Walker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n walker an enclosing framework on casters or wheels; helps babies learn to walk
    • n walker a light enclosing framework (trade name Zimmer) with rubber castors or wheels and handles; helps invalids or the handicapped or the aged to walk
    • n walker a shoe designed for comfortable walking
    • n walker a person who travels by foot
    • n Walker United States writer (born in 1944)
    • n Walker New Zealand runner who in 1975 became the first person to run a mile in less that 3 minutes and 50 seconds (born in 1952)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Because he felt such an important tool should be public property, English chemist John Walker never patented his invention — matches.
    • Walker (Law) A forest officer appointed to walk over a certain space for inspection; a forester.
    • Walker A fuller of cloth. "She cursed the weaver and the walker The cloth that had wrought."
    • Walker (construction, tunneling) A shift superintendent or assistant superintendent who supervises several shifters(4} and their crews. Since these crews are usually separated by some distance, the walker is frequently seen walking between them. Also called walking boss.
    • Walker (Zoöl) Any ambulatorial orthopterous insect, as a stick insect.
    • Walker One who walks; a pedestrian.
    • Walker That with which one walks; a foot. "Lame Mulciber, his walkers quite misgrown."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Craven Walker invented the lava lamp, and its contents are colored wax and water.
    • n walker One who fulls cloth; a fuller.
    • n walker One who deports himself in a denned manner.
    • n walker One who walks; a pedestrian: as, a fast
    • n walker In English forest law, an officer appointed to walk over a certain space for inspection; a forester.
    • n walker A prowler; one who goes about to do evil.
    • n walker One who trains or walks young honnds. See walk, transitive verb, 6, and n., 8 .
    • n walker In ornithology:
    • n walker A bird of terrestrial but not aquatic habits; especially, one of the Gallinæ: correlated with percher, wader, and swimmer.
    • n walker A bird which belongs to the perching group. but which, when on the ground, advances by moving one foot after the other, instead of both together; a gradient or gressorial as dis tinguished from a saltatorial bird.
    • n walker plural In entomology, the ambulatory orthopterous insects of the family Phasmid æ; the phasmids or walking-sticks. See Gressoria.
    • n walker That with which one walks; a foot; a leg.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: High-wire acts have been enjoyed since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Antique medals have been excavated from Greek islands depicting men ascending inclined cords and walking across ropes stretched between cliffs. The Greeks called these high-wire performers neurobates or oribates. In the Roman city of Herculaneum there is a fresco representing an aerialist high on a rope, dancing and playing a flute. Sometimes Roman tightrope walkers stretched cables between the tops of two neighboring hills and performed comic dances and pantomimes while crossing.
    • Walker one who walks:
    • Walker (law) a forester: one who trains and walks young hounds: a gressorial bird
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Quotations

  • David Mccord
    David Mccord
    “A pedestrian is a man in danger of his life. A walker is a man in possession of his soul.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. wealcere,. See Walk (v. t.), 3
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wealcan, to roll, turn; cog. with Ger. walken, to full cloth.

Usage

In literature:

WALKER, MAJOR, 168, 169.
"The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876" by J. F. Loubat
His suitcase was at Walker's and it was hardly possible that Walker had forwarded his effects.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
Four months arterwards Henery Walker got an answer to 'is letter from 'is great-uncle.
"Short Cruises" by W. W. Jacobs
It is true, we are but faint-hearted crusaders, even the walkers, nowadays, who undertake no persevering, never-ending enterprizes.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
The commander of the Fifth Wisconsin, Captain Walker, was killed.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
Loudoun Heights in possession of General Walker.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
I am too busy to write, you know," he rambled on in a voice and manner that was amusingly reminiscent of "Walker London.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, April 1893" by Various
Division "D" (Staff Division): J. M. Walsh, Inspector; J. Walker and J. French, Sub-Inspectors.
"Policing the Plains" by R.G. MacBeth
Lady Walker has been calling, and wanted to see you; she used to know your mother.
"Dwell Deep" by Amy Le Feuvre
From Angus we come north to Kincardine, and we there find the celebrated breeder since 1826, Mr Robert Walker, Portlethen.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
But the work of Calhoun and Robert J. Walker had been too well done.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Be careful in time; nothing like that, Walker, nothing like that.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
Plans followed thick and fast, and Charley was chock full of news when he found Billy Walker.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
It ain't decent, the way Walker makes himself prominent in the church, nohow.
"A Circuit Rider's Wife" by Corra Harris
There, after he had been drinking, he was induced to ship as a seaman in a bark bound to Havana, where he first met Walker.
"The Coming Wave" by Oliver Optic
Meantime, spite of the fact that the Walker commission had recommended Nicaragua route, public sentiment began to favor Panama.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Of course Walker is a different sort of man from Darvell.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Samuel Walker, sitting disconsolately by his saddle, expressed himself volubly to Gleeson upon the follies of generosity.
"Colonial Born" by G. Firth Scott
Walker, of Seathwaite, it is recorded, spent most of his time in the parish church; but doing what?
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
Fort Walker had fourteen guns which could bear on an attacking fleet, and Fort Beauregard had twenty.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
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In poetry:

