walking

walking

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

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English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɔːkɪŋ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɔkɪŋ/
  • (cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /ˈwɑkɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːkɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: walk‧ing

Etymology 1

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.

Verb

walking

  1. present participle of walk

Adjective

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

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

Noun

walking (countable and uncountable, 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.
Translations

See also

  • shanks' mare
  • shanks' pony

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