American English

Definition of walk noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a journey on foot, usually for pleasure or exercise Let's go for a walk. I like to take a walk in the evenings. She took the dog for a walk. He set out on the long walk home. The office is ten minutes' walk from here. a ten-minute walk It's only a short walk to the beach.
  2. 2[countable] a path or route for walking, usually for pleasure; an organized event when people walk for pleasure a circular walk There are some interesting walks in the area. a guided walk around the farm
  3. 3[singular] a way or style of walking; the act or speed of walking rather than running I recognized him by his walk. The horse slowed to a walk.
  4. 4[countable] a sidewalk or path 1
  5. 5[countable] (in baseball) a move by a batter to first base after four pitches are thrown outside the strike zone He pitched six innings, allowing one hit and one walk.
  6. Idioms
    a trip/walk down memory lane
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    time that you spend thinking about and remembering the past or going to a place again in order to remind yourself of past experiences Visiting my old school was a real trip down memory lane.
    a walk in the park (informal)
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    a thing that is very easy to do or deal with The role isn't exactly a walk in the park. The next game will be a walk in the park.
    walk of life
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    a person's job or position in society synonym background She has friends from all walks of life.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: walk