Wade and Silas-Walker cry,--
"Igo and Ago--
Annie's kissin' 'em 'good-bye'!"--
Iram, coram, dago.
""Igo And Ago"" by James Whitcomb Riley
"Walker of Murphy's blew a hole through Peters
For telling him he lied;
Then up and dusted out of South Hornitos
Across the Long Divide.
"The Hawk's Nest" by Francis Bret Harte
Of all the tribe the street contain,
They stood the first in Walker Lane;
By trade were bakers of renown
Chief of the craft in Derby town.
"Courtship" by William Hutton
There was a Young Girl of Majorca,
Whose aunt was a very fast walker;
She walked seventy miles,
And leaped fifteen stiles,
Which astonished that Girl of Majorca.
"Limerick:There was a Young Girl of Majorca" by Edward Lear
Remember the walker upon it?
Meaning leaks from the molecules.
The chimneys of the city breathe, the window sweats,
The children leap in their cots.
The sun blooms, it is a geranium.
"Mystic" by Sylvia Plath
A shot - a blow - a struggle wild - the outlaw with a shriek
Relaxed his hold, and sank beneath the waters of the creek.
'Twas thus the dreaded robber's evil spirit passed away,
Vanquished by brave young Walker, now the hero of the day.
"A Day's Ride" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

(Host) David Walker was the nation's top auditor for several presidential administrations.
Walker shows no sign of conceding in Wisconsin battle.
Everett's Comcast Arena concourse opens for walkers.
Columnist Walker Moore says being content with little accolades is a good thing.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory campaigned in Alamance County on Tuesday with help from Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker.
Walker, also a Republican, is well known for surviving a political recall effort in his state.
( Walker and Walker, Getty Images / May 10, 2012 ).
T Bone Walker stormy monday blues blues legends vol2.
Sandi Walker walks among her dolls at Dolls & Designs by Sandi in Valdese.
Food crawl in Walker's Point.
The body of Phillip E Walker, 54 years old, of Sheridan, Ark.
Over ten thousand runners and walkers took part in the Crim 10-miler last year.
Yukia Walker, 33, of Upper Marlboro (Benjamin C. Sunday, February 13, 2011.
Governor Scott Walker's administration says the current two-year state budget is expected to end with a $342 million surplus next June 30th.
Dall Andree Walker, 69, of Manila, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at his residence in Manila.
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In science:

In case I all random walkers start from the origin O.
I. Territory covered by N random walkers on deterministic fractals. The Sierpinski gasket
All random walkers start from the origin O shown in Fig. 1.
I. Territory covered by N random walkers on deterministic fractals. The Sierpinski gasket
The variation of the distance between them can be mapped to a single walker problem on the same graph.
Branching annihilating random walk on random regular graphs
The stationary state of this system is characterized by the average concentration of walkers (c) that will be determined by using different methods.
Branching annihilating random walk on random regular graphs
This probability density combined with the WOS method is used to remove a random walker during the random walk by the acceptance-rejection method .
An Efficient Modified "Walk On Spheres" Algorithm for the Linearized Poisson-Boltzmann Equation
If η > p(d), the random walker is removed at this WOS step.
An Efficient Modified "Walk On Spheres" Algorithm for the Linearized Poisson-Boltzmann Equation
But rather than there being p walkers there are now N ∗ walkers with N ∗ ≥ N .
Random walks and random fixed-point free involutions
Here transmission means the random walker arriving to a point further to the right of position N , and reflection the walker reaching a point to the left of position 1.
Modeling the propagation of a signal through a layered nanostructure: Connections between the statistical properties of waves and random walks
The average number of distinct nodes visited by a random walker, denoted Ncov , was first studied by Dvoretzky and Erd¨os for a random walker on an infinite ddimensional regular lattice.
Scaling Properties of Random Walks on Small-World Networks
Then, the survival probability of the random walker is given by Φ(t) = D(1 − c)S (t)E = De−λS (t)E, the average being performed over all realizations of the random walker’s exploration of the lattice from time 0 until time t.
Some exact results for the trapping of subdiffusive particles in one dimension
Fig. 1 – Construction of the position X of the random walker at time t for the IRW: The walker in (a) starts at x0 (0) = X (0) = 0 and moves at random along the sequence of steps of the RW in (b).
Iterated random walk
In this model, the random walkers interact through excluded volume interaction (single-file system); and the total number of walkers in the lattice can fluctuate because of exchange with a bath.
Relaxation in open one-dimensional systems
One of the main characteristics of a random walk in the presence of an absorbing boundary is the survival probability S (t0 ) of the the walkers, the probability that a walker has not reached the absorption point before t0 .
Survival probabilities in time-dependent random walks
The first simulation data to analyze are those for onerandom-walker model in which only one random walker is initially dropped on a randomly chosen node (site) of the support in a given experiment.
Flux fluctuations in a multi-random-walker model and surface growth dynamics
Random walkers start from x < 0, and the screening length l is defined as the average depth reached by the walkers before being absorbed.
Distance traveled by random walkers before absorption in a random medium
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