What does walking mean?

Definitions for walking
ˈwɔ kɪŋwalk·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. walk, walkingadjective

    the act of traveling by foot

    "walking is a healthy form of exercise"

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

    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. walkingadjective

    Incarnate as a human; living.

  2. walkingadjective

    Able to walk in spite of injury or sickness.

  3. walkingadjective

    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. walkingverb

    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

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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. Mariana Fulger:

    You can love a person for walking the same roads as you every dusk or dawn. You can love a person a lot by teaching him to love people, thus himself. You can love someone like no one has ever loved or will ever love them, but you can’t ask anyone to love you.

  2. Jim Phillips:

    The U.S. State Department has been looking into reports of chlorine gas attacks since at least April 2014, the administration is slow-walking its investigation.

  3. Darlene Perkins:

    Lord, when is this going to end? we don't want to be afraid. We are not going to be silenced and shut in the house by fear because the next thing that happens is fear. You thinking if you're walking down the street the police going to pull you over for walking.

  4. Yvonne Anderson:

    We had one goal to get a medal, and unfortunately we're not walking with it.

  5. James White:

    When you look at a 20% increase walking in and then you see a 4% reduction by the end of the year, that tells you that your strategies are moving in the right direction, from a benchmarking standpoint, yes we've had some reductions that we're proud of, but at the same time, those numbers mean nothing when you've got to tell a mother that her son was shot or a wife that her husband was shot.

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