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Walk, subst. 1) the act of walking or going on foot: “my very w. should be a jig,” Tw. I, 3, 138. “all men . . . make it their w.” Mcb. III, 3, 14 (instead of riding).
Used of a tour made by two partners in a masquerade: “I am yours for the w.” Ado II, 1, 92 (cf. Rom. I, 5, 19).
2) way, course: “I will . . . be absent from thy --s,” Sonn. 89, 9. “hop in his --s and gambol in his eyes,” Mids. III, 1, 168. more (joy) “than to us wait in your royal --s, your board, your bed,” V, 31. “who would live turmoiled in the court, and may enjoy such quiet --s as these?” H6B IV, 10, 19 (cf. the Yorkshire Tragedy I, 4: never look for prosperous hour, good thoughts, quiet sleep, contented --s, nor anything that makes man perfect). “let's leave her to her silent --s,” Tit. II, 4, 8. “in the day's glorious w., or peaceful night,” Per. I, 2, 4 (cf. the verb in Merch. V, 128. Tw. III, 1, 43. Hml. I, 1, 167).
3) an avenue set with trees: “Malvolio's coming down this w.” Tw. II, 5, 19.
4) a piece of ground fit to walk and wander in; particularly a park or garden: “the fellow of this w.” Wiv. V, 5, 29 (Dyce, without quoting an authority: 'district in a forest'). in this close w. (the Duke of York's garden) H6B II, 2, 3. “my parks, my --s, my manors,” H6C V, 2, 24. “the forest --s are wide and spacious,” Tit. II, 1, 114. “he hath left you all his --s, his private arbours and new-planted orchards,” Caes. III, 2, 252. Applied to a town: her (Rome's) “wide --s encompassed but one man,” Caes. I, 2, 155 (M. Edd. unanimously walls).
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