What does walk mean?

Definitions for walk
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word walk.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. walk, walkingnoun

    the act of traveling by foot

    "walking is a healthy form of exercise"

  2. base on balls, walk, passnoun

    (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 walkingnoun

    manner of walking

    "he had a funny walk"

  4. walknoun

    the act of walking somewhere

    "he took a walk after lunch"

  5. walk, walkway, paseonoun

    a path set aside for walking

    "after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk"

  6. walknoun

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

  7. walk of life, walkverb

    careers in general

    "it happens in all walks of life"

  8. walkverb

    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. walkverb

    accompany or escort

    "I'll walk you to your car"

  10. walkverb

    obtain a base on balls

  11. walkverb

    traverse or cover by walking

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

  12. walkverb

    give a base on balls to

  13. walkverb

    live or behave in a specified manner

    "walk in sadness"

  14. walkverb

    be or act in association with

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

  15. walkverb

    walk at a pace

    "The horses walked across the meadow"

  16. walkverb

    make walk

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

  17. walk, take the airverb

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

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

GCIDE

  1. Walkverb

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

    Etymology: [AS. wealcan to roll. See Walk to move on foot.]

Wiktionary

  1. walknoun

    A trip made by walking.

    I take a walk every morning

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  2. walknoun

    A distance walked.

    It's a long walk from my house to the library

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  3. walknoun

    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.

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  4. walknoun

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

    The Ministry of Silly Walks is underfunded this year

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  5. walknoun

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

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  6. walknoun

    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

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  7. walkverb

    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.

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  8. walkverb

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

    If you can't present a better case, that robber is going to walk.

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  9. walkverb

    Of an object, to be stolen.

    If you leave your wallet lying around, it's going to walk.

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  10. walkverb

    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.

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  11. walkverb

    To travel (a distance) by walking.

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  12. walkverb

    To take for a walk or accompany on a walk.

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  13. walkverb

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

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  14. walkverb

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

    I carefully walked the ladder along the wall.

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  15. walkverb

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

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  16. walkverb

    To traverse by walking (or analogous gradual movement).

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  17. walkverb

    To leave, resign.

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

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

  18. walkverb

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

    Etymology: Probably cognate with Modern English watch and wake.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Walkverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

  2. Walkverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

  3. Walkverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

  4. Walkverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

  5. Walkverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

  6. Walkverb

    to move off; to depart

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

  7. Walkverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

  8. Walkverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

  9. Walkverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

  10. Walknoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

  11. Walknoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

  12. Walknoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

  13. Walknoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

  14. Walknoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

  15. Walknoun

    conduct; course of action; behavior

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

  16. Walknoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. vlka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. 130.]

Freebase

  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!

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Walk

    wawk, v.i. to move along leisurely on foot with alternate steps: to pace: to travel on foot: to conduct one's self: to act or behave: to live: to be guided by: (coll.) to move off, depart: to be stirring, move about, go restlessly about (as of a ghost).—v.t. to pass through or upon: to cause to walk.—n. act or manner of walking: gait: that in or through which one walks: distance walked over: place for walking, promenade: place for animals to exercise: path: high pasture-ground: conduct: course of life, sphere of action, a hawker's district or round: (obs.) a hunting-ground: (pl.) grounds, park (obs.).—adj. Walk′able, fit for walking.—ns. Walk′-around′, a dancing performance by negroes in which a large circle is described, also the music for such; Walk′er, one who walks: (law) a forester: one who trains and walks young hounds: a gressorial bird; Walk′ing, the verbal noun of walk: pedestrianism; Walk′ing-beam, in a vertical engine, a horizontal beam, usually trussed, that transmits power to the crankshaft through the connecting-rod; Walk′ing dress, a dress for the street or for walking; Walk′ing-fan, a large fan used out of doors to protect the face from the sun; Walk′ing-leaf, a leaf-insect; Walk′ing-stick, -cane, -staff, a stick, cane, or staff used in walking; Walk′ing-stick, also a sort of long, slender-bodied bug; Walk′ing-toad, a natterjack; Walk′-ō′ver, a race where one competitor appears, who has to cover the course to be entitled to the prize: an easy victory.—Walk about, a former order of an officer to a sentry, waiving the customary salute; Walk away from, to distance easily; Walk′er! a slang interjection of incredulity (also Hookey Walker!); Walking gentleman, lady, a gentleman, lady, who plays ornamental but unimportant parts on the stage; Walk into (coll.), to beat: to storm at: to eat heartily of; Walk one's chalks, to quit, go away without ceremony; Walk tall, to behave haughtily; Walk the chalk, chalk-mark, to keep a correct course in manners or morals; Walk the hospitals, to be a student under clinical instruction at a general hospital or infirmary; Walk with, to attend as a sweetheart.—Heel-and-toe walk, a mode of walking in which the heel of one foot is put on the ground before the toe of the other leaves it. [A.S. wealcan, to roll, turn; cog. with Ger. walken, to full cloth.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. walk

    To use our feet to move on a surface.

    They do walk to the shops as it is easy.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of walk in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of walk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of walk in a Sentence

  1. Isaiah 4031 Bible:

    They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength they shall mount up with wings as eagles they shall run, and not be weary they shall walk and not faint.

  2. Cyril Connolly:

    No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.

