• WordNet 3.6
    • adj walking close enough to be walked to "walking distance","the factory with the big parking lot...is more convenient than the walk-to factory"
    • n walking the act of traveling by foot "walking is a healthy form of exercise"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Three Bears take a walk The Three Bears take a walk
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
A man walks through a letter D A man walks through a letter D
"Speug was dragged along the walk." "Speug was dragged along the walk."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Emus cannot walk backwards
    • Walking a. & n. from Walk v.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An armadillo can walk under water
    • n walking The act or process of fulling cloth.
    • n walking A mode or manner of behaving or living.
    • n walking The act of one who or that which walks.
    • walking Proceeding at a walk; proceeding on foot; not standing still.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Most dinosaurs walked on their toes.
    • Walking the verbal noun of walk: pedestrianism
    • n Walking wawk′ing the act or process of fulling cloth
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If it wasn't for dogs, some people would never go for a walk.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Life is a dream walking death is a going home.”
  • Matthew Prior
    “Who walks the fastest, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way.”
  • Saying
    “Imagination gallops; judgment merely walks.”
  • Harry S Truman
    “How do you live a long life? Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “One step at a time is good walking.”


Cock of the walk - A man who is excessively confident and thinks he's better than other people is the cock of the walk.
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.
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.
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.)
Walk a mile in my shoes - This idiom means that you should try to understand someone before criticising them.
Walk a tightrope - If you walk a tightrope, you have to be very careful not to annoy or anger people who could become enemies.
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".
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.)
Walk the green mile - Someone or something that is walking the green mile is heading towards the inevitable.
Walk the plank - If someone walks the plank, they are going toward their own destruction or downfall
Walking encyclopedia - A very knowledgeable person is a walking encyclopedia.
Walking on air - If you are walking on air, you are so happy that you feel as if you could float.
Walking on broken glass - When a person is punished for something. e.g. 'She had me walking on broken glass.'
Walking time-bomb - A person whose behaviour is erratic and totally unpredictable is a walking time-bomb.


In literature:

Little Maria Edgham and her father went up the village street; Harry Edgham walked quite swiftly.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He went leisurely down the steps, and crossed the little brick walk to the gate, and then approached the carriage.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The girl, who loved a bargain dearly as she loved a horse, was already walking round the mare.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
Just see the way he walks; I know without askin'.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Yesterday morning I arose at daybreak and went for a walk.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
He was hurt but he walked proudly.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
I had had a long walk in the afternoon and had the prospect of another on the following day.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
We walk with our friends and the girls walk with their friends.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
He started to walk away.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
That's her attitude, and your walk's her walk, and your voice her voice.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope

In poetry:

Love walks down heart's corridors
Singing for a crust of bread
All the tales of laughing youth
Who tomorrow will lie dead.
"Poem - II" by Henry Treece
I wonder if they ever walked,
Lost in a black and weary land,
And suddenly a flower came
And took them softly by the hand.
"A Ballad of Woman" by Richard Le Gallienne
No sun by day, no moon by night
For this our spirits need;
Who walk by faith, and not by sight,
They feel Thee nigh indeed.
"Father of light, and life, and love!" by James Montgomery
The red ghost of the sunset,
It walks them as its own,
These dreary and desolate reaches . . .
But O, that it walked alone!
"One With The Ruined Sunset" by William Ernest Henley
And the people that peopled the old-time dream
Were pleasant and fair to see,
And the dreamer he walked with them again
As often of old walked he.
"The Dreams" by Eugene Field
So once it was with me you stooped to talk
Laughing and listening in this very lane:
To think that by this way we used to walk
We shall not walk again!
"An Apple-Gathering" by Christina Georgina Rossetti

In news:

Keep Walking that Main Street Walk.
For information or to register for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, call 1-866-312-WALK or visit avonwalk.org.
Enlarge Yfat Yossifor Mlive.com Participants walk across the bridge for the 22nd annual Labor Day Tridge Walk Monday, Sept 3, 2012 in Midland.
'Celebrity Apprentice' serves up Walgreens walking papers in Walk with Walgreens promo.
Take a walk on the Alter-G treadmill and it feels kind of like you're walking on the moon.
How Authentic Leaders 'Walk the Walk'.
If you talk the talk, but will not walk the walk, I've got news for you: freedom ain't free.
Pleasant Hills Arboretum Fall Bird Walks: Bob Mulvihill will lead a series of bird walks at Pleasant Hills Arboretum on Saturdays: September 29, October 13, and October 20.
It will include Friday and Saturday evening programs, bird walks and workshops during the day Saturday, and a bird walk Sunday morning.
As a little girl, 14-year-old Rebecca Skousen often sang the words, "Pioneer children sang as they walked and walked and walked and walked.".
Walk up registration will begin at 9:00 am and the walk will begin at 10.
About 40 zombie enthusiasts dressed as the living dead walked the streets of Long Beach for the Long Beach Zombie Walk and Pub-Crawl.
Land with each foot on a line Most of us have been walking since we were toddlers, so what's all this stuff about proper walking technique .
Positive comments lift us up and cause us to walk a new walk.
Walking the walk for the common good.

In science:

First we compare the SILT of the random walk with the SILT of the random walk pro jected on the torus, and stopped at an exponential time of parameter λ independent of the walk (lemma 6).
Large deviations for self-intersection local times of stable random walks
With random walk we mean unweighted random walk and if a random walk is allowed to be weighted we will emphasize this.
The Cover Time of Deterministic Random Walks
Note that every deterministic walk has a unique corresponding random walk while there are many deterministic walks corresponding to one random walk.
The Cover Time of Deterministic Random Walks
The random walk with choice is a well known variation to the random walk that first selects a subset of d neighbours nodes and then decides to move to the node which maximizes the value of a certain metric; this metric captures the number of (past) visits of the walk to the node.
Enhanced Random Walk with Choice: An Empirical Study
The Random Walk with d Choice, RWC(d) in , is a walk whose next node to move to is determined as follows: Let v denote the node reached by the walk at time t; let ct (v) be the number of visits to v to that node until time t.
Enhanced Random Walk with Choice: An Empirical Study