walk

Definitions

  • WHERE THE FATHERS WALKED
    WHERE THE FATHERS WALKED
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v walk obtain a base on balls
    • v walk give a base on balls to
    • v walk take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure "The lovers held hands while walking","We like to walk every Sunday"
    • v walk use one's feet to advance; advance by steps "Walk, don't run!","We walked instead of driving","She walks with a slight limp","The patient cannot walk yet","Walk over to the cabinet"
    • v walk make walk "He walks the horse up the mountain","Walk the dog twice a day"
    • v walk accompany or escort "I'll walk you to your car"
    • v walk traverse or cover by walking "Walk the tightrope","Paul walked the streets of Damascus","She walks 3 miles every day"
    • v walk walk at a pace "The horses walked across the meadow"
    • v walk be or act in association with "We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters","Walk with God"
    • v walk live or behave in a specified manner "walk in sadness"
    • n walk (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"
    • n walk the act of traveling by foot "walking is a healthy form of exercise"
    • n walk the act of walking somewhere "he took a walk after lunch"
    • n walk a slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground
    • n walk careers in general "it happens in all walks of life"
    • n walk a path set aside for walking "after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk"
    • n walk manner of walking "he had a funny walk"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE BEARS OUT FOR A WALK THE BEARS OUT FOR A WALK
"I WALKED IN TO DINNER ON SIR ALEXANDER'S ARM." "I WALKED IN TO DINNER ON SIR ALEXANDER'S ARM."
The Three Bears take a walk The Three Bears take a walk
CHRIST WALKING ON THE SEA CHRIST WALKING ON THE SEA
wolfhound walking with puppies wolfhound walking with puppies
man walking along a road man walking along a road
Out for a walk Out for a walk
"Speug was dragged along the walk." "Speug was dragged along the walk."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Emus cannot walk backwards
    • Walk A frequented track; habitual place of action; sphere; as, the walk of the historian. "The mountains are his walks .""He opened a boundless walk for his imagination."
    • Walk (Sporting) A place for keeping and training puppies.
    • Walk (Sporting) An inclosed area of some extent to which a gamecock is confined to prepare him for fighting.
    • Walk Conduct; course of action; behavior.
    • Walk In coffee, coconut, and other plantations, the space between them.
    • Walk Manner of walking; gait; step; as, we often know a person at a distance by his walk .
    • Walk That in or through which one walks; place or distance walked over; a place for walking; a path or avenue prepared for foot passengers, or for taking air and exercise; way; road; hence, a place or region in which animals may graze; place of wandering; range; as, a sheep walk . "A woody mountain . . . with goodliest trees
      Planted, with walks and bowers."
      "He had walk for a hundred sheep.""Amid the sound of steps that beat
      The murmuring walks like rain."
    • Walk The act of walking for recreation or exercise; as, a morning walk; an evening walk .
    • Walk The act of walking, or moving on the feet with a slow pace; advance without running or leaping.
    • Walk The route or district regularly served by a vender; as, a milkman's walk .
    • Walk To be in motion; to act; to move; to wag. "Her tongue did walk in foul reproach.""Do you think I'd walk in any plot?""I heard a pen walking in the chimney behind the cloth."
    • Walk To be stirring; to be abroad; to go restlessly about; -- said of things or persons expected to remain quiet, as a sleeping person, or the spirit of a dead person; to go about as a somnambulist or a specter. "I have heard, but not believed, the spirits of the dead
      May walk again."
      "When was it she last walked ?"
    • Walk To behave; to pursue a course of life; to conduct one's self. "We walk perversely with God, and he will walk crookedly toward us."
    • Walk To cause to walk; to lead, drive, or ride with a slow pace; as, to walk one's horses; to walk the dog. "I will rather trust . . . a thief to walk my ambling gelding."
    • walk to go with the arm or hand of one linked in the arm of another.
    • Walk To move along on foot; to advance by steps; to go on at a moderate pace; specifically, of two-legged creatures, to proceed at a slower or faster rate, but without running, or lifting one foot entirely before the other touches the ground. "At the end of twelve months, he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon.""When Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus."
    • Walk To move in a manner likened to walking. "She walked a spinning wheel into the house, making it use first one and then the other of its own spindling legs to achieve progression rather than lifting it by main force."
    • Walk To move off; to depart. "He will make their cows and garrans to walk ."
    • Walk To move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement; to take one's exercise; to ramble.
    • Walk To pass through, over, or upon; to traverse; to perambulate; as, to walk the streets. "As we walk our earthly round."
    • Walk (Sporting) To put or keep (a puppy) in a walk; to train (puppies) in a walk.
