Walk

Walk

, n. 1. The act of walking, or moving on the feet with a slow pace; advance without running or leaping.
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2. The act of walking for recreation or exercise; as, a morning walk; an evening walk.
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3. Manner of walking; gait; step; as, we often know a person at a distance by his walk.
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4. That in or through which one walks; place or distance walked over; a place for walking; a path or avenue prepared for foot passengers, or for taking air and exercise; way; road; hence, a place or region in which animals may graze; place of wandering; range; as, a sheep walk.
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A woody mountain . . . with goodliest trees
Planted, with walks and bowers.
Milton.
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He had walk for a hundred sheep.
Latimer.
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Amid the sound of steps that beat
The murmuring walks like rain.
Bryant.
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5. A frequented track; habitual place of action; sphere; as, the walk of the historian.
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The mountains are his walks.
Sandys.
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He opened a boundless walk for his imagination.
Pope.
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6. Conduct; course of action; behavior.
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7. The route or district regularly served by a vender; as, a milkman's walk. [Eng.]
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8. In coffee, coconut, and other plantations, the space between them.
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9. (Sporting) (a) A place for keeping and training puppies. (b) An inclosed area of some extent to which a gamecock is confined to prepare him for fighting.
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