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walk·ing

 (wô′kĭng)
adj.
1. Able to walk, especially in spite of injury or illness.
2. Regarded as having the capabilities or qualities of a specified object: a teacher who is a walking dictionary.
3. Used, intended, or suitable for walking: walking clothes; a walking trail; walking distance.
4. Marked by the act of walking: a walking trip.
5. Guided by a person who walks alongside. Used of a machine or farming tool.
n.
1. The action of one that walks.
2. The state of the surface on which one walks: The walking was treacherous after the ice storm.

walking

(ˈwɔːkɪŋ)
adj
(of a person) considered to possess the qualities of something inanimate as specified: he is a walking encyclopedia.

walk•ing

(ˈwɔ kɪŋ)

adj.
1. able to walk; ambulatory: walking patients.
2. living; live: He's walking proof that people can lose weight quickly.
3. designed esp. for walking: walking shoes.
4. characterized or accomplished by walking: a walking tour of Spain.
5. (of an implement or machine) drawn by a draft animal: a walking plow.
6. of or pertaining to a mechanical part that moves back and forth.
n.
7. the act or action of a person or thing that walks: Walking is good exercise.
8. the manner or way in which a person walks.
9. the condition of the surface on which a person walks.
[1350–1400]

Walking


the practice of fortune-telling by walking.
an abnormal fear of walking.
a limp or limping movement.
a type of divination involving walking in a circle.
the act of walking or wandering at night. — noctivagant, noctivagous, adj.
Obsolete. the act of wandering about.
travel from place to place, especially on foot and with the suggestion of a roundabout route.
Obsolete. the act of wandering or rambling around and about.
1. an abnormal conviction that one cannot stand or walk.
2. an abnormal fear of attempting to do either.

Walking

 

See Also: AWKWARDNESS, CAUTION, MOVEMENT, RUNNING

  1. As fond of long walks as hairdressers are of fishing —Colette See Also: PLEASURE
  2. As she walked she lifted her knees high, her feet far out in front of her, like a drum majorette on parade —Nancy Huddleston Packer
  3. A curiously modest gait, like a preoccupied steer —Cynthia Ozick
  4. A heavy man who walked as though he was still a lean one —Pat Conroy

    See Also: FATNESS

  5. His feet strike at the trembling earth like a bailiff pounding a door with an iron bar —Angela Carter
  6. His stride was a sort of ambulatory Rorschach test. One could project anything one fancied into it —James Morrow
  7. His stride was light and long, like that of a man on the moon —Mark Helprin
  8. Light rapid steps … like the hops of a bird —Paul Horgan
  9. The men walked like scissors; the women trod like cats —Katherine Mansfield
  10. My steps became extravagantly buoyant, like those of a high-wire artist walking on a hidden trampoline —Robert Traver
  11. Paced [from room to room] … like a marathon runner cooling down —Gerald A. Kersh
  12. Paced the room like proctors at a college board examination —Scott Spencer
  13. Picked his way as if he were walking on an iceberg —Peggy Bennett
  14. A shambling gait like a trained bear —William Faulkner
  15. Stalked over … like a traffic cop —James Thurber
  16. Step as light as summer air —John Greenleaf Whittier

    A popular variation: “Trod as lightly as if he were walking on air.”

