walking


walking
walking (adj.) c.1400, prp. adjective from WALK (Cf. 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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  • Walking — Walk ing, a. & n. from {Walk}, v. [1913 Webster] {Walking beam}. See {Beam}, 10. {Walking crane}, a kind of traveling crane. See under {Crane}. {Walking fern}. (Bot.) See {Walking leaf}, below. {Walking fish} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of numerous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • walking — [wôk′iŋ] adj. 1. a) that walks b) that is able to walk 2. for use by a walker, hiker, etc. 3. characterized by walking, hiking, etc. [a walking trip through Wales] 4. in human form [a walking encyclopedia ] …   English World dictionary

  • Walking — (von englisch: to walk „gehen“ und entsprechend ausgesprochen) ist die freizeitsportliche Variante der wettkampforientierten Sportart Gehen. Eine moderne Variante ist das Nordic Walking, bei dem zusätzlich Stöcke – wie beim Skilanglauf –… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • walking — /waw king/, adj. 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… …   Universalium

  • walking — n. & adj. in senses of WALK n. Phrases and idioms: walking delegate a trade union official who visits members and their employers for discussions. walking dictionary (or encyclopaedia) colloq. a person having a wide general knowledge. walking… …   Useful english dictionary

  • walking — /ˈwɔkɪŋ/ (say wawking) adjective 1. that walks; able to walk. 2. used for or in walking: walking shoes. 3. characterised by or consisting of walking: a walking holiday. 4. of or relating to an implement, machine, etc., drawn by an animal and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • walking — I. noun Date: 14th century 1. the action of one that walks < walking is good exercise > 2. the condition of a surface for one going on foot < the walking is slippery > II. adjective Date: 15th century 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • walking — walk•ing [[t]ˈwɔ kɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) able to walk; ambulatory: walking patients[/ex] 2) living; live: He s walking proof that people can lose weight quickly[/ex] 3) designed esp. for walking: walking shoes[/ex] 4) characterized or accomplished by… …   From formal English to slang

  • walking — walk|ing1 [ˈwo:kıŋ US ˈwo:k ] n [U] 1.) especially BrE the activity or sport of going for walks, especially in the countryside or mountains →↑hiking, rambling ↑rambling ▪ We went walking in the hills. walking boots/shoes walking holiday/tour etc… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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