walk


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:

Walk \Walk\, v. t.
   1. To pass through, over, or upon; to traverse; to
      perambulate; as, to walk the streets.
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            As we walk our earthly round.         --Keble.
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   2. To cause to walk; to lead, drive, or ride with a slow
      pace; as, to walk one's horses; to walk the dog. " I will
      rather trust . . . a thief to walk my ambling gelding."
      --Shak.
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   3. [AS. wealcan to roll. See Walk to move on foot.] To
      subject, as cloth or yarn, to the fulling process; to
      full. [Obs. or Scot.]
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   4. (Sporting) To put or keep (a puppy) in a walk; to train
      (puppies) in a walk. [Cant]
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   5. To move in a manner likened to walking. [Colloq.]

            She walked a spinning wheel into the house, making
            it use first one and then the other of its own
            spindling legs to achieve progression rather than
            lifting it by main force.             --C. E.
                                                  Craddock.

   To walk one's chalks, to make off; take French leave.

   To walk the plank, to walk off the plank into the water and
      be drowned; -- an expression derived from the practice of
      pirates who extended a plank from the side of a ship, and
      compelled those whom they would drown to walk off into the
      water; figuratively, to vacate an office by compulsion.
      --Bartlett.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Walk \Walk\, n.
   1. The act of walking, or moving on the feet with a slow
      pace; advance without running or leaping.
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   2. The act of walking for recreation or exercise; as, a
      morning walk; an evening walk.
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   3. Manner of walking; gait; step; as, we often know a person
      at a distance by his walk.
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   4. 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.
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            A woody mountain . . . with goodliest trees
            Planted, with walks and bowers.       --Milton.
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            He had walk for a hundred sheep.      --Latimer.
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            Amid the sound of steps that beat
            The murmuring walks like rain.        --Bryant.
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   5. A frequented track; habitual place of action; sphere; as,
      the walk of the historian.
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            The mountains are his walks.          --Sandys.
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            He opened a boundless walk for his imagination.
                                                  --Pope.
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   6. Conduct; course of action; behavior.
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   7. The route or district regularly served by a vender; as, a
      milkman's walk. [Eng.]
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   8. In coffee, coconut, and other plantations, the space
      between them.
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   9. (Sporting)
      (a) A place for keeping and training puppies.
      (b) An inclosed area of some extent to which a gamecock is
          confined to prepare him for fighting.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arm \Arm\, n. [AS. arm, earm; akin to OHG. aram, G., D., Dan., &
   Sw. arm, Icel. armr, Goth. arms, L. armus arm, shoulder, and
   prob. to Gr. ? joining, joint, shoulder, fr. the root ? to
   join, to fit together; cf. Slav. rame. ?. See Art,
   Article.]
   1. The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder
      to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey.
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   2. Anything resembling an arm; as,
      (a) The fore limb of an animal, as of a bear.
      (b) A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an
          invertebrate animal.
      (c) A branch of a tree.
      (d) A slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting
          from a trunk, axis, or fulcrum; as, the arm of a
          steelyard.
      (e) (Naut) The end of a yard; also, the part of an anchor
          which ends in the fluke.
      (f) An inlet of water from the sea.
      (g) A support for the elbow, at the side of a chair, the
          end of a sofa, etc.
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   3. Fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular
      arm; the arm of the law.
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            To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? --Isa. lii.
                                                  1.
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   Arm's end, the end of the arm; a good distance off.
      --Dryden.

   Arm's length, the length of the arm.

   Arm's reach, reach of the arm; the distance the arm can
      reach.

   To go (or walk) arm in arm, to go with the arm or hand
      of one linked in the arm of another. "When arm in armwe
      went along." --Tennyson.

   To keep at arm's length, to keep at a distance (literally
      or figuratively); not to allow to come into close contact
      or familiar intercourse.

   To work at arm's length, to work disadvantageously.
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