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noun
  1. A trip made by walking.
I take a walk every morning
  1. A distance walked.
It"s a long walk from my house to the library
  1. A manner of walking.
The Ministry of Silly Walks is underfunded this year
  1. A path, sidewalk/pavement or other maintained place on which to walk. Compare trail.
  2. (baseball) An instance of walking a batter.
The pitcher now has two walks in this inning alone
walking Tweet Definition of walking Like Definition of walking on Facebook
verb
  1. (present participle of, walk)
walk-on Tweet Definition of walk-on Like Definition of walk-on on Facebook
noun
  1. a college student athlete that wants to join a sports/athletic team without the benefit of a scholarship or having been recruited
  2. an actor of small (or "bit") part in a theater drama production; and a term for that part.
walkover Tweet Definition of walkover Like Definition of walkover on Facebook
noun
  1. an easy victory; a walkaway
  2. a bye awarded to a player or team when a scheduled opponent fails to play a game
  3. a horse race with only one entrant
  4. (gymnastics) a backbend combined with a handstand
warm Tweet Definition of warm Like Definition of warm on Facebook
verb
  1. To make or keep
    1. Adjective, warm.
    2. To increasingly favour.
    He is warming to the idea.
    Her classmates are gradually warming to her.
adjective
  1. A temperature slightly higher than usual, but still pleasant; a Mild, mild temperature.
The tea is still .
  1. Something that causes warmth, or the impression thereof.
This is a very room.
  1. care, Caring, of relations to another person.
We have a friendship.
    • 1985: Robert Ferro, Blue Star
    • : It seemed I was too excited for sleep, too , too young.
      1. (context, archaic) Ardent, zealous.
    • 1776: Edward Gibbon, The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Chapter 1
    • : To the strength and fierceness of barbarians they added a contempt for life, which was derived from a persuasion of the immortality and transmigration of the soul.
wild card Tweet Definition of wild card Like Definition of wild card on Facebook
noun
  1. In card games, a card that can be assigned any value or used to substitute for any needed card.
windsurf Tweet Definition of windsurf Like Definition of windsurf on Facebook
verb
  1. To ride a surfboard that has an attached sail
World Cup Tweet Definition of World Cup Like Definition of World Cup on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (football) A football tournament held every four years in which those national teams that qualify play to determine a world champion
  2. (cricket) A cricket tournament held every four years, involving all the Test nations and a number of qualifying nations, consisting of a series of One-day Internationals and a final
  3. (sports) Several other similar events in other sports

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