hike

verb
\ ˈhīk How to pronounce hike (audio) \
hiked; hiking

Definition of hike

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : to go on a hike
b : to travel by any means
2 : to rise up especially : to work upward out of place skirt had hiked up in back

transitive verb

1a : to move, pull, or raise with a sudden motion hiked himself onto the top bunk
c : to raise in amount sharply or suddenly hike rents
2 : to take on a hike
3 : to traverse on a hike hike a trail

hike

noun

Definition of hike (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a long walk especially for pleasure or exercise
2 : an increase especially in quantity or amount a new wage hike

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Other Words from hike

Verb

hiker noun

Examples of hike in a Sentence

Verb

We spent the afternoon hiking around the lake. She hiked 10 miles in the hot desert sun. We hiked some of the shorter trails. Our neighbors spent their vacation hiking the Rockies. The state keeps hiking the tax on cigarettes. There's talk of hiking the eligibility age. I hiked myself onto the ledge.

Noun

We went for a hike around the lake. The school lost a number of students after the tuition hike.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Another crew hikes in during the night and carries out the wood before dawn. Ben C. Solomon, New York Times, "‘These Forests Are the Lungs of the Country’: Thai Rangers Guard Precious Rosewood," 21 June 2019 Belfast was hiking and pubs, men who told me their war stories and women who laughed at men’s war stories. Jen Mcguire, Good Housekeeping, "Instead of Mourning the Loss of My Boys, I Set Off to Find Who I Was Without Them," 17 June 2019 The office offers numerous fun activities and perks including food, brew beers, nerf gun wars, happy hours, hikes and mini outings. 18. Leigh Farr, azcentral, "MEDIUM COMPANY RANKINGS:," 13 June 2019 The 25-year-old grant writer from Seattle had hiked the hills of Galilee and wandered the ancient market in Jerusalem. Farah Stockman, BostonGlobe.com, "Birthright trips, a rite of passage for many Jews, are now a target of protests," 11 June 2019 There, the duo snorkeled above vibrant coral reefs, hiked through the rainforest, and kayaked to nearby lagoons and islands—all the while making sure to squeeze in daily massages. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Inside Eliana Gil Rodriguez’s Escape to a “Pristine Paradise” in the Philippines," 17 Jan. 2019 History and Europe for me, hiking and the outdoors for her. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 People on Why It's Never Too Late to Start Traveling," 12 Sep. 2018 One of the biggest problems during Senior Week is absentee landlords who rent to large groups of teens, hike up the price, and don’t monitor the property, said City Inspector John Davis. Avalon R. Zoppo, Philly.com, "Senior Week in Wildwood: A money-making machine that residents love to hate," 20 June 2018 The man, who began his hike about 2 p.m., was unable to hike out and requested assistance, Cal Fire Capt. Ramona Sentinel, "Cedar Creek rescue," 2 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Don’t miss the chance to go for a hike in one of the country’s national parks: July is when berry-picking season begins, and the hedgerows burst with bilberries and cloudberries. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Places to Visit in July," 29 May 2019 So she's definitely got to be [intellectual], able to go on hikes with him and watch the sunset. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Noah Centineo's Love Life," 21 Feb. 2019 But the Russell recouped those losses Friday, rising alongside the broader market following signals from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that the central bank could adopt a more flexible path on interest-rate hikes. Michael Wursthorn, WSJ, "Small-Cap Stocks Take On New Shine as Markets Slump," 8 Jan. 2019 Leave room in your schedule for a hike: There are over 500 miles of trails, 100 of which are part of the great Appalachian Trail. Juliet Izon, Woman's Day, "The 12 Most Scenic Drives in the Country to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP," 4 Dec. 2018 But meditating or going for a hike are also good ways to clear your head and get your mind focused. Michelle Lee, Allure, "CEO and Author Jaclyn Johnson on Why Self-Care Is the Key to Success," 21 Aug. 2018 My family spent many years vacationing in national parks every summer, with my dad taking us on hikes that made 12-year-old me scowl. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Garmin Fenix 5S Plus review: So capable, so enviable, so expensive," 29 July 2018 Evaluate your dog’s health: Is your dog in good physical health and properly conditioned for a hike? Pomerado News, "Poway officials warn hikers as temperatures rise," 6 July 2018 Details on multiday hikes and paddles: https://bit.ly/2K3uwF6. Harriot Manley, SFChronicle.com, "Favorite escapes for Northern California’s eco-minded congressman," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of hike

Verb

1809, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

Noun

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hike

Verb

perhaps akin to hitch entry 1

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hike

verb

English Language Learners Definition of hike

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to walk a long distance especially for pleasure or exercise : to go on a hike
: to suddenly increase the cost, amount, or level of (something)
: to pull or lift (something, such as yourself or part of your clothing) with a quick movement

hike

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hike (Entry 2 of 2)

: a usually long walk especially for pleasure or exercise
: a usually sudden increase in the cost, level, or amount of something

hike

verb
\ ˈhīk How to pronounce hike (audio) \
hiked; hiking

Kids Definition of hike

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to take a long walk especially for pleasure or exercise

Other Words from hike

hiker noun

hike

noun

Kids Definition of hike (Entry 2 of 2)

: a long walk especially for pleasure or exercise

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