hiker


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hike

 (hīk)
v. hiked, hik·ing, hikes
v.intr.
1. To go on an extended walk for pleasure or exercise, especially in a natural setting.
2. To rise, especially to rise upward out of place: My coat had hiked up in the back.
v.tr.
1. To travel over on foot for pleasure or exercise: hiked the Appalachian Trail.
2. To increase or raise in amount, especially abruptly: shopkeepers who hiked their prices for the tourist trade.
3. To pull or raise with a sudden motion; hitch: hiked myself onto the stone wall; hiked up her knee socks.
4. Football To snap (the ball).
n.
1. A long walk or march: went for a hike to the lake.
2. An often abrupt increase or rise: a price hike.
3. Football See snap.
Phrasal Verb:
hike out Nautical
To sit and lean backward or be suspended beyond the high side of a heeling sailboat in order to counterbalance the heel.
Idiom:
take a hike Slang
To leave because one's presence is unwanted. Often used in the imperative.

[Origin unknown.]

hik′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hiker - a foot travelerhiker - a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
backpacker, packer - a hiker who wears a backpack
pedestrian, footer, walker - a person who travels by foot

hiker

noun walker, rambler, backpacker, wayfarer, hillwalker There are plenty of public huts to protect hikers from the elements.
Translations
مُتَجَوِّلمُتَنَزِّه سيرا على الأقْدام، مُتَجَوِّل
pěší turistaturista
vandrer
vaeltaja
šetač
göngukappi
ハイカー
들판을 걷는 사람
popotnik
vandrare
คนที่ไปเดินในชนบท
avarekır yürüyüşçüsü
người đi dạo

hiker

[ˈhaɪkəʳ] Nexcursionista mf

hiker

[ˈhaɪkər] nrandonneur/euse m/f

hiker

nWanderer m, → Wanderin f

hiker

[ˈhaɪkəʳ] nescursionista m/f

hike

(haik) noun
a long walk, usually in the country. twenty-mile hike.
verb
to go on a hike or hikes. He has hiked all over Britain.
ˈhiker noun

hiker

مُتَجَوِّل pěší turista vandrer Wanderer πεζοπόρος excursionista vaeltaja randonneur šetač escursionista ハイカー 들판을 걷는 사람 wandelaar vandrer wycieczkowicz caminhante турист vandrare คนที่ไปเดินในชนบท avare người đi dạo 漫步者
References in classic literature ?
Supper dishes washed, he cut shavings and kindling for a quick and certain breakfast fire, showed Anson a trick with foot-gear that was invaluable to any hiker, sang his "Like Argus of the Ancient Times," and told them of the great emigration across the Plains in Forty-nine.
If one hiker is incapacitated, the other hiker will have the ability to provide assistance.
The Chief Guest also awarded cash prize to the Best hiker and Best Patrol Leader Usman Pasha Dy.
Video footage shot inside a cabin, taken by a hiker shortly after the eruption and shown on NHK, revealed the screams of terrified hikers as rocks thundered onto the roof and walls.
Before the fourth hiker was found dead, Ali issued a statement saying that a military search for the missing hiker was underway.
Written by hiker Cedron Jones, for hikers, Peakbagging Montana: A Guide to Montana's Major Peaks is a guide to 53 solid hikes in the great state of Montana.
Las Vegas, Ramadan 14, 1434, Jul 23, 2013, SPA -- A Las Vegas police officer was killed when he fell off a cliff trying to rescue a stranded hiker, the department said.
Last year, after reading about an 88-year-old hiker with a trail name of Cimarron who was trying to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, Perry caught up with him in Vermont, where he brought supplies to the stranger and hiked with him.
This information will benefit any day hiker; including people looking for a short stroll to a nearby waterfall, to the long distance hiker looking to climb Hallett Peak, as well as hikes of varying lengths and difficulty in-between.
For this accessible study of spiritual aspects of hiking the Appalachian Trail, Bratton (environmental studies, Baylor University) uses qualitative and quantitative approaches, drawing on five sources: her study of long-distance Appalachian Trail hikers, published diaries and memoirs of trail hikers, hiker's logs and blogs, the author's own observations when she worked in the Great Smoky Mountains as an ecologist, and interviews with those in the trail community, including volunteers who live in small towns adjacent to the trail who help hikers in need.
After reading the story, they were asked whether the hunger, thirst, or cold was most unpleasant for the hiker and what the hiker most regretted not packing.
Summary: An American hiker has faced a harrowing ordeal after getting stuck on the side of a California cliff.