Definitions for walkwɔk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to advance or travel on foot at a moderate speed or pace; proceed by advancing the feet alternately so that there is always one foot on the ground in bipedal locomotion and two or more feet on the ground in quadrupedal locomotion.

  2. to move about or travel on foot for exercise or pleasure:

    to walk in the park.

  3. (of things) to move in a manner suggestive of walking, as through repeated vibrations.

  4. (in baseball) to receive a walk.

    Category: Sport

  5. Slang. to go on strike; stage a walkout. to be acquitted.

    Category: Status (usage)

  6. (of spirits) to go about on the earth.

  7. to conduct one's life in a particular manner.

  8. (of a basketball player in possession of the ball) to take more than two steps without dribbling or passing the ball.

    Category: Sport

  9. Obs. to roam.

  10. (v.t.)to proceed through, over, etc., on foot:

    walking London streets by night.

  11. to lead, drive, or ride at a walk, as an animal:

    to walk one's horse.

  12. to force or help to walk, as a person.

  13. to conduct or accompany on a walk:

    He walked us about the park.

  14. to move (a box, trunk, or other object) by a rocking motion suggestive of walking.

  15. (of a baseball pitcher) to give a base on balls to (a batter).

    Category: Sport

  16. to spend or pass (time) in walking (often fol. by away):

    We walked the morning away.

  17. to accomplish by walking:

    to walk guard.

  18. to examine, measure, etc., by traversing on foot:

    to walk the boundaries of a property.

  19. walk off or away with, to take away; steal. to win, as a prize or a competition, esp. with ease.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  20. walk out, to go on strike. to leave in protest.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  21. walk out on, to desert; forsake.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  22. walk through, to rehearse (a play or the like) by reading the lines aloud while doing the designated physical movements. to perform in a perfunctory manner. to guide (someone) carefully, one step at a time.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Showbiz, Informal

  23. (n.)an act or instance of walking.

  24. a period of walking for exercise or pleasure.

  25. a distance walked or to be walked, often in terms of the time required:

    a ten-minute walk from here.

  26. the gait or pace of a person or an animal that walks.

  27. a characteristic manner of walking.

  28. (in baseball) the awarding of first base to a batter to whom four balls have been pitched.

    Category: Sport

  29. a sidewalk.

  30. a place or path prepared or set apart for walking.

  31. an enclosed yard, pen, or the like where domestic animals are fed and left to exercise.

  32. a branch of activity, line of work, or position in society:

    in every walk of life.

  33. (in the West Indies) a plantation of trees, esp. coffee trees.

  34. Brit. the route of a street vendor, tradesman, or the like. a tract of forest land under the charge of one forester or keeper.

    Category: British

  35. Archaic. behavior; conduct.

  36. Obs. a haunt or resort.

Idioms for walk:

  1. walk the plank, to go to one's death by being forced to walk off the end of a board that extends from the side of a ship. to be forced to resign from one's job.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of walk:

bef. 1000; (v.) ME; OE wealcan to roll, toss, gewealcan to go, c. MD, MLG walken to full (cloth), OHG gewalchen matted

Princeton's WordNet

  1. walk, walking(noun)

    the act of traveling by foot

    "walking is a healthy form of exercise"

  2. base on balls, walk, pass(noun)

    (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls

    "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"

  3. walk, manner of walking(noun)

    manner of walking

    "he had a funny walk"

  4. walk(noun)

    the act of walking somewhere

    "he took a walk after lunch"

  5. walk, walkway, paseo(noun)

    a path set aside for walking

    "after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk"

  6. walk(noun)

    a slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground

  7. walk of life, walk(verb)

    careers in general

    "it happens in all walks of life"

  8. walk(verb)

    use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

    "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"

  9. walk(verb)

    accompany or escort

    "I'll walk you to your car"

  10. walk(verb)

    obtain a base on balls

  11. walk(verb)

    traverse or cover by walking

    "Walk the tightrope"; "Paul walked the streets of Damascus"; "She walks 3 miles every day"

  12. walk(verb)

    give a base on balls to

  13. walk(verb)

    live or behave in a specified manner

    "walk in sadness"

  14. walk(verb)

    be or act in association with

    "We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters"; "Walk with God"

  15. walk(verb)

    walk at a pace

    "The horses walked across the meadow"

  16. walk(verb)

    make walk

    "He walks the horse up the mountain"; "Walk the dog twice a day"

  17. walk, take the air(verb)

    take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure

    "The lovers held hands while walking"; "We like to walk every Sunday"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. walk(verb)ɔk

    to move using your legs

    He walked across/around/into the room.; She walks to school.; She walked up and kissed me.

  2. walkɔk

    to travel a distance by walking

    Walk two blocks west and turn right.

  3. walkɔk

    to go with sb as they walk somewhere

    It's dark - I'll walk you home.