  3. National Weather Service:

    Walk carefully around the outside of your home to check for loose power lines, gas leaks, and structural damage.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Before climbing the summits, you must first walk in the down valleys!

  5. Jonathan Adkins:

    It's really a wake-up call for parents and communities across the country to look around their schools and neighborhoods and put together a plan, they need to make sure there's a safe, clear way for people to walk or bike or do a drop-off.

Images & Illustrations of walk

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Translations for walk

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  • stap, loop, padAfrikaans
  • ተራመደ, መራመድAmharic
  • تمشّى, مشى, مشي, سيرArabic
  • прагулкаBelarusian
  • вървя, отивам, ходяBulgarian
  • ཞབས་གོམ་བཀྱོན, གོམ་པ་རྒྱགTibetan Standard
  • passeig, passejada, caminarCatalan, Valencian
  • chodit, jít, procházkaCzech
  • cerddedWelsh
  • vandre, vandretur, gå fri, gangart, gå, fodsti, gang, gå tur med, gåturDanish
  • spazieren gehen, gehen, begleiten, wegkommen, Spaziergang, werden, Weg, laufen, freikommen, freilassen, wandern, ausführenGerman
  • βαδίζω, περπατώ, ΠερπατήστεGreek
  • marŝo, promeni, promenoEsperanto
  • trayecto, pasear, caminar, paseo, andares, andar, acompañar, trechoSpanish
  • kõndima, jalutuskäikEstonian
  • ibiliBasque
  • گام زدن, پیاده رفتن, پیاده‌روی, گشتن, راه رفتنPersian
  • vapaataival, taluttaa, ulkoiluttaa, kävellä, kävelyretki, kävelytyyli, käydä, kävelytie, kävely, lähteä kävelemään, lähteä, kävelymatka, kävelyttää, vanuttaa, saattaaFinnish
  • se casser, ficher le camp, marcher, démarche, balade, se barrer, accompagner, battre, faire, raccompagner, marche, but-sur-balles, à pied, promener, s'envoler, allée, se tirer, se promener, parcourir, promenadeFrench
  • geanWestern Frisian
  • siúl, siúil, siúlánIrish
  • coiseachd, coisichScottish Gaelic
  • camiñar, andarGalician
  • הלך, לקח לטיול, צורת הליכה, טיול, הוליך, הָלִיכָהHebrew
  • जाना, टहलना, चलना, टहल लोHindi
  • séta, menni, járniHungarian
  • զբոսանք, քայլելArmenian
  • ambular, promenarInterlingua
  • jalan, berjalanIndonesian
  • promenarIdo
  • labba, gangaIcelandic
  • camminare, camminata, andare a piedi, sodareItalian
  • לָלHebrew
  • 散歩, 歩き回る, フォアボール, 歩く, 歩道, 四球, 徒歩Japanese
  • სვლა, სიარულიGeorgian
  • ដើរKhmer
  • 가다, 걷다, 산책Korean
  • ڕۆیشتن, پیاسهKurdish
  • vado, perigrinatio, iter, gradior, ambulo, inambulo, via, ambulateLatin
  • ຍ່າງLao
  • vaikščioti, eitiLithuanian
  • staigāt, ietLatvian
  • haere-a-waewaeMāori
  • од, пешачи, врвица, шета, иде, прошетува, патека, прошетка, одиMacedonian
  • явган явахMongolian
  • chalaneMarathi
  • berjalanMalay
  • လမ်းလျှောက်, လျှောက်Burmese
  • uitlaten, loopje, lopen, wandeling, wandelen, vrijuit gaan, stappen, padDutch
  • gå, gå på tur med, vandre, slippe løs, spasere, gå ut med hundenNorwegian
  • passejada, marcharOccitan
  • ਚਲਣਾPanjabi, Punjabi
  • chodzić, spacer, iść, spacerowaćPolish
  • caminhar, caminhada, andar, passearPortuguese
  • riyQuechua
  • chaminarRomansh
  • umbla, merge, mers pe josRomanian
  • идти, прогулка, выгулять, пойти, выгуливать, походить, ходитьRussian
  • चलतिSanskrit
  • ходати, ići, ићи, hodatiSerbo-Croatian
  • chodiť, ísť krokom, ísť, ísť pešiSlovak
  • sprehod, hoditi, sprehoditi, prehoditi, itiSlovene
  • e savaliSamoan
  • eciAlbanian
  • promenad, gå ut med hunden, få fötter, gå, leda, gå ut och gå, gång, sluta, vandra, vandring, slippa lös, promeneraSwedish
  • kutembeaSwahili
  • வாக், நடTamil
  • కాలి బాట, నడక, నడుచుట, నడిచిTelugu
  • гаштанTajik
  • เดินThai
  • paglakad, lakarin, lakad, ilakad, parada, lakaran, nilakadTagalog
  • yürüyüş, yürümekTurkish
  • haereTahitian
  • прогулянка, ходитиUkrainian
  • چلنا, ٹہلنا, جاناUrdu
  • đi dạo, đi bộVietnamese
  • שפּאַצירן, גייןYiddish
  • Chinese
  • ukuhambaZulu

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    the act of catching an object with the hands
    • A. sweep
    • B. snap
    • C. flair
    • D. scholastic

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