What does walk mean?

Definitions for walkwɔk

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

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"


  1. Walk(v. t.)

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

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


  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

  17. Origin: [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.]


  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.

Suggested Resources

  1. WALK

    What does WALK stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the WALK acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cata Santiago:

    They don’t walk their talk.

  2. Abhishek Shukla:

    Life doesn't walk away, we do.

  3. Sony Pictures:

    Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

  4. Bob Jacobs:

    Walk around a lot during the flight.

  5. Rick Wilson:

    Dismiss it, walk past it, ignore it.

Images & Illustrations of walk

  1. walkwalkwalk

Translations for walk

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

Get even more translations for walk »


Find a translation for the walk definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these walk definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"walk." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 17 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/walk>.

Are we missing a good definition for walk? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for walk:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.