Definitions

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

  • adjective Able to walk, especially in spite of injury or illness.
  • adjective Regarded as having the capabilities or qualities of a specified object.
  • adjective Used, intended, or suitable for walking.
  • adjective Marked by the act of walking.
  • adjective Guided by a person who walks alongside. Used of a machine or farming tool.
  • noun The action of one that walks.
  • noun The state of the surface on which one walks.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • a. & n. from walk, v.
  • See Beam, 10.
  • a kind of traveling crane. See under Crane.
  • (Bot.) See Walking leaf, below.
  • (Zoöl.) any one of numerous species of Asiatic fishes of the genus Ophiocephalus, some of which, as Ophiocephalus 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.
  • (Theater), [Cant] an actor who usually fills subordinate parts which require a gentlemanly appearance but few words.
  • (Theater), [Cant] an actress who usually fills such parts as require only a ladylike appearance on the stage.
  • (Bot.), (Zoöl.) A leaf insect. See under Leaf.
  • [Colloq.] an order to leave; dismissal, as from office.
  • (Zoöl.) A stick insect; -- called also walking straw. See Illust. of Stick insect, under Stick.
  • (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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
  • adjective close enough to be walked to

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Examples

  • Lastly, I think that walking in the Spirit means _walking in hope_.

    The Life of Duty, v. 2 A year's plain sermons on the Gospels or Epistles

  • "We used the term walking on eggshells because any misstep, even if we didn't know that it was a misstep, could set off the minefield."

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • I don't need a car for those purposes, and the walking is a great boon to elder-health.

    Are autos necessary?

  • And then we sort patients into those who are critically ill, those who are not critically ill but ill and have injuries requiring intervention originally, and those who are what we call the walking wounded, those with minor injuries.

    CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2007

  • (Voice-over): And they've gained more of what they call walking around money.

    CNN Transcript Jun 19, 2006

  • At this point, only walking -- what we call walking wounded.

    CNN Transcript Jul 7, 2005

  • And just to reiterate, several hospitals, obviously, around London, many of them in and around the area are treating the casualties, treating those in critical condition, as well as what they call the walking wounded.

    CNN Transcript Jul 7, 2005

  • And three were transported under what we call walking wounded.

    CNN Transcript Dec 8, 2005

  • Her name was Ruby Gravano, a member of that group of marginal miscreants I had known for years in New Orleans, what I called the walking wounded, whose criminal deeds became a kind of incremental suicide, as though they were doing penance for sins committed in a previous incarnation.

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  • Her name was Ruby Gravano, a member of that group of marginal miscreants I had known for years in New Orleans, what I called the walking wounded, whose criminal deeds became a kind of incremental suicide, as though they were doing penance for sins committed in a previous incarnation.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

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