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 Don’t let your hips sink or hike up to the ceiling. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "The Family-Friendly Workout to Fight Cabin Fever," 2 Jan. 2021 With the main rivers high and muddy, now is the time to hike a bit and check out the tributaries of the Rocky, Chagrin, Grand and Ashtabula rivers. cleveland, "Ice just forming, and it’s not safe yet: NE Ohio fishing report for weekend of Jan. 1-3, 2021," 31 Dec. 2020 Her photo of a baby opossum was taken at the Lower Rock Run-I&M Canal access in Joliet, where Wisnieski likes to hike and view nature, a news release said. chicagotribune.com, "Naperville People in the News," 7 Dec. 2020 The Ice Age Trail Alliance celebrated the trail’s 40th anniversary as a National Scenic Trail in October by encouraging people to hike 40 miles and visit three trail communities during the month. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Get in free to Waukesha parks and more ways to Opt Outside on Black Friday," 20 Nov. 2020 The downside is that tourists and partiers who previously drove to the top of the hill now park along the streets below the lookout and hike up or just party around their cars. Phil Matier, SFChronicle.com, "Twin Peaks closed to traffic to promote social distancing — noise and trash are the result," 9 Sep. 2020 That might mean dining outdoors for a date, meeting up for a picnic in the park, ice skating, or just taking a walk or hike together. Molly Longman, refinery29.com, "How COVID-19 Has Changed Dating (Hint: “The Talk” Is Way More Intense)," 10 Dec. 2020 Chen, a sophomore at Atlanta’s Emory University, took the semester off and moved to a cousin’s house in South Lake Tahoe to work, hike and explore. Brian Contreras, Los Angeles Times, "Even from childhood bedrooms, socially distanced students work to get out the vote," 30 Oct. 2020 The vineyard idea was part of a plan to keep the hillside area as natural as possible, a place where residents could hike and enjoy the views. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Amaterra Wines offers a tasting room with a view," 17 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Most of the companies surveyed expect another price hike in the first half of 2021, anticipating even more demand, including from vaccine shipments. Washington Post, "How Big Cardboard is handling the 2020 box boom," 30 Dec. 2020 Most of the companies surveyed expect another price hike in the first half of 2021, anticipating even more demand, including from vaccine shipments. Hannah Denham, BostonGlobe.com, "How Big Cardboard is handling the 2020 box boom," 30 Dec. 2020 Wildlife and Fisheries will also ask the Legislature to approve the first restructuring and increase in hunting and fishing license fees since 2000, as well as a price hike for commercial fishing permits. Tristan Baurick, NOLA.com, "Facing budget crisis, Louisiana wildlife agency to ask state for $20 million in emergency funds," 19 Dec. 2020 The price hike comes as a controversial new gig economy law, which Uber and its peers spent millions pushing to pass, is set to take effect this week. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, "Uber rides and food deliveries will cost more in California to cover new driver protections," 14 Dec. 2020 Disney also announced a price hike on Disney+, effective in March, to $7.99 monthly from $6.99. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Cord cutters rejoice: More first-run streaming coming to your living room," 12 Dec. 2020 Despite Australia’s work in building a market in China, its customer base is unlikely to stomach a post-tariff price hike. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Australia’s ‘approachable’ wine won over China’s middle class. Then came the tariffs," 7 Dec. 2020 Those upgrades typically come with a price hike, but several of this year’s honorees manage to offer exciting tech upgrades for considerably less money than their predecessors or competitors. Stan Horaczek, Popular Science, "The best gadgets of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020 The Charlotte, North Carolina, custom door maker was facing a 60% price hike for its old coverage plan. Tom Murphy, chicagotribune.com, "New insurance approach: Workers shop for health coverage with employer subsidy," 23 Nov. 2020

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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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Last Updated

12 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Hike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hike. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for hike

hike

verb
How to pronounce hike (audio)

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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