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walking

[waw-king]
adjective
1.
considered as a person who can or does walk or something that walks: The hospital is caring for six walking patients. He's walking proof that people can lose weight quickly.
2.
used for or as an aid in walking: She put on her walking shoes and went out.
3.
suitable for, characterized by, or consisting of walking: True sightseeing is a walking affair. We took a walking tour of Spain.
4.
of or pertaining to an implement or machine drawn by a draft animal and operated or controlled by a person on foot: a walking plow.
5.
of or pertaining to a mechanical part that moves back and forth.
noun
6.
the act or action of a person or thing that walks: Walking was the best exercise for him.
7.
the manner or way in which a person walks.
8.
the state or condition of the surface, terrain, etc., on which a person walks: The walking is dry over here.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see walk, -ing2, -ing1

nonwalking, adjective, noun
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walking (ˈwɔːkɪŋ)
 
adj
(of a person) considered to possess the qualities of something inanimate as specified: he is a walking encyclopedia

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Word Origin & History

walking
c.1400, pp. adj. from walk (v.). Walking sickness, one in which the sufferer is able to get about and is not bed-ridden, is from 1846. Walking wounded is recorded from 1917. Walking bass is attested from 1939 in jazz slang. Walking stick is recorded from 1580; the insect so called from 1760.
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walk (wôk)
v. walked, walk·ing, walks
To move over a surface by taking steps with the feet at a pace slower than a run. n.

  1. The gait of a human in which the feet are lifted alternately with one part of a foot always on the ground.

  2. The characteristic way in which one walks.

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