Strolling vs Walking - What's the difference?

strolling | walking |

As verbs the difference between strolling and walking

is that strolling is (stroll) while walking is (walk).

As nouns the difference between strolling and walking

is that strolling is the taking of a stroll while walking is .

As a adjective walking is

as a human; living.




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The taking of a stroll.
  • * 1821 , John Foster, An essay on the evils of popular ignorance (page 147)
  • walking



  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • .
  • * 1878 , Anthony Trollope, Ayala's Angel
  • Mrs Dosett, aware that daintiness was no longer within the reach of her and hers, did assent to these walkings in Kensington Gardens.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Rob Dorit
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= These 'Bots Are Made for Walking , passage=Walking seems so simple: Just put one foot in front of the other. Yet every step you take is a precarious act. When you walk, your body’s center of mass is rarely located over one of your feet.}}


  • as a human; living.
  • Elizabeth knows so many words that they call her the walking dictionary.
    Phil's mother is a walking miracle after surviving that accident.
  • Able to walk in spite of injury or sickness.
  • Characterized by or suitable for walking.
  • a walking tour
    good walking shoes

    Derived terms

    * walking bass * walking cane * walking carpet * walking cast * walking fern * walking frame * walking papers * walking patient * walking stick * walking wounded

    See also

    * shanks' pony