walker

walker

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of walker in English

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English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɔkɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɔːkə/
  • (Canada, cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /ˈwɑkɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːkə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: walk‧er
  • Homophone: waulker

Etymology 1

From Middle English walkere (one who walks, traveller), equivalent to walk +‎ -er.

Noun

walker (plural walkers)

  1. The agent noun of to walk: a person who walks or a thing which walks, especially a pedestrian or a participant in a walking race.
  2. A walking frame.
    Synonyms: walking frame, Zimmer frame
  3. (often in the plural) A shoe designed for comfortable walking. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  4. A zombie.
  5. A male escort who accompanies a woman to an event.
    • 2007, The Walker (film about a male escort)
  6. A gressorial bird.(Can we add an example for this sense?)
  7. (law) A forester.
  8. (science fiction) A kind of military robot or mecha with legs for locomotion.
  9. (cricket) A batsman or batswoman who directly walks off the field when out without waiting for the umpire's decision.
Usage notes

The meaning 'zombie' is used especially in reference to The Walking Dead; in that series, the term 'walker' is usually used, rather than 'zombie'.

Derived terms
Descendants
  • Irish: válcaeir
  • Persian: واکر(vâker)

Synonyms

  • walking frame
  • rollator
  • (British) Zimmer frame, zimmer frame
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English walkere, from Old English wealcere (one who fulls cloth), equivalent to walk (to full) +‎ -er.

Noun

walker (plural walkers)

  1. (now rare) Synonym of fuller.
Derived terms
  • walker's earth

Further reading

  • walker on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • walker (mobility) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • rewalk

Cebuano

Etymology

From English walker, from Middle English walkere, from Old English wealcere.

Noun

walker

  1. (slang) a prostitute

Manx

Etymology

From walk (waulk, full, tuck) +‎ -er.

Noun

walker m (genitive singular walker, plural walkeryn)

  1. tucker
    Synonym: walkeyder

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