Definitions for: Walking

[n] the act of traveling by foot; "walking is a healthy form of exercise"

Webster (1913) Definition: Walk"ing,
a. & n. from Walk, v.

Walking beam. See Beam, 10.

Walking crane, a kind of traveling crane. See under

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

Walking fish (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
Asiatic fishes of the genus Ophiocephalus, some of
which, as O. 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.

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) (Zo["o]l.) A leaf insect. See under Leaf.

Walking papers, or Walking ticket, an order to leave;
dismissal, as from office. [Colloq.] --Bartlett.

Walking stick.
(a) A stick or staff carried in the hand for hand for support
or amusement when walking; a cane.
(b) (Zo["o]l.) 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.

Synonyms: walk

See Also: ambulation, gait, locomotion, march, marching, noctambulation, noctambulism, pace, plodding, prowl, shamble, shambling, shuffle, shuffling, sleepwalking, somnambulation, somnambulism, stride, travel, tread, wading

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