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Walk

Usage statistics for the verb walk:

spoken English55.63%written English44.37% conversational speech71.35%task-oriented speech28.65% imaginative writing84.35%informational writing15.65%
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Walk is sometimes a misspelling of walked or walks.

The word walk is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun walk

What does walk mean as a name of something?

Walk is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: walks

  1. the act of traveling by foot
  2. (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
  3. manner of walking
  4. the act of walking somewhere
    • example: he took a walk after lunch
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: travel / traveling / travelling = the act of going from one place to another
    • more specific terms:
      • perambulation / promenade / saunter / stroll / amble = a leisurely walk
      • constitutional = a regular walk taken as a form of exercise
      • foot = travel by walking
      • hiking / tramp / hike = a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
      • last mile = the last walk of a condemned person to the execution place
      • moonwalk = an exploratory walk by an astronaut on the surface of the moon
      • perambulation = a walk around a territory (a parish or manor or forest etc.) in order to officially assert and record its boundaries
      • turn = taking a short walk out and back
      • walkabout = nomadic excursions into the bush made by an Aborigine
      • walk-through = the act of walking in order to view something
  5. a path set aside for walking
    • example: after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of walk: paseo / walkway
    • more generic word: path = a way especially designed for a particular use
    • more specific words:
  6. a slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: gait = a horse's manner of moving
  7. careers in general
    • example: it happens in all walks of life
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of walk: walk of life
    • more generic words: calling / career / vocation = the particular occupation for which you are trained

Alternative definition of the noun walk

noun

  1. A trip made by walking.
  2. A distance walked.
  3. [sports] An Olympic Games track event requiring that the heel of the leading foot touch the ground before the toe of the trailing foot leaves the ground.
  4. A manner of walking; a person's style of walking.
  5. A path, sidewalk/pavement or other maintained place on which to walk. Compare 'trail'.
  6. [baseball] An award of first base to a batter following four balls being thrown by the pitcher; known in the rules as a "base on balls".

Specialised definition of the noun walk

Glossary of sports

a usually pleasant journey on foot (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

an organized visit on foot (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / baseball

the automatic award of first base to the batter after the pitcher has thrown four balls (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / equestrian

a horse's slowest gait, in which the legs move individually in a diagonal pattern (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb walk

What does walk mean as a doing word?

Walk is one of the top 100 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: walked | walking | walks

  1. use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
  2. accompany or escort
    • examples: I'll walk you to your car | The men walk the horses across the field
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: accompany = go or travel along with
    • more specific words:
  3. obtain a base on balls
  4. traverse or cover by walking
  5. give a base on balls to
  6. live or behave in a specified manner
    • example: walk in sadness
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: behave / comport = behave well or properly
  7. be or act in association with
    • examples: We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters | Walk with God
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: associate / consociate = bring or come into association or action
  8. walk at a pace
    • examples: The horses walked across the meadow | The horses walk across the field
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: pace = go at a pace
  9. make walk
    • examples: He walks the horse up the mountain | Walk the dog twice a day | The men walk the horses across the field
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: compel / obligate / oblige = force somebody to do something
    • more specific words:
  10. take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure
    • examples: The lovers held hands while walking | We like to walk every Sunday
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of walk: take the air
    • more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
    • more specific word: constitutionalize = take a walk for one's health or to aid digestion, as after a meal

Alternative definition of the verb walk

verb

  1. [intransitive] To move on the feet by alternately setting each foot (or pair or group of feet, in the case of animals with four or more feet) forward, with at least one foot on the ground at all times. Compare 'run'.
  2. [intransitive, colloquial] [legal] To "walk free", i.e. to win, or avoid, a criminal court case, particularly when actually guilty.
  3. [intransitive, colloquial, euphemistic] Of an object, to be stolen.
  4. [intransitive, cricket, of a batsman] To walk off the field, as if given out, after the fielding side appeals and before the umpire has ruled; done as a matter of sportsmanship when the batsman believes he is out.
  5. [transitive] To travel (a distance) by walking.
  6. [transitive] To take for a walk or accompany on a walk.
  7. [transitive, baseball] To allow a batter to reach base by pitching four balls.
  8. [transitive] To move something by shifting between two positions, as if it were walking.
  9. [transitive] To full; to beat cloth to give it the consistency of felt.
  10. [transitive] To traverse by walking (or analogous gradual movement).
  11. [intransitive, colloquial] To leave, resign.
  12. [transitive] To push (a vehicle) alongside oneself as one walks.