    • Walk To subject, as cloth or yarn, to the fulling process; to full.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An armadillo can walk under water
    • n walk In the West Indies, a plantation of coffee, cinnamon, cacao, pimento, or other trees yielding valuable fruits or spices.
    • walk To be in action or motion; act; move; go; be current.
    • walk To be stirring; be abroad; move about.
    • walk To go restlessly about; move about, as an unquiet spirit or specter, or as one in a state of somnambulism.
    • walk To move off; depart.
    • walk To live and act or behave in any particular manner; conduct one's self; pursue a particu lar course of life.
    • walk To move with the gait called a walk. See walk, n., 5.
    • walk To go or travel on foot: often followed by an accusative of distance: as, to walk five miles.
    • walk To move, after a manner somewhat analogous to walking, as an effect of repeated oscillations and twistings produced by expansion and contraction or by the action of winds. Chimneys have been known to move in this manner.
    • walk To fall foul of verbally; give a scolding to.
    • walk To eat heartily of.
    • walk To full, as cloth.
    • walk To proceed or move through, over, or upon by walking, or as if by walking; traverse at a walk.
    • walk To cause to walk; lead, drive, or ride at a walk.
    • walk To escort in a walk; take to walk.
    • walk To move, as a box or trunk, in a manner having some analogy to walking, partly by a rocking motion, and partly by turning the object on its resting-point in such manner that at each rocking movement an alternate point of support is employed, the last one used being always in advance of the previous one in the direction toward which the object is to be moved.
    • walk To send to or keep in a walk. See walk, n., 8 .
    • n walk Manner of action; course, as of life; way of living: as, a person's walk and conversation.
    • n walk Range or sphere of action; a department, as of art, science, or literature.
    • n walk The act of walking for air or exercise; a stroll: as, a morning walk.
    • n walk Manner of walking; gait; step; carriage.
    • n walk The slowest gait of land-animals. In the walk of bipeds there is always one foot on the ground; in that of quadrupeds there are always two, and a part of the time three, feet on the ground. When very slow, or with heavy draft-animals when hauling, all four feet touch the ground at once for brief intervals. In the walk of ordinary quadrupeds the limbs move in diagonal pairs, the move ment of the pair not being so nearly simultaneous as in the trot, and varying much in this respect with the different degrees of speed and with the individual habits of the animal. Compare cut under run.
    • n walk A piece of ground fit to walk in; a place in which one is accustomed to walk; a haunt.
    • n walk A place laid out or set apart for walking; an avenue; a promenade.
    • n walk Specifically— An avenue set with trees or laid out in a grove or wood.
    • n walk plural Grounds; a park.
    • n walk A path in or as in a garden or street; a sidewalk: as, a flagged walk; a plank walk.
    • n walk In public parks and the like, a place or way for retirement: as, gentlemen's walk.
    • n walk A piece of ground on which domestic animals feed or have exercise.
    • n walk Specifically— A tract of some extent where sheep feed; a pasture for sheep; a sheep-walk. See sheep-run.
    • n walk A place where puppies are kept and trained for sporting purposes.
    • n walk A pen in which a gamecock is kept with a certain amount of liberty, but separated from other cocks, to get him in condition and disposition for fighting.
    • n walk A district habitually served by a hawker or itinerant vender of any commodity.
    • n walk In the London Royal Exchange, any part of the ambulatory that is specially frequented by merchants or traders to some particular country.
    • n walk A district in a royal forest or park marked out for hunting purposes.
    • n walk A ropewalk.
    • n walk In falconry, a flock or wisp of snipe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Donald Duck lives at 1313 Webfoot Walk, Duckburg, Calisota.
    • v.i Walk wawk to move along leisurely on foot with alternate steps: to pace: to travel on foot: to conduct one's self: to act or behave: to live: to be guided by:
    • v.t Walk to pass through or upon: to cause to walk
    • n Walk act or manner of walking: gait: that in or through which one walks: distance walked over: place for walking, promenade: place for animals to exercise: path: high pasture-ground: conduct: course of life, sphere of action, a hawker's district or round: :
    • v.i Walk wawk (coll.) to move off, depart: to be stirring, move about, go restlessly about (as of a ghost)
    • n Walk (obs.) a hunting-ground
    • n Walk (pl.) grounds, park (obs.)
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Don't look back, just keep on walking.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Any landing you can walk away from is a good one.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If it wasn't for dogs, some people would never go for a walk.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking.”
  • Epitaph
    Epitaph
    “Remember man as you walk by, as you are now so once was I, as I am now, so you will be, so prepare for death and follow me.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Life is a dream walking death is a going home.”

