from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that walks, especially a contestant in a footrace.
  • n. A frame device used to support someone, such as an infant learning to walk or a convalescent learning to walk again.
  • n. A shoe specially designed for walking comfortably. Often used in the plural.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The agent noun of to walk: a person who walks or a thing which walks, especially a pedestrian or a participant in a walking race.
  • n. A walking frame.
  • n. A shoe designed for comfortable walking.
  • n. A person who walks (or waulks) cloth, that is, who fulls it.
  • n. A male escort who accompanies a woman to an event.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who walks; a pedestrian.
  • n. That with which one walks; a foot.
  • n. A forest officer appointed to walk over a certain space for inspection; a forester.
  • n. A fuller of cloth.
  • n. Any ambulatorial orthopterous insect, as a stick insect.
  • n. A shift superintendent or assistant superintendent who supervises several shifters(4} and their crews. Since these crews are usually separated by some distance, the walker is frequently seen walking between them. Also called walking boss.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who fulls cloth; a fuller.
  • n. One who deports himself in a denned manner.
  • n. One who walks; a pedestrian: as, a fast
  • n. In English forest law, an officer appointed to walk over a certain space for inspection; a forester.
  • n. A prowler; one who goes about to do evil.
  • n. One who trains or walks young honnds. See walk, transitive verb, 6, and n., 8 .
  • n. In ornithology:
  • n. A bird of terrestrial but not aquatic habits; especially, one of the Gallinæ: correlated with percher, wader, and swimmer.
  • n. A bird which belongs to the perching group. but which, when on the ground, advances by moving one foot after the other, instead of both together; a gradient or gressorial as dis tinguished from a saltatorial bird.
  • n. plural In entomology, the ambulatory orthopterous insects of the family Phasmid æ; the phasmids or walking-sticks. See Gressoria.
  • n. That with which one walks; a foot; a leg.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a light enclosing framework (trade name Zimmer) with rubber castors or wheels and handles; helps invalids or the handicapped or the aged to walk
  • n. United States writer (born in 1944)
  • n. New Zealand runner who in 1975 became the first person to run a mile in less that 3 minutes and 50 seconds (born in 1952)
  • n. a shoe designed for comfortable walking
  • n. an enclosing framework on casters or wheels; helps babies learn to walk
  • n. a person who travels by foot


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Middle English walkere, from Old English wealcere.



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