AskDefine | Define hike

Dictionary Definition



1 a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure [syn: tramp]
2 an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates" [syn: rise, boost, cost increase]
3 the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike" [syn: raise, rise, wage hike, wage increase, salary increase]


1 increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents" [syn: hike up, boost]
2 walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise; "We were hiking in Colorado"; "hike the Rockies"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A long walk.
  2. An abrupt increase.
    The tenants were not happy with the rent hike.
  3. The snap of the ball to start a play.


a long walk
  • German: Wanderung
  • Japanese: 散策, ハイキング
  • Swedish: Vandring
an abrupt increase
the snap of the ball to start a play


  1. To walk along a hiking trail, especially a nature/scenic long walk, usually without overnight camping gear.
  2. To unfairly or suddenly raise a price.
  3. To snap the ball to start a play.
  4. To lean out to the windward side of a sailboat in order to counter-balance the effects of the wind on the sails.


to lean to the windward side

Derived terms


to walk along a hiking trail
  • German: wandern
  • Japanese: 散策, ハイキング
  • Swedish: vandra
to unfairly or suddenly raise a price
to snap the ball to start a play
nautical: to lean out to the windward side of a sailboat

Extensive Definition

Hike may refer to:
  • Hiking, walking lengthy distances in the countryside or wilderness
  • Hiking (sailing), moving a sailor's body weight as far to windward (upwind) as possible, in order to counteract the force of the wind pushing sideways against the boat's sails
  • Alternative spelling for Heka (god), an Egyptian god
  • Hike (American football), another word for "snap"
  • Hike (dog mushing), a command to a dog team
hike in Catalan: Hike

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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