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walking

[waw-king] /ˈwɔ kɪŋ/
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
1350-1400; Middle English; see walk, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
nonwalking, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non walking

walking

/ˈwɔːkɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(of a person) considered to possess the qualities of something inanimate as specified: he is a walking encyclopedia
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Word Origin and History for non walking

walking

adj.

c.1400, present participle adjective 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 1570s; the insect so called from 1760.

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