Pronunciation: (wô'king),[key] —adj. 1. considered as a person who can or does walk or something that walks: The hospital is caring for six walking patients. He's walking proof that people can lose weight quickly. 2. used for or as an aid in walking: She put on her walking shoes and went out. 3. suitable for, characterized by, or consisting of walking: True sightseeing is a walking affair. We took a walking tour of Spain. 4. of or pertaining to an implement or machine drawn by a draft animal and operated or controlled by a person on foot: a walking plow. 5. of or pertaining to a mechanical part that moves back and forth.
—n. 1. the act or action of a person or thing that walks: Walking was the best exercise for him. 2. the manner or way in which a person walks.
3. the state or condition of the surface, terrain, etc., on which a person walks: The walking is dry over here. 4. See race walking.