Definitions starting with W

ID #2529

walk

v.i. 1. [Atlantic;OED tojourney obs.→ 1513] to travel (on foot or by vehicle): 1940 "How'll you get back?" "Walk." "Walk? How? Across the sea?" "Oh, I'll find a boat." (Forbes 199). (Black)

2. [W Car.; also Brit. dial. West EDD] to go for an excursion: 1954 He going take a travel to walk with this boy (Crowley 224). (Black)

3. [cf. DJE, of things that have no feet: to go; OED, of material things: to be in motion obs. →1815] (of marbles, snakes, etc.) to move. (San Sal.)

4. [OED idem (Biblical)] to behave; to conduct oneself: 1817 At Rock Sound the people "walk orderly" (Dowson 96). (Black)

-v.t. [OED, to force (a person) to walk] to carry (a float-like crepe-paper costume in a JUNKANOO parade): 1978 Ι payin' dese niggers ta walk my eagle (Smith 3). (San Sal.)

Tags: Junkanoo, verb

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Last update: 2010-11-19 14:14
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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