What does hike mean?

Definitions for hike

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word hike.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hike, hiking, trampnoun

    a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure

    "she enjoys a hike in her spare time"

  2. rise, boost, hike, cost increasenoun

    an increase in cost

    "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"

  3. raise, rise, wage hike, hike, wage increase, salary increaseverb

    the amount a salary is increased

    "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"

  4. hike, hike up, boostverb


    "The landlord hiked up the rents"

  5. hikeverb

    walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise

    "We were hiking in Colorado"; "hike the Rockies"


  1. Hikeverb

    To raise with a quick movement.

  2. Hikeverb

    To raise (a price) quickly or significantly in a single step. They hiked gasoline prices twenty cents in less than a week.

  3. Hikeverb

    (Football) To pass (the ball) from the center to the quarterback at the start of the play; to snap (the ball).

  4. Hikeverb

    to take a long walk, especially for pleasure or exercise.


  1. hikenoun

    A long walk.

  2. hikenoun

    An abrupt increase.

    The tenants were not happy with the rent hike.

  3. hikenoun

    The snap of the ball to start a play.

  4. hikenoun

    A command to a dog sled team, given by a musher

  5. hikeverb

    To take a long walk for pleasure or exercise.

  6. hikeverb

    To unfairly or suddenly raise a price.

  7. hikeverb

    To snap the ball to start a play.

  8. hikeverb

    To lean out to the windward side of a sailboat in order to counter-balance the effects of the wind on the sails.

  9. hikeverb

    To pull up or tug upwards sharply.

  10. Etymology: From English dialectal hyke, probably a Northern form of hitch, from hytchen, hichen, icchen. Cognate with hyke, dialectal hicken, hinke. More at hick.


  1. hike

    A hike is a long walk or journey, typically in the countryside or wilderness, undertaken for leisure, exercise or to explore nature. It often involves following a trail or path and can vary in difficulty, duration and distance. Hiking can also involve walking uphill or mountain climbing, often requiring specific gear and physical strength.


  1. hike

    These sites require hiking in more than 1/8 mile from the road to reach the launch.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hike

    A brief equivalent to "Be off," "Go away." It is generally used in a contemptuous sense; as, he was "hiked off"--that is, dismissed at once, or in a hurry. To swing.

Suggested Resources

  1. HIKE

    What does HIKE stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the HIKE acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HIKE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hike is ranked #69170 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hike surname appeared 284 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Hike.

    77.8% or 221 total occurrences were White.
    17.9% or 51 total occurrences were Black.
    1.7% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hike in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hike in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of hike in a Sentence

  1. Farbod Mimeh:

    A strong number could be the final piece of the puzzle needed for the Fed to begin its rate hike in December,” said Farbod Mimeh, a dealer at London Capital Group. http://www.wsj.com/articles/global-stocks-pressured-by-metals-prices-1448355689

  2. Christopher McCandless:

    I need your help. I am injured, near death, and too weak to hike out of here. I am all alone. This is no joke. In the name of God, please remain to save me. I am out collecting berries close by and shall return this evening. Thank you, Chris McCandless.

  3. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Remember! When we hike at a fast pace we don't go that far. Same applies to quick decisions.

  4. Brian Jacobsen:

    The Fed is taking baby steps towards a rate hike, the Fed is doing a good job getting people ready for a rate hike before year's end, making it likely to be a low-impact event.

  5. Aaron Kohli:

    The penance for a delay of the hike is a much steeper hike...That’s the balance the market’s been playing with, the longer the Fed stays on hold, the more risk there is that factors like inflation will build up.

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Translations for hike

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  • رفعArabic
  • caminadaCatalan, Valencian
  • Wanderung, wandernGerman
  • caminataSpanish
  • partir en randonnée, randonnée, randonnerFrench
  • passeggiata, balzo, fare un'escursione, escursione, impennata, camminata, aumentoItalian
  • 遠足, ハイキング, 急騰, 散策, 急上昇Japanese
  • wandeling, plotse stijgingDutch
  • gåtur, vandringNorwegian
  • wędrówkaPolish
  • fazer uma caminhadaPortuguese
  • гулять, путешествовать, экскурсия, повышение, поход, прогулка, подъём, бродитьRussian
  • vandring, vandraSwedish
  • உயர்வுTamil

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