walking

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English walkynge, walkinge, walkinde, walkende, walkand, walkande, from Old English wealcende (attested as Old English wealcendes), from Proto-Germanic *walkandz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *walkaną (to roll, trample, walk), equivalent to walk +‎ -ing.

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walking

  1. present participle of walk

Adjective[edit]

walking (not comparable)

  1. Incarnate as a human; living.
    Elizabeth knows so many words that they call her the walking dictionary.
    Phil's mother is a walking miracle after surviving that accident.
  2. Able to walk in spite of injury or sickness.
  3. Characterized by or suitable for walking.
    a walking tour
    good walking shoes
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English walkyng, walkinge, equivalent to walk +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

walking (plural walkings)

  1. gerund of walk.
    • 1878, Anthony Trollope, Ayala's Angel
      Mrs Dosett, aware that daintiness was no longer within the reach of her and hers, did assent to these walkings in Kensington Gardens.
    • 2013 September-October, Rob Dorit, “These 'Bots Are Made for Walking”, in American Scientist:
      Walking seems so simple: Just put one foot in front of the other. Yet every step you take is a precarious act. When you walk, your body’s center of mass is rarely located over one of your feet.
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