  17. Stiffly, like a man walking the trunk of a tree that bridges a chasm, he began to walk —Anon
  18. Strut like a crow in a gutter —John Ray’s Proverbs
  19. Strut like a fighting cock —George Garrett
  20. Struts like a bandit —Diane Ackerman
  21. Strutting … like an Olympic shot putter —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  22. (I still have) a trotting bounce to my walk, like a middle-aged coyote who lopes along avoiding the cougars and hedgehogs, though still feeling quite capable of snapping up rabbits and fawns —Edward Hoagland
  23. Unsteady but purposeful walk, as if she were on a wheel that misguided her —Eudora Welty
  24. Up and down he went, like a sailor with a limp —Wright Morris
  25. Walked as a man might show off a garden, stopping here and there to pluck a flower —Lawrence Durrell
  26. Walked as if a puppet master dangled her from a set of strings —Jay Parini
  27. Walked as if he were completely alone, like an abdicated king —Beryl Markham
  28. Walked high on his feet, like his shoes were hurting him —Donald McCaig
  29. Walked like a man with a pain in his gut —William H. Hallhan
  30. Walked like two snakes —Maeve Brennan
  31. Walked neither fast nor slow, like a man going to work at a job he didn’t enjoy —Harold Adams
  32. Walked sedately, as though he were being watched —Helen Hudson
  33. Walked very quickly, moving his arms as he walked like a tall thin bird flapping its wings —Jean Rhys
  34. Walk … like an invalid just liberated from the sedentary months of his sickbed —Frederick Exley
  35. Walking sedately back and forth, like a plump abbot who has just found exquisite confirmation of his long-cherished view of paradise —Robert Traver
  36. Walks like a stately yacht listing disconcertingly to starboard —Frank Rich, about Robert Mitchum’s performance in television mini-series, New York Times, 1986
  37. Walk slowly, like one accustomed to be alone —Karl Shapiro
  38. Walk together, like prisoners out for exercise —W. D. Snodgrass
  39. Wandering around like a tit in a trance —Carolyn Slaughter
  40. When he walks, he moves like an engine —William Shakespeare
  41. With those long strides he looks like an antelope when he runs —Gary Thorn
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.walking - the act of traveling by footwalking - the act of traveling by foot; "walking is a healthy form of exercise"
locomotion, travel - self-propelled movement
ambulation - walking about; "the hospital encouraged early ambulation"
noctambulation, noctambulism, sleepwalking, somnambulation, somnambulism - walking by a person who is asleep
stride, tread, pace - a step in walking or running
gait - a person's manner of walking
marching, march - the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind); "it was a long march"; "we heard the sound of marching"
plod, plodding - the act of walking with a slow heavy gait; "I could recognize his plod anywhere"
prowl - the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)
shamble, shambling, shuffling, shuffle - walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet; "from his shambling I assumed he was very old"
wading - walking with your feet in shallow water
Adj.1.walking - close enough to be walked towalking - close enough to be walked to; "walking distance"; "the factory with the big parking lot...is more convenient than the walk-to factory"
close - at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"

walking

noun
Related words
fear basophobia
Translations
pěší turistika
vandretur
käveleminen
hodanje
歩行
걷기
vandring
การเดิน
cuộc đi dạo

walking

[ˈwɔːkɪŋ]
A. N (= act) → andar m, caminar m; (as pastime) → excursionismo m; (= hill walking) → senderismo m (Sport) → marcha f (atlética)
walking is very good for youandar or caminar es muy sano
she found walking painfulle resultaba doloroso andar
I did some walking in the Alps last summerel verano pasado hice senderismo por los Alpes
B. ADJambulante
he's a walking encyclopaediaes una enciclopedia ambulante
the walking woundedlos heridos que pueden/podían ir a pie or andar
C. CPD walking distance N it's within walking distancese puede ir andando
walking frame Nandador m
walking holiday N they went on a walking holiday to Walesfueron a Gales de vacaciones para caminar
a hotel which offers walking holidaysun hotel que ofrece vacaciones con excursiones a pie
walking pace N at a walking pacea paso de peatón, a paso normal
to slow to a walking paceaminorar la marcha a paso normal
walking papers NPL (US) → pasaporte m, aviso m de despido
walking race Ncarrera f pedestre
walking shoes NPLzapatos mpl para andar or (esp LAm) caminar
walking stick Nbastón m
walking tour Nviaje m a pie, excursión f a pie

