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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Walk'

Walk Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    walk n
  1. the act of traveling by foot; "walking is a healthy form of exercise" [syn: walking]
  2. (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls; "he worked the pitcher for a base on balls" [syn: base on balls, pass]
  3. manner of walking; "he had a funny walk" [syn: manner of walking}]
  4. the act of walking somewhere; "he took a walk after lunch"
  5. a path set aside for walking; "after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk" [syn: walkway, paseo]
  6. a slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground
  7. careers in general; "it happens in all walks of life" [syn: walk of life] v
  8. use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet" [ant: ride]
  9. traverse or cover by walking; "Walk the tightrope"; "Paul walked the streets of Damascus"; "She walks 3 miles every day"
  10. accompany or escort; "I'll walk you to your car"
  11. obtain a base on balls
  12. live or behave in a specified manner; "walk in sadness"
  13. take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure; "The lovers held hands while walking"; "We like to walk every Sunday" [syn: take the air]
  14. give a base on balls to
  15. be or act in association with; "We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters"; "Walk with God"
  16. make walk; "He walks the horse up the mountain"; "Walk the dog twice a day"
  17. walk at a pace; "The horsese walked across the meadow"
Walk Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Walk \Walk\ (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Walked; p. pr. & vb. n. Walking.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. v[=a]lka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. [root]130.]
  1. To move along on foot; to advance by steps; to go on at a moderate pace; specifically, of two-legged creatures, to proceed at a slower or faster rate, but without running, or lifting one foot entirely before the other touches the ground. At the end of twelve months, he walked in the palace 220 catflap.bishopston.net dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <162418.55820.1288045604@catflap.bishopston.net>
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Walk'

Walking (also known as ambulation) is one of the main gaits of locomotion among legged animals, and is typically slower than running and other gaits. Walking is defined by an 'inverted pendulum' gait in which the body vaults over the stiff limb or limbs with each step. This applies regardless of the number of limbs - even arthropods with six, eight or more limbs.

In humans and other bipeds, walking is generally distinguished from running in that only one foot at a time leaves contact with the ground and there is a period of double-support. In contrast, running begins when both feet are off the ground with each step. This distinction has the status of a formal requirement in competitive walking events. For quadrupedal species, there are numerous gaits which may be termed walking or running, and distinctions based upon the presence or absence of a suspended phase or the number of feet in contact any time do not yield mechanically correct classification. The most effective method to distinguish walking from running is based on the percent of the stride in which a foot is in contact with the ground (averaged across all feet); defining a walk as greater than 50% contact corresponds well with identification of 'inverted pendulum' mechanics via force plate measurements.

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* Before we take to the sea, we walk on land. . . Before we create, we must understand. . . - Ernest Hemingway

* The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure something that happened to them that was personally difficult, even traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom--as something they thought was almost a necessity. It's as if at that moment the iron entered their soul that moment created the resilience that leaders need. - Warren Bennis

* You need people who can walk their companies into the future rather than back them into the future. - Warren Bennis

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