Definitions for: Walk


[n] (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
[n] the act of traveling by foot; "walking is a healthy form of exercise"
[n] the act of walking somewhere; "he took a walk after lunch"
[n] a slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground
[n] careers in general; "it happens in all walks of life"
[n] a path set aside for walking; "after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk"
[n] manner of walking; "he had a funny walk"
[v] obtain a base on balls, in baseball
[v] give a base on balls to; in baseball
[v] be or act in association with; "We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters"; "Walk with God"
[v] take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure; "The lovers held hands while walking"; "We like to walk every Sunday"
[v] use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
[v] make walk; "He walks the horse up the mountain"; "Walk the dog twice a day"
[v] accompany or escort; "I'll walk you to your car"
[v] traverse or cover by walking; "Walk the tightrope"; "Paul walked the streets of Damascus"; "She walks 3 miles every day"
[v] walk at a pace; "The horsese walked across the meadow"
[v] live or behave in a specified manner; "walk in sadness"



Webster (1913) Definition: Walk, n.
1. In coffee, coconut, and other plantations, the space
between them.

2. (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.


Walk, v. t.
1. (Sporting) To put or keep (a puppy) in a walk; to train
(puppies) in a walk. [Cant]

2. 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.


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.]
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.

At the end of twelve months, he walked in the palace
of the kingdom of Babylon. --Dan. iv. 29.

When Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked
on the water, to go to Jesus. --Matt. xiv.
29.

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.

2. To move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement; to
take one's exercise; to ramble.

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.

I have heard, but not believed, the spirits of the
dead May walk again. --Shak.

When was it she last walked? --Shak.

4. To be in motion; to act; to move; to wag. [Obs.] ``Her
tongue did walk in foul reproach.'' --Spenser.

Do you think I'd walk in any plot? --B. Jonson.

I heard a pen walking in the chimney behind the
cloth. --Latimer.

5. To behave; to pursue a course of life; to conduct one's
self.

We walk perversely with God, and he will walk
crookedly toward us. --Jer. Taylor.

6. To move off; to depart. [Obs. or Colloq.]

He will make their cows and garrans to walk.
--Spenser.

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.


Walk, v. t.
1. To pass through, over, or upon; to traverse; to
perambulate; as, to walk the streets.

As we walk our earthly round. --Keble.

2. To cause to walk; to lead, drive, or ride with a slow
pace; as to walk one's horses. `` I will rather trust . .
. a thief to walk my ambling gelding.'' --Shak.

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.]

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.


Walk, n.
1. The act of walking, or moving on the feet with a slow
pace; advance without running or leaping.

2. The act of walking for recreation or exercise; as, a
morning walk; an evening walk.

3. Manner of walking; gait; step; as, we often know a person
at a distance by his walk.

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.

A woody mountain . . . with goodliest trees Planted,
with walks and bowers. --Milton.

He had walk for a hundred sheep. --Latimer.

Amid the sound of steps that beat The murmuring
walks like rain. --Bryant.

5. A frequented track; habitual place of action; sphere; as,
the walk of the historian.

The mountains are his walks. --Sandys.

He opened a boundless walk for his imagination.
--Pope.

6. Conduct; course of action; behavior.

7. The route or district regularly served by a vender; as, a
milkman's walk. [Eng.]

Synonyms: base on balls, manner of walking, paseo, pass, take the air, walk of life, walking, walkway

Antonyms: ride

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