walker

If you get from one place to another using the power of your own two legs, you're a walker. Whether you stroll, saunter, or stride, you can still describe yourself as a walker.

You can also call a walker a pedestrian, or if they walk on wooded trails and up hilly slopes, a hiker. There's an entirely different meaning of this word as well — a walker is also a supportive frame that elderly people or people with disabilities can use to help them get around. Even if you use a walker for stability when you walk, you're still a walker!

Definitions of walker
  1. noun
    a person who travels by foot
    synonyms: footer, pedestrian
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    hiker, tramp, tramper
    a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
    hobbler, limper
    someone who has a limp and walks with a hobbling gait
    jaywalker
    a reckless pedestrian who crosses a street illegally
    marcher, parader
    walks with regular or stately step
    nondriver
    a person who is not a driver
    passer, passer-by, passerby
    a person who passes by casually or by chance
    peripatetic
    a person who walks from place to place
    rambler
    a person who takes long walks in the country
    ambler, saunterer, stroller
    someone who walks at a leisurely pace
    shuffler
    someone who walks without raising the feet
    reeler, staggerer, totterer
    someone who walks unsteadily as if about to fall
    stalker
    someone who walks with long stiff strides
    stamper, stomper, tramper, trampler
    someone who walks with a heavy noisy gait or who stamps on the ground
    strider
    a person who walks rapidly with long steps
    stumbler, tripper
    a walker or runner who trips and almost falls
    swaggerer
    someone who walks in an arrogant manner
    plodder, slogger, trudger
    someone who walks in a laborious heavy-footed manner
    waddler
    someone who walks with a waddling gait
    wayfarer
    a pedestrian who walks from place to place
    backpacker, packer
    a hiker who wears a backpack
    pivot, pivot man
    the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver
    wheeler
    the man at the outermost end of the rank in wheeling
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    traveler, traveller
    a person who changes location
  2. noun
    an enclosing framework on casters or wheels; helps babies learn to walk
    synonyms: baby-walker, go-cart
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    framework
    a structure supporting or containing something
  3. noun
    a light enclosing framework (trade name Zimmer) with rubber castors or wheels and handles; helps invalids or the handicapped or the aged to walk
    synonyms: Zimmer, Zimmer frame
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    framework
    a structure supporting or containing something
  4. noun
    a shoe designed for comfortable walking
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    shoe
    footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
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