Definition of walk noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//wɔːk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɔːk//
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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 have a walk in the evenings. She's taken 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] (North American English) a sidewalk or path
  5. Word OriginOld English wealcan ‘roll, toss’, also ‘wander’, of Germanic origin. The sense ‘move about’, and specifically ‘go about on foot’, arose in Middle English.Extra examples He has a mincing walk, fast with short steps. He met her on one of his Sunday afternoon walks. He’s done several long-distance walks for charity. I had a little walk around to calm my nerves. It’s a five-minute walk from the hotel to the restaurant. It’s a good walk to the town centre, so I usually cycle. It’s a good= fairly long walk to the beach. She did a silly walk to amuse her friends. She takes her dog for a walk every evening. She used to enjoy solitary walks along the cliffs. She’s doing a 200-mile charity walk to raise money for cancer research. She’s doing a 200-mile sponsored walk in aid of cancer research. The book contains circular walks you can do in half a day. The doctor advised a brisk walk every day. The horses set off at a walk. The walk takes two hours. The walk takes you past a lot of interesting buildings. They broke their walk at a pub by the river. We live just a few minutes’ walk from the station. We took a brief walk around the old quarter. We went for a long walk after breakfast. We went on a guided walk of the city in the afternoon. We went on a ten-mile walk along the coast. We’ll go for a walk before lunch. the anniversary of the first space walk He did a funny walk and made the children laugh. He moved with a slow, hesitant walk. I recognized her by her walk. It’s only a short walk to the beach. Let’s go for a walk. She’s taken the dog for a walk. The office is ten minutes’ walk from here. There are some interesting walks around here. You could tell from her walk that she was angry.Idioms (informal) 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. a person’s job or position in society synonym background She has friends from all walks of life.
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