verb (used without object), hiked, hik·ing.
verb (used with object), hiked, hik·ing.
Origin of hike
Examples from the Web for hiking
They did "wholesome things like hiking and hanging out at home."Boy Shaves Stash, Gets the Girl: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Forever|Amy Zimmerman|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, when she died I started doing yoga, hiking, and really do some deeper look into me and my purpose and all of that.‘American Idol’ Bandleader Rickey Minor on His Favorite Performance and What It Takes to Win|Kevin Fallon|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perfect for wildlife watching, hiking trails snake through canyons beside the swirling Rio Grande in the US-Mexico borderlands.
The first search and rescue mission mapped an effort to find two friends who had gone missing while hiking in the Peruvian Andes.
Most come for the beaches, jungles, hiking paths, luxury resorts, and the temples of neighboring Cambodia.Going Back to Vietnam Is Sometimes Amusing, Often Fraught, and Always Surreal|Jeff Greenfield|March 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hiking Order—In the country, even along unused roads, hike in single file on the left side of the road.
I managed to reach most of the infantry regiments, however, by hiking down from the woods and sometimes catching a ride.A Jewish Chaplain in France|Lee J. Levinger
June 19 the first platoon pulled out, and the second platoon followed on the next night, hiking 37 kilometres to Damas-aux-Bois.Battery E in France|Frederic R. Kilner
Sheyenne River Park (Tour 1): picnicking, swimming, hiking; suitable in winter for skiing.North Dakota|Various
I used to spend a whole day hiking along here with my dog, just rooting around and having a grand time.The Short Life|Francis Donovan
British Dictionary definitions for hiking
Word Origin for hike
Word Origin and History for hiking
1809, hyke "to walk vigorously," an English dialectal word of unknown origin. A yike from 1736 answers to the sense.
HIKE, v. to go away. It is generally used in a contemptuous sense. Ex. "Come, hike," i.e. take yourself off; begone. [Rev. Robert Forby, "The Vocabulary of East Anglia," London, 1830]
Sense of "pull up" (as pants) first recorded 1873 in American English, and may be a variant of hitch; extended sense of "raise" (as wages) is 1867. Related: Hiked; hiking. The noun is from 1865.
Idioms and Phrases with hiking
see take a hike.