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WALK, G., to full, to felt hats a fuller to stir, to be agitated, to rove, to travel, to wander, to roll. Our ancestors appropriated the verb to moving on the feet, and the word is peculiarly expressive of that rolling or wagging motion which marks the walk of clownish people.

1. To move slowly on the feet to step slowly along to advance by steps moderately repeated as animals. Walking in men differs from running only in the rapidity and length of the steps but in quadrupeds, the motion or order of the feet is sometimes changed.

At the end of twelve months, he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. Daniel 4 .

When Peter had come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. Matthew 14 .

2. To move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement. Hundreds of students daily walk on Downing terrace in Cambridge.
3. To appear, as a specter.

The spirits of the dead may walk again.

4. To act on any occasion.

Do you think Id walk in any plot?

5. To be in motion, as a clamorous tongue.

Her tongue did walk in foul reproach.

6. To act or move on the feet in sleep.

When was it she last walkd? But this is unusual. When we speak of noctambulation, we say, to walk in sleep.

7. To range to be stirring.

Affairs that walk, as they say spirits do at midnight. Unusual.

8. To move off to depart.

When he comes forth he will make their cows and garrans walk. Not elegant.

9. In Scripture, to live and act or behave to pursue a particular course of life.

To walk with God, to live in obedience to his commands, and have communion with him. Genesis 5 .

To walk in darkness, to live in ignorance, error and sin, without comfort. 1 John 1 .

To walk in the light, to live int he practice of religion, and to enjoy its consolations. 1 John 1 .

To walk by faith, to live in the firm belief of the gospel and its promises, and to rely on Christ for salvation. 2 Corinthians 5 .

To walk through the fire, to be exercised with severe afflictions. Isaiah 43 .

To walk after the flesh, to indulge sensual appetites, and to live in sin. Romans 8 .

To walk after the Spirit, to be guided by the counsels and influences of the Spirit and by the word of God, and to live a life of holy deportment.

To walk in the flesh, to live this natural life, which is subject to infirmities and calamities. 2 Corinthians 10 .

To walk in, to enter, as a house. Walk in, gentlemen.

WALK, wauk.

1. To pass through or upon as, to walk the streets. This is elliptical for to walk in or through the street.
2. To cause to walk or step slowly to lead, drive or ride with a slow pace. He found the road so bad he was obliged to walk his horse. The coachman walked his horses from Woodbridge to Princeton.

WALK, n. Wauk.

1. The act of walking the act of moving on the feet with a slow pace.
2. The act of walking for air or exercise as a morning walk an evening walk.
3. Manner of walking gait step. We often know a person in a distant apartment by his walk.
4. Length of way or circuit through which one walks or a place for walking as a long walk a short walk. The gardens of the Tuilerie and of the Luxemburgh are very pleasant walks.
5. An avenue set with trees.
6. Way road range place of wandering.

The mountains are his walks.

The starry walks above.

7. Region space.

He opened a boundless walk for his imagination.

8. Course of life or pursuit. This is not within the walk of the historian.
9. The slowest pace of a horse, ox or other quadruped.
10. A fish. A mistake for whelk.
11. In the West Indies, a plantation of canes, &c.

A sheep walk, so called, is high and dry land where sheep pasture.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Walk'. King James Dictionary.

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