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walk (v.)

"travel on foot," c. 1200, a merger of two verbs, 1. Old English wealcan "to toss, roll, move round" (past tense weolc, past participle wealcen), and 2. wealcian "to roll up, curl," from Proto-Germanic *welk- (source also of Old Norse valka "to drag about," Danish valke "to full" (cloth), Middle Dutch walken "to knead, press, full" (cloth), Old High German walchan "to knead," German walken "to full"), perhaps ultimately from PIE root *wel- (3) "to turn, revolve."

The shift in sense is perhaps from a colloquial use of the Old English word or via the sense of "to full cloth" (by treading on it), though this sense does not appear until after the change in meaning. In 13c. it is used of snakes and the passage of time, and in 15c. of wheeled carts. "Rarely is there so specific a word as NE walk, clearly distinguished from both go and run" [Buck]. Meaning "to go away" is recorded from mid-15c. Transitive meaning "to exercise a dog (or horse)" is from late 15c.; meaning "to escort (someone) in a walk" is from 1620s. Meaning "move (a heavy object) by turning and shoving it in a manner suggesting walking" is by 1890. To walk it off, of an injury, etc., is from 1741. Related: Walked; walking.

walk (n.)

c. 1200, "a tossing, rolling;" mid-13c., "an act of walking, a going on foot;" late 14c., "a stroll," also "a path, a walkway;" from walk (v.). The meaning "broad path in a garden" is from 1530s. Meaning "particular manner of walking" is from 1650s. Meaning "manner of action, way of living" is from 1580s; hence walk of life (1733). Meaning "range or sphere of activity" is from 1759. Sports sense of "base on balls" is recorded from 1905; to win in a walk (1854) is from horse racing (see walk-over). As a type of sponsored group trek as a fund-raising event, by 1971 (walk-a-thon is from 1963).

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Definitions of walk
1
walk (v.)
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps;
We walked instead of driving
The patient cannot walk yet
She walks with a slight limp
walk (v.)
accompany or escort;
I'll walk you to your car
walk (v.)
obtain a base on balls;
walk (v.)
traverse or cover by walking;
Paul walked the streets of Damascus
She walks 3 miles every day
walk (v.)
give a base on balls to;
walk (v.)
live or behave in a specified manner;
walk in sadness
walk (v.)
be or act in association with;
We must walk with our dispossessed brothers and sisters
walk (v.)
walk at a pace;
The horses walked across the meadow
walk (v.)
make walk;
He walks the horse up the mountain
walk (v.)
take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure;
We like to walk every Sunday
The lovers held hands while walking
Synonyms: take the air
2
walk (n.)
the act of traveling by foot;
walking is a healthy form of exercise
Synonyms: walking
walk (n.)
(baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls;
Synonyms: base on balls / pass
walk (n.)
manner of walking;
he had a funny walk
Synonyms: manner of walking
walk (n.)
the act of walking somewhere;
he took a walk after lunch
walk (n.)
a path set aside for walking;
after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk
Synonyms: walkway / paseo
walk (n.)
a slow gait of a horse in which two feet are always on the ground;
walk (n.)
careers in general;
it happens in all walks of life
Synonyms: walk of life
From wordnet.princeton.edu