To walk after the Spirit
Walk Walk (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Walked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walking}.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel. v[=a]lka to roll, to stamp, Sw. valka to full, to roll, Dan. valke to full; cf. Skr. valg to spring; but cf. also AS. weallian to roam, ramble, G. wallen. [root]130.] [1913 Webster] 1. To move along on foot; to advance by steps; to go on at a moderate pace; specifically, of two-legged creatures, to proceed at a slower or faster rate, but without running, or lifting one foot entirely before the other touches the ground. [1913 Webster]

At the end of twelve months, he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. --Dan. iv. 29. [1913 Webster]

When Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. --Matt. xiv. 29. [1913 Webster]

Note: In the walk of quadrupeds, there are always two, and for a brief space there are three, feet on the ground at once, but never four. [1913 Webster]

2. To move or go on the feet for exercise or amusement; to take one's exercise; to ramble. [1913 Webster]

3. To be stirring; to be abroad; to go restlessly about; -- said of things or persons expected to remain quiet, as a sleeping person, or the spirit of a dead person; to go about as a somnambulist or a specter. [1913 Webster]

I have heard, but not believed, the spirits of the dead May walk again. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

When was it she last walked? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To be in motion; to act; to move; to wag. [Obs.] ``Her tongue did walk in foul reproach.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Do you think I'd walk in any plot? --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

I heard a pen walking in the chimney behind the cloth. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

5. To behave; to pursue a course of life; to conduct one's self. [1913 Webster]

We walk perversely with God, and he will walk crookedly toward us. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

6. To move off; to depart. [Obs. or Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

He will make their cows and garrans to walk. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{To walk} in, to go in; to enter, as into a house.

{To walk after the flesh} (Script.), to indulge sensual appetites, and to live in sin. --Rom. viii. 1.

{To walk after the Spirit} (Script.), to be guided by the counsels and influences of the Spirit, and by the word of God. --Rom. viii. 1.

{To walk by faith} (Script.), to live in the firm belief of the gospel and its promises, and to rely on Christ for salvation. --2 Cor. v. 7.

{To walk in darkness} (Script.), to live in ignorance, error, and sin. --1 John i. 6.

{To walk in the flesh} (Script.), to live this natural life, which is subject to infirmities and calamities. --2 Cor. x. 3.

{To walk in the light} (Script.), to live in the practice of religion, and to enjoy its consolations. --1 John i. 7.

{To walk over}, in racing, to go over a course at a walk; -- said of a horse when there is no other entry; hence, colloquially, to gain an easy victory in any contest.

{To walk through the fire} (Script.), to be exercised with severe afflictions. --Isa. xliii. 2.

{To walk with God} (Script.), to live in obedience to his commands, and have communion with him. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To walk after the flesh — Walk Walk (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Walked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walking}.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To walk in the flesh — Walk Walk (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Walked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walking}.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To walk in the light — Walk Walk (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Walked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walking}.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To walk through the fire — Walk Walk (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Walked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walking}.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To walk — Walk Walk (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Walked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walking}.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To walk by faith — Walk Walk (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Walked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walking}.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To walk in darkness — Walk Walk (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Walked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walking}.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To walk over — Walk Walk (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Walked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walking}.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To walk with God — Walk Walk (w[add]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Walked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walking}.] [OE. walken, probably from AS. wealcan to roll, turn, revolve, akin to D. walken to felt hats, to work a hat, G. walken to full, OHG. walchan to beat, to full, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Spirit of Christmas — This article is about the animated shorts by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. See Spirit of Christmas for the series of Christmas albums in Australia, The Spirit of Christmas (TV program) for the television special from the 1950s, Christmas Spirit… …   Wikipedia

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