Meaning of “walking” in the English Dictionary

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"walking" in British English

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walkingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈwɔː.kɪŋ/ us /ˈwɑː.kɪŋ/

A2 the activity of going for a walk, especially for pleasure:

We're going walking in Wales for a week.
We're going walking in the park after work.
a pair of walking boots
a walking stick

the sport of walking fast over long distances

More examples

  • I dislike walking and I hate the countryside.
  • We went fell walking last weekend.
  • You'll need some fairly tough footwear to go walking up mountains.
  • All that walking has given me an appetite.
  • My legs were tired after so much walking.

(Definition of “walking” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)