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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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     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
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              At the end of twelve months, he walked in the palace
              of the kingdom of Babylon.            --Dan. iv. 29.
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              When Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked
              on the water, to go to Jesus.         --Matt. xiv.
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     Note: In the walk of quadrupeds, there are always two, and
           for a brief space there are three, feet on the ground
           at once, but never four.
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     2. To move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement; to
        take one's exercise; to ramble.
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     3. To be stirring; to be abroad; to go restlessly about; --
        said of things or persons expected to remain quiet, as a
        sleeping person, or the spirit of a dead person; to go
        about as a somnambulist or a specter.
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              I have heard, but not believed, the spirits of the
              May walk again.                       --Shak.
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              When was it she last walked?          --Shak.
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     4. To be in motion; to act; to move; to wag. [Obs.] "Her
        tongue did walk in foul reproach." --Spenser.
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              Do you think I'd walk in any plot?    --B. Jonson.
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              I heard a pen walking in the chimney behind the
              cloth.                                --Latimer.
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     5. To behave; to pursue a course of life; to conduct one's
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              We walk perversely with God, and he will walk
              crookedly toward us.                  --Jer. Taylor.
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     6. To move off; to depart. [Obs. or Colloq.]
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              He will make their cows and garrans to walk.
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     To walk in, to go in; to enter, as into a house.
     To walk after the flesh (Script.), to indulge sensual
        appetites, and to live in sin. --Rom. viii. 1.
     To walk after the Spirit (Script.), to be guided by the
        counsels and influences of the Spirit, and by the word of
        God. --Rom. viii. 1.
     To walk by faith (Script.), to live in the firm belief of
        the gospel and its promises, and to rely on Christ for
        salvation. --2 Cor. v. 7.
     To walk in darkness (Script.), to live in ignorance, error,
        and sin. --1 John i. 6.
     To walk in the flesh (Script.), to live this natural life,
        which is subject to infirmities and calamities. --2 Cor.
        x. 3.
     To walk in the light (Script.), to live in the practice of
        religion, and to enjoy its consolations. --1 John i. 7.
     To walk over, in racing, to go over a course at a walk; --
        said of a horse when there is no other entry; hence,
        colloquially, to gain an easy victory in any contest.
     To walk through the fire (Script.), to be exercised with
        severe afflictions. --Isa. xliii. 2.
     To walk with God (Script.), to live in obedience to his
        commands, and have communion with him.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Walk \Walk\, v. t.
     1. To pass through, over, or upon; to traverse; to
        perambulate; as, to walk the streets.
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              As we walk our earthly round.         --Keble.
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     2. To cause to walk; to lead, drive, or ride with a slow
        pace; as, to walk one's horses; to walk the dog. " I will
        rather trust . . . a thief to walk my ambling gelding."
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     3. [AS. wealcan to roll. See Walk to move on foot.] To
        subject, as cloth or yarn, to the fulling process; to
        full. [Obs. or Scot.]
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     4. (Sporting) To put or keep (a puppy) in a walk; to train
        (puppies) in a walk. [Cant]
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     5. To move in a manner likened to walking. [Colloq.]
              She walked a spinning wheel into the house, making
              it use first one and then the other of its own
              spindling legs to achieve progression rather than
              lifting it by main force.             --C. E.
     To walk one's chalks, to make off; take French leave.
     To walk the plank, to walk off the plank into the water and
        be drowned; -- an expression derived from the practice of
        pirates who extended a plank from the side of a ship, and
        compelled those whom they would drown to walk off into the
        water; figuratively, to vacate an office by compulsion.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
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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.
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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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Arm \Arm\, n. [AS. arm, earm; akin to OHG. aram, G., D., Dan., &
     Sw. arm, Icel. armr, Goth. arms, L. armus arm, shoulder, and
     prob. to Gr. ? joining, joint, shoulder, fr. the root ? to
     join, to fit together; cf. Slav. rame. ?. See Art,
     1. The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder
        to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey.
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     2. Anything resembling an arm; as,
        (a) The fore limb of an animal, as of a bear.
        (b) A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an
            invertebrate animal.
        (c) A branch of a tree.
