Walking vs Trample - What's the difference?

walking | trample |

As verbs the difference between walking and trample

is that walking is while trample is to crush something by walking on it.

As nouns the difference between walking and trample

is that walking is while trample is the sound of heavy footsteps.

As a adjective walking

is as a human; living.




  • 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




  • To crush something by walking on it.
  • to trample grass or flowers
  • * Bible, Matthew vii. 6
  • Neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=Everything a living animal could do to destroy and to desecrate bed and walls had been done. […]  A canister of flour from the kitchen had been thrown at the looking-glass and lay like trampled snow over the remains of a decent blue suit with the lining ripped out which lay on top of the ruin of a plastic wardrobe.}}
  • (by extension) To treat someone harshly.
  • To walk heavily and destructively.
  • * Charles Dickens
  • (by extension) To cause emotional injury as if by trampling.
  • (Cowper)


    (en noun)
  • the sound of heavy footsteps
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