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

  • adj. Able to walk despite injury or illness.
  • adj. Regarded as having the capabilities or qualities of a specified object: a teacher who is a walking dictionary.
  • adj. Used, intended, or suitable for walking: walking clothes; a walking trail; walking distance.
  • adj. Marked by the act of walking: a walking trip.
  • adj. Guided by a person who walks alongside. Used of a machine or farming tool.
  • n. The action of one that walks.
  • n. The state of the surface on which one walks: The walking was treacherous after the ice storm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of walk.
  • n. gerund of walk
  • adj. Incarnate as a human; living.
  • adj. Able to walk in spite of injury or sickness.
  • adj. Characterized by or suitable for walking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from walk, v.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Proceeding at a walk; proceeding on foot; not standing still.
  • n. The act or process of fulling cloth.
  • n. A mode or manner of behaving or living.
  • n. The act of one who or that which walks.

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

  • n. the act of traveling by foot
  • adj. close enough to be walked to


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