Specialised definition of the verb walk

Glossary of sports

to go on foot (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / cricket

if a player walks, he leaves the pitch without waiting for the umpire to adjudicate on art appeal (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Music

  1. "Walk" is a song by American rock band Foo Fighters, released as the second single from their seventh studio album Wasting Light. It was written by Dave Grohl and co-produced by Butch Vig.
  2. "Walk" is a song by American heavy metal band Pantera from their sixth album Vulgar Display of Power.
  3. "Walk" is the first album by American singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson, released in 1996.
  4. "Walk" is a 1993 single album by Pantera.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  5. "Walk" is a musical single of Amira.
    • also known as Walk (The Remixes)
    • released on (19 years ago)
  6. "WALK" is a composition.
    • music and lyrics by Aska
  7. "Walk" a.k.a. "Walk!" is a composition.
  8. "Walk" is a 2007 single album by Avenged Sevenfold.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  9. Walk: The music video of the "Walk" song by Foo Fighters.
    • award:
      • MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video nomination for Foo Fighters
      • MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video, received by Foo Fighters
  10. "walk" is a musical single of SOPHIA.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  11. "Walk" is a musical single of Russoul & Green Velvet.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  12. "WALK" is a musical album of Eins・Vier.
    • released on (20 years ago)
  13. "Walk" is a composition.
  14. "Walk" is a musical single of Foo Fighters.
  15. "WALK" is a musical single of ZIGZO.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  16. "Walk" is a musical single of Kwabena Adjepong.
  17. "Walk" is a musical album of Hank Shizzoe.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  18. "Walk" is a musical album of Red Rooster.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  19. "Walk" is a musical album of Jeanette Lindström.
    • released on (11 years ago)

Miscellanea

  1. WALK is a radio station licensed to Patchogue, New York. The station is owned by Connoisseur Media and broadcasts an adult standards format, simulcasting WHLI 1100 AM Hempstead, New York.
  2. Walk: Texas heavy metal band Pantera released a number of EPs for the song "Walk" in 1993.
  3. walK is a gene.

Phrases with Walk

Phrases starting with the word Walk:

  1. walk in
  2. walk-in
  3. walk-on
  4. walk-to
  5. walk-up
  6. walk off
  7. walk out
  8. Walk-Off
  9. walk away
  10. Walk Back
  11. Walk Into
  12. walk over
  13. Walk-Over

Phrases ending with the word Walk:

  1. to walk
  2. Cake Walk
  3. In a Walk
  4. Perp walk
  5. Race Walk
  6. Race-Walk
  7. angry walk

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Walk

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Google previewHigh Scoring Baseball

The walk is the second greatest offensive play because it cannot be defended either. Any other ball put in play...

Google previewE - English Grammar (Sentence Only) (2016)

by Durga Prasad

Subject as infinite “To'' To walk is a good.

Google previewFundamentals of Amorphous Solids (2015)

Structure and Properties by Zbigniew H. Stachurski

A random walk is a sequence of random steps with independent and identically distributed increments. In mathematical...

Random walks Random walk is an action involving consecutive jumps in space from point to ...

Google previewNetwork and Parallel Computing (2008)

IFIP International Conference, NPC 2008, Shanghai, China, October 18-20, 2008, Proceedings by Jian Cao, Minglu Li, Min-You Wu, Jinjun Chen

Random walk is an efficient approach to solve problems in random networks, for example, resource search [25], overlay construction [26].

Due to the two attributes, random walk is a reasonable approach for sampling random node subset.

Google previewApplied Combinatorics (2016)

Mathematics, Mathematics by CTI Reviews

Walks A walk is an alternating sequence of vertices and edges, beginning and ending with a vertex, where each vertex is incident to both the edge that precedes it and the edge that...

Google previewWhatever Happened to Grace? (2012)

by Tom Gulbronson

Our walk is a metaphor describing the active Christian life. Simply, the “right walk” is righteous living. In Paul's letter to the...

Google previewCalisthenic Dictionary (1902)

A Glossary of Calisthenic Terms Used in American Gymnasia by Alanson Lester Fish

close walk st. pos. '(Walk (c) st. pos.) 2. Movement. (a) Foot forw. placing. (b) Foot placing forw. 3. Command. (a) Forw. close walk standing L (r. ) — Start. (b) L. (r.) foot forw. -place! Foot-replace ! 4. Description of Exercise.

Google previewCalmet's Great Dictionary of the Holy Bible: Calmet's great dictionary of the Holy Bible (1813)

by Augustin Calmet

W A G WALK, WALKING. This word in the Hebrew, signifies not merely to proceed or advance, but to proceed with increased velocity: it signifies to swell out louder a musical note or voice; a crescendo: and so in going to augment rapidit of ...

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Usage statistics about walk

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb walk:

spoken English55.63%written English44.37% conversational speech71.35%task-oriented speech28.65% imaginative writing84.35%informational writing15.65%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun walk:

walkwaypasswalk

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb walk and its most common antonym:

ridewalk

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Quotes about Walk

I WALK AND LOOK UP/DARKNESS IS THE SKY

I walk and look up
Darkness is the sky-
I must walk a long way still
Before the first morning light-

Still I know
Darkness is now but not forever -

If I continue to walk
The light will come. (Shalom Freedman)
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Scrabble value of W4A1L1K5

The value of this 4-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of WALK

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