  4. walkɔk

    to take a dog outside for exercise

    a man walking his dog

  5. walk(noun)ɔk

    a trip or the distance you travel by walking

    It's a short walk from here.; They went for a walk in the woods.

  6. walkɔk

    from all/many/different cultures, backgrounds, etc.

    People from all walks of life attended the meeting.


  1. walk(Noun)

    A trip made by walking.

    I take a walk every morning

  2. walk(Noun)

    A distance walked.

    Itu2019s a long walk from my house to the library

  3. walk(Noun)

    An Olympic Games track event requiring that the heel of the leading foot touch the ground before the toe of the trailing foot leaves the ground.

  4. walk(Noun)

    A manner of walking; a person's style of walking.

    The Ministry of Silly Walks is underfunded this year

  5. walk(Noun)

    A path, sidewalk/pavement or other maintained place on which to walk. Compare trail.

  6. walk(Noun)

    An award of first base to a batter following four balls being thrown by the pitcher; known in the rules as a "base on balls".

    The pitcher now has two walks in this inning alone

  7. walk(Verb)

    To move on the feet by alternately setting each foot (or pair or group of feet, in the case of animals with four or more feet) forward, with at least one foot on the ground at all times. Compare run.

  8. walk(Verb)

    To "walk free", i.e. to win, or avoid, a criminal court case, particularly when actually guilty.

    If you canu2019t present a better case, that robber is going to walk.

  9. walk(Verb)

    Of an object, to be stolen.

    If you leave your wallet lying around, itu2019s going to walk.

  10. walk(Verb)

    To walk off the field, as if given out, after the fielding side appeals and before the umpire has ruled; done as a matter of sportsmanship when the batsman believes he is out.

  11. walk(Verb)

    To travel (a distance) by walking.

  12. walk(Verb)

    To take for a walk or accompany on a walk.

  13. walk(Verb)

    To allow a batter to reach base by pitching four balls.

  14. walk(Verb)

    To move something by shifting between two positions, as if it were walking.

    I carefully walked the ladder along the wall.

  15. walk(Verb)

    To full; to beat cloth to give it the consistency of felt.

  16. walk(Verb)

    To traverse by walking (or analogous gradual movement).

  17. walk(Verb)

    To leave, resign.

    If we don't offer him more money he'll walk.

  18. walk(Verb)

    To push (a vehicle) alongside oneself as one walks.

  19. Origin: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Walk(verb)

    to move along on foot; to advance by steps; to go on at a moderate pace; specifically, of two-legged creatures, to proceed at a slower or faster rate, but without running, or lifting one foot entirely before the other touches the ground

  2. Walk(verb)

    to move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement; to take one's exercise; to ramble

  3. Walk(verb)

    to be stirring; to be abroad; to go restlessly about; -- said of things or persons expected to remain quiet, as a sleeping person, or the spirit of a dead person; to go about as a somnambulist or a specter

  4. Walk(verb)

    to be in motion; to act; to move; to wag

  5. Walk(verb)

    to behave; to pursue a course of life; to conduct one's self

  6. Walk(verb)

    to move off; to depart

  7. Walk(verb)

    to pass through, over, or upon; to traverse; to perambulate; as, to walk the streets

  8. Walk(verb)

    to cause to walk; to lead, drive, or ride with a slow pace; as to walk one's horses

  9. Walk(verb)

    to subject, as cloth or yarn, to the fulling process; to full

  10. Walk(noun)

    the act of walking, or moving on the feet with a slow pace; advance without running or leaping

  11. Walk(noun)

    the act of walking for recreation or exercise; as, a morning walk; an evening walk

  12. Walk(noun)

    manner of walking; gait; step; as, we often know a person at a distance by his walk

  13. Walk(noun)

    that in or through which one walks; place or distance walked over; a place for walking; a path or avenue prepared for foot passengers, or for taking air and exercise; way; road; hence, a place or region in which animals may graze; place of wandering; range; as, a sheep walk

  14. Walk(noun)

    a frequented track; habitual place of action; sphere; as, the walk of the historian

  15. Walk(noun)

    conduct; course of action; behavior

  16. Walk(noun)

    the route or district regularly served by a vender; as, a milkman's walk


  1. Walk

    "Walk" is a song and the fourth single from Pantera's sixth album Vulgar Display of Power. A live performance of "Walk" is included on Official Live: 101 Proof, and the studio version is also on the band's greatest hits album, The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits!

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. walk

    Traversal of a data structure, especially an array or linked-list data structure in core. See also codewalker, silly walk, clobber.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'walk' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1865

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'walk' in Written Corpus Frequency: #681

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'walk' in Nouns Frequency: #914

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'walk' in Verbs Frequency: #105

Translations for walk

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(the distance covered during) an outing or journey on foot

She wants to go for / to take a walk; It's a long walk to the station.

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