Definitions for walking
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word walking.
the act of traveling by foot
"walking is a healthy form of exercise"
close enough to be walked to
"walking distance"; "the factory with the big parking lot...is more convenient than the walk-to factory"
Incarnate as a human; living.
Able to walk in spite of injury or sickness.
Characterized by or suitable for walking.
Walking (also known as ambulation) is one of the main gaits of terrestrial locomotion among legged animals. Walking 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 usable number of limbs—even arthropods, with six, eight, or more limbs, walk.
Walking refers to the act of moving on foot, typically at a slower pace than running or jogging. It involves a coordinated movement of the legs and feet, alternating between lifting one foot off the ground while placing the other foot down to propel oneself forward. Walking is a common and fundamental form of human locomotion, often performed for transportation, recreation, exercise, or as part of daily activities. It is characterized by having one foot on the ground at all times, providing stability and balance while moving.
a. & n. from Walk, v
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
wawk′ing, n. the act or process of fulling cloth.—n. Walk′mill, a fulling-mill.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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.
Verb form of the word walk.
They joined a walking group which was very inclusive and went to beautiful places.
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Rank popularity for the word 'walking' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2424
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Rank popularity for the word 'walking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1021
Rank popularity for the word 'walking' in Nouns Frequency: #2084
The numerical value of walking in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of walking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth.
If Elizabeth Joy want to improve Elizabeth Joy walking ability, most of the exercises need to be done while walking – standing on one foot, reaching, shifting weight from one foot to the other, squatting, tandem walking, stair walking, walking on different surfaces and stepping, in addition, if you want to improve your reaction time, the exercises need to challenge your reactions.
We’re not walking back on our commitment in the state to advance comprehensive reforms, we’re not walking back in this state to right the wrongs of the past. We’re not walking back as it relates to the rules and regulations established by the voters and others that I believe are sound and right.
There are many jobs in the world that require too much walking and talking, not listening. You can do the walking by just talking. But not talking while walking. Listening is bound somewhere.
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- chůze, chozeníCzech
- Gehen, Wandern, Laufen, SpazierengehenGerman
- το περπάτημαGreek
- para caminarSpanish
- پیاده رویPersian
- randonnée, marche à pied, marche, en marchantFrench
- ag siúlIrish
- gyalogló, sétálóHungarian
- a passeggioItalian
- ходьба, гулять пешком, хождениеRussian
- چل رہا ہےUrdu
- đi dạoVietnamese
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