- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɔːkɪŋ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɔkɪŋ/
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- (cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /ˈwɑkɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -ɔːkɪŋ
- Hyphenation: walk‧ing
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.
walking (not comparable)
- 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.
- Able to walk in spite of injury or sickness.
- Characterized by or suitable for walking.
- a walking tour
- good walking shoes
- Heavily characterized by some given quality.
- She was a walking example of how fitness training can take you a long way.
- gerund of .
- 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.