walking


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Walk \Walk\ (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Walked; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Walking.] [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. v[=a]lka 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. [root]130.]
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   1. 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.
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            At the end of twelve months, he walked in the palace
            of the kingdom of Babylon.            --Dan. iv. 29.
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            When Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked
            on the water, to go to Jesus.         --Matt. xiv.
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   Note: In the walk of quadrupeds, there are always two, and
         for a brief space there are three, feet on the ground
         at once, but never four.
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   2. To move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement; to
      take one's exercise; to ramble.
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   3. 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.
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            I have heard, but not believed, the spirits of the
            dead
            May walk again.                       --Shak.
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            When was it she last walked?          --Shak.
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   4. To be in motion; to act; to move; to wag. [Obs.] "Her
      tongue did walk in foul reproach." --Spenser.
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            Do you think I'd walk in any plot?    --B. Jonson.
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            I heard a pen walking in the chimney behind the
            cloth.                                --Latimer.
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   5. To behave; to pursue a course of life; to conduct one's
      self.
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            We walk perversely with God, and he will walk
            crookedly toward us.                  --Jer. Taylor.
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   6. To move off; to depart. [Obs. or Colloq.]
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            He will make their cows and garrans to walk.
                                                  --Spenser.
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   To walk in, to go in; to enter, as into a house.

   To walk after the flesh (Script.), to indulge sensual
      appetites, and to live in sin. --Rom. viii. 1.

   To walk after the Spirit (Script.), to be guided by the
      counsels and influences of the Spirit, and by the word of
      God. --Rom. viii. 1.

   To walk by faith (Script.), to live in the firm belief of
      the gospel and its promises, and to rely on Christ for
      salvation. --2 Cor. v. 7.

   To walk in darkness (Script.), to live in ignorance, error,
      and sin. --1 John i. 6.

   To walk in the flesh (Script.), to live this natural life,
      which is subject to infirmities and calamities. --2 Cor.
      x. 3.

   To walk in the light (Script.), to live in the practice of
      religion, and to enjoy its consolations. --1 John i. 7.

   To walk over, in racing, to go over a course at a walk; --
      said of a horse when there is no other entry; hence,
      colloquially, to gain an easy victory in any contest.

   To walk through the fire (Script.), to be exercised with
      severe afflictions. --Isa. xliii. 2.

   To walk with God (Script.), to live in obedience to his
      commands, and have communion with him.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Walking \Walk"ing\,
   a. & n. from Walk, v.
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   Walking beam. See Beam, 10.

   Walking crane, a kind of traveling crane. See under
      Crane.

   Walking fern. (Bot.) See Walking leaf, below.

   Walking fish (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
      Asiatic fishes of the genus Ophiocephalus, some of
      which, as Ophiocephalus marulius, become over four feet
      long. They have a special cavity over the gills lined with
      a membrane adapted to retain moisture to aid in
      respiration, and are thus able to travel considerable
      distances over the land at night, whence the name. They
      construct a curious nest for their young. Called also
      langya.

   Walking gentleman (Theater), an actor who usually fills
      subordinate parts which require a gentlemanly appearance
      but few words. [Cant]

   Walking lady (Theater), an actress who usually fills such
      parts as require only a ladylike appearance on the stage.
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   Walking leaf.
   (a) (Bot.) A little American fern ({Camptosorus
       rhizophyllus}); -- so called because the fronds taper
       into slender prolongations which often root at the apex,
       thus producing new plants.
   (b) (Zool.) A leaf insect. See under Leaf.

   Walking papers, or Walking ticket, an order to leave;
      dismissal, as from office; as, to get one's walking
      papers, i. e. to be dismissed or fired. [Colloq.]
      --Bartlett.

   Walking stick.
   (a) A stick or staff carried in the hand for hand for support
       or amusement when walking; a cane.
   (b) (Zool.) A stick insect; -- called also walking straw.
       See Illust. of Stick insect, under Stick.

   Walking wheel (Mach.), a prime mover consisting of a wheel
      driven by the weight of men or animals walking either in
      it or on it; a treadwheel.
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