hike

[hahyk]
verb (used without object), hiked, hiking.
1.
to walk or march a great distance, especially through rural areas, for pleasure, exercise, military training, or the like.
2.
to move up or rise, as out of place or position (often followed by up ): My shirt hikes up if I don't wear a belt.
3.
Nautical. to hold oneself outboard on the windward side of a heeling sailboat to reduce the amount of heel.
verb (used with object), hiked, hiking.
4.
to move, draw, or raise with a jerk (often followed by up ): to hike up one's socks.
5.
to increase, often sharply and unexpectedly: to hike the price of milk.
noun
6.
a long walk or march for recreational activity, military training, or the like.
7.
an increase or rise, often sharp and unexpected: a hike in wages.
Idioms
8.
take a hike, Slang. to go away because one's company is not desired.

Origin:
1800–10; perhaps dialectal variant of hitch1

hiker, noun


1. tramp, ramble, trek, trudge, backpack.
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hike (haɪk)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to walk a long way, usually for pleasure or exercise, esp in the country
2.  (usually foll by up) to pull or be pulled; hitch
3.  (tr) to increase (a price)
 
n
4.  a long walk
5.  a rise in prices, wages, etc
 
[C18: of uncertain origin]
 
'hiker
 
n

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Word Origin & History

hike
1809, Eng. dial. hyke "to walk vigorously," of unknown origin. The noun is from 1865. Sense of "pull up" (as pants) first recorded 1873 in Amer.Eng., and may be a variant of hitch; extended sense of "raise" (as wages) is 1867.
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hike definition


  1. n.
    a monetary increase. : Another hike in the electric rates takes place this spring.
  2. tv.
    to increase an amount of money. : I wanted them to hike my salary, but they refused.
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Example sentences for Hikers
Catamount is currently accessible to hikers and snowmobilers.
These impacts diminish the enjoyment of scenic areas for motorists and hikers alike.
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