        (d) A slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting
            from a trunk, axis, or fulcrum; as, the arm of a
        (e) (Naut) The end of a yard; also, the part of an anchor
            which ends in the fluke.
        (f) An inlet of water from the sea.
        (g) A support for the elbow, at the side of a chair, the
            end of a sofa, etc.
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     3. Fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular
        arm; the arm of the law.
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              To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? --Isa. lii.
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     Arm's end, the end of the arm; a good distance off.
     Arm's length, the length of the arm.
     Arm's reach, reach of the arm; the distance the arm can
     To go (or walk) arm in arm, to go with the arm or hand
        of one linked in the arm of another. "When arm in armwe
        went along." --Tennyson.
     To keep at arm's length, to keep at a distance (literally
        or figuratively); not to allow to come into close contact
        or familiar intercourse.
     To work at arm's length, to work disadvantageously.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  314 Moby Thesaurus words for "walk":
     Le Mans, agora, air lane, air race, airing, alameda, ambit, amble,
     ambulate, amphitheater, andante, ankle, area, arena, art,
     athletic field, auditorium, automobile race, background, bailiwick,
     bear garden, beat, beaten path, beaten track, berm, bicycle path,
     bicycle race, boardwalk, boat race, border, borderland, bowl,
     boxing ring, bridle path, bull ring, business, calling, campus,
     canvas, career, career building, careerism, catwalk, champaign,
     circle, circuit, circumambulate, circus, claudicate, claudication,
     cockpit, coliseum, colosseum, constitutional, contest of speed,
     course, craft, crawl, creep, cross-country race, cycle, dash,
     dead march, demesne, department, derby, discipline, dog race,
     dogtrot, domain, dominion, drag, drag along, drag out, drag race,
     droop, endurance race, esplanade, fastwalk, field, flight path,
     floor, flounce, foot, foot it, foot pavement, footpace, footpath,
     footrace, footway, forced march, forum, full circle, funeral march,
     gait, gallop, game, garden path, go dead slow, go slow, groove,
     ground, gym, gymnasium, hall, handicraft, heat, hemisphere, hike,
     hiking trail, hippodrome, hitch, hobble, hoof, hoof it,
     hurdle race, idle, inch, inch along, itinerary, jaunt, jaywalk,
     jog, jog on, jog trot, jog-trot, judicial circuit, jurisdiction,
     lap, laze, leg, leg it, leisurely gait, lifework, limp, line,
     line of business, line of work, lists, locale, lock step, loop,
     lumber, lumbering pace, lurch, mall, marathon, marathon race,
     march, marketplace, mat, match race, metier, milieu, mince,
     mincing steps, mission, mosey, motorcycle race, mush, mystery,
     number, obstacle race, occupation, open forum, orb, orbit, pace,
     pad, paddle, palaestra, pale, parade, parade ground, path, pathway,
     pedestrianize, perambulate, peripatetic journey, peripateticate,
     peripateticism, piaffer, pit, place, platform, plod, poke,
     poke along, potato race, practice, prado, prance, precinct,
     primrose path, prize ring, profession, promenade, province,
     public square, public walk, purlieu, pursuit, race, rack, racket,
     ramble, range, realm, regatta, relay, relay race, revolution, ring,
     road, road race, roll, round, round trip, rounds, route, run,
     runway, rut, sack race, saunter, scene, scene of action, scenery,
     schlep, scuttle, sea lane, setting, shamble, shortcut, shuffle,
     shuffle along, sidewalk, sidle, single-foot, site, slink, slither,
     slog, slouch, slow march, slow motion, slowness, specialization,
     specialty, speedway race, sphere, sprint, sprint race,
     squared circle, stadium, stage, stage set, stage setting, stagger,
     stagger along, stalk, step, stock-car race, stretch, stride,
     stroll, strolling gait, strut, stump, stump it, subdiscipline,
     swagger, swing, terrain, territory, theater, three-legged race,
     tilting ground, tiltyard, toddle, toddle along, torch race, totter,
     totter along, tour, towing path, towpath, track, track race, trade,
     trade route, trail, traipse, traject, trajectory, trajet, tramp,
     tread, troop, trot, trottoir, trudge, turn, velocity, vocation,
     waddle, walk of life, walking tour, walkway, work, worm,
     worm along, wrestling ring, yacht race

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