walking

[ˈwɔːkɪŋ] n
(= action of walking) → marche f
Walking is good exercise → La marche est un bon exercice.
Since he injured his knee, walking is difficult
BUT Depuis qu'il s'est blessé au genou, il a des difficultés à marcher.
(as hobby)randonnée f
I did some walking in the Alps last summer → J'ai fait de la randonnée dans les Alpes l'été dernier.walking-boot [ˈwɔːkɪŋbʊt] nchaussure f de marchewalking distance n
it is within walking distance → on peut y aller à pied
The beach was within easy walking distance of the hotel → On pouvait facilement aller à la plage à pied depuis l'hôtel.walking frame ndéambulateur mwalking holiday nséjour m randonnée
to have a walking holiday → faire un séjour randonnée
We had a walking holiday in the Tyrol → Nous avons fait un séjour randonnée dans le Tyrol.walking pace n
at a walking pace → au paswalking papers npl (US) to give sb his walking papers → flanquer qn à la portewalking shoe nchaussure f de marchewalking stick ncanne f

walking

nGehen nt; (as recreation) → Spazierengehen nt; (= hiking)Wandern nt; there’s some good walking in these hillsin diesen Bergen gibt es ein paar gute Wandermöglichkeiten; we did a lot of walking while we were in Walesals wir in Wales waren, sind wir viel gewandert or gelaufen
adj attr encyclopaedia, miracle etcwandelnd; at (a) walking paceim Schrittempo; the walking woundeddie Leichtverwundeten pl, → die leicht Verwundeten pl; it’s within walking distancedahin kann man laufen or zu Fuß gehen

walking

:
walking bass
n (Mus) einfache Kontrabassbegleitung, → Walking-Bass m
walking boots
plWanderstiefel pl
walking frame
nGehhilfe f, → Gehwagen m, → Gehbock m
walking holiday
n (Brit) → Wanderferien pl
walking papers
n (US) he got his walkinger ist gegangen worden; she gave him his walkingsie hat ihm den Laufpass gegeben
walking shoes
plWanderschuhe pl
walking stick
nSpazierstock m
walking tour
nWanderung f

walking

[ˈwɔːkɪŋ]
1. ncamminare m
to do a lot of walking → camminare molto
2. adj it's within walking distanceci si arriva a piedi
he's a walking encyclopaedia → è un'enciclopedia ambulante
the walking wounded → i feriti in grado di camminare
walking boots → pedule fpl
walking tour (of a city) → giro a piedi
a walking tour of the hills → una lunga gita a piedi sulle colline

walking

مَشْي pěší turistika vandretur Wandern περπάτημα caminata, senderismo käveleminen marche hodanje camminare 歩行 걷기 wandelen gange spacerowanie caminhada ходьба vandring การเดิน yürüme cuộc đi dạo 步行

walk·ing

n. marcha; pp. andando, caminando;
___ stickbastón;
___ supportcaminando con ayuda;
___ pneumonianeumonía errante.
Walking 

walking

n (el) caminar; Walking is good for you..Caminar es bueno para Ud.
References in classic literature ?
He keeps his grandson shut up, when he isn't riding or walking with his tutor, and makes him study very hard.
If the desire to talk came to him when the two were walking in the fields, he sought out a stump or the top board of a fence and with his hands pounding busily talked with re- newed ease.
The two were walking in the fields on a summer afternoon and had stopped to sit upon a grassy bank.
Ned, who was walking along in the darkness, clapped his open hand down on Tom's magazine he was carrying home to read again, and the resultant noise was a sharp crack.
He was walking slowly, dragging his feet along as if he had no purpose.
Farther down, before one of the cottages, a lady in black was walking demurely up and down, telling her beads.
I always fancy I see people walking in these numerous paths and arbors, but John has cautioned me not to give way to fancy in the least.
CHARITY Living Streets is encouraging people to hit the streets for National Walking Month in May.
Cllr Paul Thomas, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet Member for Healthy Gwynedd said: "All the walks are between 2-5 miles, and are ideal for people who want to start walking with a group of people or with groups led by a qualified walk leader.
There is an abundance of walking festivals in the National Park during 2014, offering walks that range from a short amble to a full-scale yomp, and some that are aimed at families or themed around wildlife or geology, etc.
It's time to take action, sign up, and get walking.
KEEN walkers and nature lovers are invited to take part in the National Trust's first-ever walking festival.