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  1  definition  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 
  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. 
  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 
  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. 
  {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. 

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