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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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