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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hike, hiking, trampnoun

    a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure

    "she enjoys a hike in her spare time"


  1. hikingnoun

    walking in the countryside for pleasure or sport


  1. Hiking

    Hiking is a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails or footpaths in the countryside. Walking for pleasure developed in Europe during the eighteenth century. Religious pilgrimages have existed much longer but they involve walking long distances for a spiritual purpose associated with specific religions. "Hiking" is the preferred term in Canada and the United States; the term "walking" is used in these regions for shorter, particularly urban walks. In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the word "walking" describes all forms of walking, whether it is a walk in the park or backpacking in the Alps. The word hiking is also often used in the UK, along with rambling, hillwalking, and fell walking (a term mostly used for hillwalking in northern England). The term bushwalking is endemic to Australia, having been adopted by the Sydney Bush Walkers club in 1927. In New Zealand a long, vigorous walk or hike is called tramping. It is a popular activity with numerous hiking organizations worldwide, and studies suggest that all forms of walking have health benefits.


  1. hiking

    Hiking refers to the recreational activity of walking or trekking in natural landscapes, typically on trails or footpaths that are surrounded by forests, mountains, or other wilderness areas. It is usually done for pleasure, exercise, and exploration of the outdoor environment. Hiking may vary in difficulty, duration, and terrain, ranging from easy walks on gentle slopes to more challenging climbs on rugged terrain. It often offers opportunities to connect with nature, enjoy beautiful scenery, and engage in physical activity.


  1. Hiking

    Hiking is an outdoor activity which consists of walking in natural environments, often in mountainous or other scenic terrain. People often hike on hiking trails. It is such a popular activity that there are numerous hiking organizations worldwide. Studies have confirmed the health benefits of different types of hiking, including losing excess weight, decreasing hypertension, and improving mental health. The word hiking is understood in all English-speaking countries, but there are differences in usage.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hiking in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hiking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Hiking in a Sentence

  1. Tatha Ghose:

    Today, the central bank will likely confirm that it is not ending its hiking cycle to switch to data-driven mode – in which case, the market will be vindicated, at the same time, any tentative sign that the central bank is thinking about pausing the hiking cycle soon will add to the scepticism and reverse the strength of the exchange rate.

  2. Breanna Martinez:

    I scrolled down and the very first post was a picture of his two sons and behind him was the lake — Lake Berryessa, and it just said, ‘Hiking the Blue Ridge Trail today.’.

  3. Steve Bosbach:

    Here in Oregon, we have fantastic hiking opportunities, and the state has a very liberal policy on nudity.

  4. Agata Ludwiczak:

    Think about hiking, when you're setting out on an adventure, you need your backpack, supplies and equipment, but you also need a compass to tell you where you're heading. Without one or the other it is not likely to be a very successful trip.

  5. Anthony Chan:

    It really tells you that there's no justification at all for the Federal Reserve to slow down the growth pace, which tells you that maybe this hiking thing and long term yields is real.

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