Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who walks; a pedestrian.
  • noun obsolete That with which one walks; a foot.
  • noun (Law) A forest officer appointed to walk over a certain space for inspection; a forester.
  • noun Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot. A fuller of cloth.
  • noun (Zoöl.) Any ambulatorial orthopterous insect, as a stick insect.
  • noun (construction, tunneling) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A walking frame.
  • noun often in the plural A shoe designed for comfortable walking.
  • noun A person who walks (or waulks) cloth, that is, who fulls it.
  • noun A male escort who accompanies a woman to an event.

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

  • noun a light enclosing framework (trade name Zimmer) with rubber castors or wheels and handles; helps invalids or the handicapped or the aged to walk
  • noun United States writer (born in 1944)
  • noun 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)
  • noun a shoe designed for comfortable walking
  • noun an enclosing framework on casters or wheels; helps babies learn to walk
  • noun a person who travels by foot

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English walkere, from Old English wealcere.

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  • 19th century British slang term meaning "I am incredulous!" See here.

    December 26, 2006

  • un passeggiatore (masculine) = a person who travels by foot

    una passeggiatrice (feminine) = a trollop

    (See my list)

    June 28, 2008