What does walking mean?

Definitions for walking
ˈwɔ kɪŋwalk·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. walk, walking(adj)

    the act of traveling by foot

    "walking is a healthy form of exercise"

  2. walk-to(a), walking(a)(adj)

    close enough to be walked to

    "walking distance"; "the factory with the big parking lot...is more convenient than the walk-to factory"

Wiktionary

  1. walking(Adjective)

    Incarnate as a human; living.

  2. walking(Adjective)

    Able to walk in spite of injury or sickness.

  3. walking(Adjective)

    Characterized by or suitable for walking.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Walking

    of Walk

  2. Walking

    a. & n. from Walk, v

Freebase

  1. Walking

    Walking is one of the main gaits of locomotion among legged animals, and is typically slower than running and other gaits. Walking is defined by an 'inverted pendulum' gait in which the body vaults over the stiff limb or limbs with each step. This applies regardless of the number of limbs - even arthropods with six, eight or more limbs. The word walk is descended from the Old English wealcan "to roll". In humans and other bipeds, walking is generally distinguished from running in that only one foot at a time leaves contact with the ground and there is a period of double-support. In contrast, running begins when both feet are off the ground with each step. This distinction has the status of a formal requirement in competitive walking events. For quadrupedal species, there are numerous gaits which may be termed walking or running, and distinctions based upon the presence or absence of a suspended phase or the number of feet in contact any time do not yield mechanically correct classification. The most effective method to distinguish walking from running is to measure the height of a person's center of mass using motion capture or a force plate at midstance. During walking, the center of mass reaches a maximum height at midstance while during running, it is at a minimum. Definitions based on the percent of the stride during which a foot is in contact with the ground of greater than 50% contact corresponds well with identification of 'inverted pendulum' mechanics and are indicative of walking for animals with any number of limbs, although this definition is incomplete. Running humans and animals may have contact periods greater than 50% of a gait cycle when rounding corners, running uphill or carrying loads.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Walking

    wawk′ing, n. the act or process of fulling cloth.—n. Walk′mill, a fulling-mill.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Walking

    An activity in which the body advances at a slow to moderate pace by moving the feet in a coordinated fashion. This includes recreational walking, walking for fitness, and competitive race-walking.

Editors Contribution

  1. walking

    Verb form of the word walk.

    They joined a walking group which was very inclusive and went to beautiful places.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'walking' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2424

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'walking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1021

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'walking' in Nouns Frequency: #2084

How to pronounce walking?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say walking in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of walking in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of walking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of walking in a Sentence

  1. Keisha Lance Bottoms:

    We are not on the other side of this, it's like we are in a tunnel, and rather than walking straight toward the light, we're spinning around in circles. We'll never get to the light if we don't continue to do what we've done thus far, and that's to separate ourselves socially from one another.

  2. Graca Machel:

    Looking back, I imagine him tall and proud, walking, and all of them rising to welcome him.

  3. Miles Chambers:

    Walking past that statue every day, knowing that that's a symbol of you being oppressed because of your immediate relationship with racism today -- and your ancestors, family, in the past that have been oppressed and exploited and murdered, tortured and raped -- is a great offense.

  4. Israel Orellana:

    I thought it was my mom’s friends because sometimes they pray and they start dancing, so I get up from my bed and I start walking over to my door. And as I'm opening my door, I make eye contact with the SWAT officer and he pushes up against the door with his shield and he slams me against the wall. He starts screaming at me, ‘Stop resisting! Stop resisting!’.

  5. Steven Wright:

    Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.

Images & Illustrations of walking

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