  ship,  he  walked 
  on  the  water,  to  go  to  Jesus.  --Matt.  xiv. 
  29. 
 
  Note:  In  the  walk  of  quadrupeds,  there  are  always  two  and 
  for  a  brief  space  there  are  three  feet  on  the  ground 
  at  once,  but  never  four 
 
  2.  To  move  or  go  on  the  feet  for  exercise  or  amusement;  to 
  take  one's  exercise;  to  ramble. 
 
  3.  To  be  stirring;  to  be  abroad;  to  go  restlessly  about  -- 
  said  of  things  or  persons  expected  to  remain  quiet,  as  a 
  sleeping  person,  or  the  spirit  of  a  dead  person;  to  go 
  about  as  a  somnambulist  or  a  specter. 
 
  I  have  heard,  but  not  believed,  the  spirits  of  the 
  dead  May  walk  again  --Shak. 
 
  When  was  it  she  last  walked?  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  be  in  motion;  to  act  to  move  to  wag.  [Obs.]  ``Her 
  tongue  did  walk  in  foul  reproach.''  --Spenser. 
 
  Do  you  think  I'd  walk  in  any  plot?  --B.  Jonson 
 
  I  heard  a  pen  walking  in  the  chimney  behind  the 
  cloth.  --Latimer. 
 
  5.  To  behave;  to  pursue  a  course  of  life;  to  conduct  one's 
  self 
 
  We  walk  perversely  with  God,  and  he  will  walk 
  crookedly  toward  us  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  6.  To  move  off  to  depart.  [Obs.  or  Colloq.] 
 
  He  will  make  their  cows  and  garrans  to  walk. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  {To  walk}  in  to  go  in  to  enter  as  into  a  house. 
 
  {To  walk  after  the  flesh}  (Script.),  to  indulge  sensual 
  appetites,  and  to  live  in  sin.  --Rom.  viii.  1. 
 
  {To  walk  after  the  Spirit}  (Script.),  to  be  guided  by  the 
  counsels  and  influences  of  the  Spirit,  and  by  the  word  of 
  God.  --Rom.  viii.  1. 
 
  {To  walk  by  faith}  (Script.),  to  live  in  the  firm  belief  of 
  the  gospel  and  its  promises,  and  to  rely  on  Christ  for 
  salvation.  --2  Cor.  v.  7. 
 
  {To  walk  in  darkness}  (Script.),  to  live  in  ignorance,  error, 
  and  sin.  --1  John  i.  6. 
 
  {To  walk  in  the  flesh}  (Script.),  to  live  this  natural  life, 
  which  is  subject  to  infirmities  and  calamities.  --2  Cor. 
  x.  3. 
 
  {To  walk  in  the  light}  (Script.),  to  live  in  the  practice  of 
  religion,  and  to  enjoy  its  consolations.  --1  John  i.  7. 
 
  {To  walk  over},  in  racing,  to  go  over  a  course  at  a  walk;  -- 
  said  of  a  horse  when  there  is  no  other  entry;  hence 
  colloquially,  to  gain  an  easy  victory  in  any  contest. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Walking  \Walk"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Walk},  v. 
 
  {Walking  beam}.  See  {Beam},  10. 
 
  {Walking  crane},  a  kind  of  traveling  crane.  See  under 
  {Crane}. 
 
  {Walking  fern}.  (Bot.)  See  {Walking  leaf},  below. 
 
  {Walking  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of 
  Asiatic  fishes  of  the  genus  {Ophiocephalus},  some  of 
  which  as  {O.  marulius},  become  over  four  feet  long.  They 
  have  a  special  cavity  over  the  gills  lined  with  a  membrane 
  adapted  to  retain  moisture  to  aid  in  respiration,  and  are 
  thus  able  to  travel  considerable  distances  over  the  land 
  at  night,  whence  the  name  They  construct  a  curious  nest 
  for  their  young.  Called  also  {langya}. 
 
  {Walking  gentleman}  (Theater),  an  actor  who  usually  fills 
  subordinate  parts  which  require  a  gentlemanly  appearance 
  but  few  words  [Cant] 
 
  {Walking  lady}  (Theater),  an  actress  who  usually  fills  such 
  parts  as  require  only  a  ladylike  appearance  on  the  stage. 
  [Cant] 
 
  {Walking  leaf}. 
  a  (Bot.)  A  little  American  fern  ({Camptosorus 
  rhizophyllus});  --  so  called  because  the  fronds  taper 
  into  slender  prolongations  which  often  root  at  the  apex, 
  thus  producing  new  plants. 
  b  (Zo["o]l.)  A  leaf  insect.  See  under  {Leaf}. 
 
  {Walking  papers},  or  {Walking  ticket},  an  order  to  leave 
  dismissal,  as  from  office.  [Colloq.]  --Bartlett. 
 
  {Walking  stick}. 
  a  A  stick  or  staff  carried  in  the  hand  for  hand  for  support 
  or  amusement  when  walking;  a  cane. 
  b  (Zo["o]l.)  A  stick  insect;  --  called  also  {walking 
  straw}.  See  Illust.  of  {Stick  insect},  under  {Stick}. 
 
  {Walking  wheel}  (Mach.),  a  prime  mover  consisting  of  a  wheel 
  driven  by  the  weight  of  men  or  animals  walking  either  in 
  it  or  on  it  a  treadwheel. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  walking 
  adj  1:  close  enough  to  be  walked  to  "walking  distance";  "the 
  factory  with  the  big  parking  lot...is  more  convenient 
  than  the  walk-to  factory"  [syn:  {walk-to(a)},  {walking(a)}] 
  2:  traveling  by  foot;  "she  was  afoot  when  I  saw  her  this 
  morning";  "a  walking  tour  of  the  town";  "a  walking  and 
  talking  doll"  [syn:  {afoot(p)},  {walking(a)}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  traveling  by  foot;  "walking  is  a  healthy  form  of 
  exercise"  [syn:  {walk}] 




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