Idioms

Cock of the walk - A man who is excessively confident and thinks he's better than other people is the cock of the walk.
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Dead man walking - A dead man walking is someone who is in great trouble and will certainly get punished, lose their job or position, etc, soon.
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Run before you can walk - If someone tries to run before they can walk, they try to do something requiring a high level of knowledge before they have learned the basics.
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Walk a fine line - If you have to walk a fine line, you have to be very careful not to annoy or anger people or groups that are competing. ('Walk a thin line' is an alternative.)
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Walk a mile in my shoes - This idiom means that you should try to understand someone before criticising them.
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Walk a tightrope - If you walk a tightrope, you have to be very careful not to annoy or anger people who could become enemies.
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Walk in the park - An undertaking that is easy is a walk in the park. The opposite is also true - "no walk in the park".
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Walk on eggshells - If you have to walk on eggshells when with someone, you have to be very careful because they get angry or offended very easily.('Walk on eggs' is also used.)
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Walk the green mile - Someone or something that is walking the green mile is heading towards the inevitable.
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Walk the plank - If someone walks the plank, they are going toward their own destruction or downfall
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Walking encyclopedia - A very knowledgeable person is a walking encyclopedia.
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Walking on air - If you are walking on air, you are so happy that you feel as if you could float.
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Walking on broken glass - When a person is punished for something. e.g. 'She had me walking on broken glass.'
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Walking time-bomb - A person whose behaviour is erratic and totally unpredictable is a walking time-bomb.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan, to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken, to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken, to full, OHG. walchan, to beat, to full, Icel. vālka, to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka, to full, to roll, Dan. valke, to full; cf. Skr. valg, to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian, to roam, ramble, G. wallen,. √130

Usage

In literature:

He walked up to her and clasped her hand.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
He walked leisurely down the length of the shop, pleased as always by its atmosphere.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
They began to walk up and down, much less quickly than Clare had been walking when alone.
"Adam Johnstone's Son" by F. Marion Crawford
Mr. George paid no attention to him, but walked on.
"Rollo on the Rhine" by Jacob Abbott
We walked in silence a little way, boarded a bus, then walked again.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
And he carried his head to one side when he walked, as old and deaf dogs do.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Hannah Ann walked down to the end.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
In the shrubbery they met the twins, walking hand in hand, each with a doll on the disengaged arm.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
I could walk from sunrise to sundown.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He walked along, limping.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
It was a grand thing to walk home with six shillings in his pocket, and to look in at the shop-windows and think what it would buy.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
When you walk, I wish you to keep in the north walk, just beyond the vegetable garden.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
Come, let you and I be seen walking together; you'll get over it best in that way.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
At that moment a slim young man walked slowly past the group.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
He turned and walked slowly towards his place at the table.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
She walked slowly, but she walked nearly the whole day.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
He wanted a place to meditate in, walk up and down, think out his sermons.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
The Maidens were now accustomed to his ingratitude, and so they walked on to the town and transacted their business there.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Crowds of women walked under the Colonade, they often then wore low dresses walking.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
She took walks in all weathers, long walks in solitary directions.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
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In poetry:

Walking the New Earth,
Lo, a divine One
Greets all men godlike,
Calls them his kindred,
He, the Divine.
"The Voyage To Vinland: Bioern's Beckoners" by James Russell Lowell
As Jesus and his followers
Upon a Sabbath morn
Were walking by a wheat field
They plucked the ears of corn.
"The Boy Out Of Church" by Robert Graves
God knows all things -- but we
In darkness walk our ways;
We wonder what will be,
We ask the nights and days.
""To-Morrows"" by Abram Joseph Ryan
But the goodly company,
Walking in that path with me,
One by one the brink o'erslid,
One by one the darkness hid.
"My Dream" by John Greenleaf Whittier
A something, not of earth or sky,
Beside me walks the ways I go,
And I--I never truly know,
If I am it or it is I.
"My Shadow And I" by Freeman Edwin Miller
We are the slaves of those that died
A thousand years ago;
We walk in all our little pride,
We walk and do not know.
"We Are The Slaves" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

There will be a 5K Run/Walk and a 1-mile Survivor Tribute Walk, led by local brain tumor survivors.
Other activities include cake walk, games, moon walk and train rides.
Ever walked into a big chain store and walked out with way more than you had planned to purchase.
We walked the walk, touts Democrat's national chairwoman in Park City.
Prior to his recent walk along the Pacific Crest Trail, he walked to Michigan.
"Ashley," who does not want to be identified, said walking into her home was like walking into a nightmare.
Walkers will walk to raise funds for the walk and the National Down Syndrome Society.
Balance Reward members can earn 10 points for every mile walked thought a "Walk with Walgreens" program.
Balance Reward members can earn 10 points for every mile walked through a "Walk with Walgreens" program.
Dust off the walking shoes, it's Walk to School Day Wednesday.
The woman was walking through the parking lot of the High Street store around 2:40 am when an unknown man walked toward her and said "Hi," according to police.
When your kids were one-year-old, I am guessing you were excited that they were barely walking or hoping they would walk soon.
As the students, decked out in their crazy socks , walked around orange cones setup in the school's parking lot, Colone said there's a reason it's called the ' Sock Walk and not the ' Sock Run.
Ecole Kenwood School first-grader Erin Allison and the rest of the students at the school carry signs and chant as they walk the streets near the school to raise awareness about breast cancer during the third annual "Walk Out Cancer".
Our new walk is located on a beautiful walking path at Penn State Harrisburg in Middletown, PA.
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In science:

Thus if P is the transition matrix for the walk on lattice paths and P1 is the transition matrix for the kids walk, we have P = αI + (1 − α)P1 , so that P1 = (P − αI )/(1 − α).
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
The walk strategies adopted by the walker include the following: random walk (RW), no-back (NB) walk, no-triangleloop (NTL) walk, no-quadrangle-loop (NQL) walk, and selfavoiding (SA) random walk.
Walks on Apollonian networks
In the case q < 1, we show that the random walk can be interpreted as a projection of an isotropic random walk, i.e. a random walk with fixed length steps and uniformly distributed direc tions.
Power-law random walks
In the case q < 1, we show that the q−Gaussian random walk can be interpreted as a projection of an isotropic random walk, i.e. a random walk with fixed length steps and uniformly distributed direction s.
Power-law random walks
Random Walks and Representation by Trees Consider the set B (l) [i, j ] of the points visited on the random graph by a given walk B (l) between i and j , and for each site k ∈ B (l) [i, j ] the first entry, i.e., the edge of G along which the walk (l) reached k for the first time.
Conformal Random Geometry
In this paper we will review how the simplest quantum walk behaves in comparison with a classical random walk, then briefly describe the two above-mentioned quantum walk algorithms.
A random walk approach to quantum algorithms
As already noted, quantum walks are reversible: a quantum walk running backwards is also a quantum walk.
A random walk approach to quantum algorithms
We treat the CTRW as a combination of a random walk on the axis of physical time with a random walk in space, both walks happening in discrete operational time.
Continuous time random walk and parametric subordination in fractional diffusion
The proof of the lemma is based on the fact that, as we already mentioned, the result is known for a symmetric random walk, and that we can explicitly compare the law of a nearestneighbor drifted walk and the distribution P of the simple random walk.
A random walk on Z with drift driven by its occupation time at zero
The down-up walk is more “local” than the traditionally studied random walks with this stationary distribution, such as the random transposition walk when α = 0, θ = 1; this could be useful for Stein’s method.
Commutation relations and Markov chains
In fact, Lemma 3.5 considers two walks, yet the corresponding result for one walk can be obtained by integrating over the second walk.
Random Walk in deterministically changing environment
Our generalized random walk graph kernels are based on a simple idea: given a pair of graphs, perform random walks on both, and count the number of matching walks.
Graph Kernels
We will couple D and Dp so that the walk in D picks the same edges as the walk in Dp , but if Dp fails, then D continues its random walk.
Expanders via Random Spanning Trees
We construct a bounded degree graph G, such that a simple random walk on it is transient but the random walk path (i.e., the subgraph of all the edges the random walk has crossed) has only finitely many cutpoints, almost surely.
Cutpoints and resistance of random walk paths
Given a sample of the simple random walk, the path of the walk (denoted PATH) is the subgraph consisting of all the vertices visited and edges traversed by the walk.
Cutpoints and resistance of random walk paths
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