hike vs hiking what difference

what is difference between hike and hiking

English

Etymology

From English dialectal hyke (to walk vigorously), probably a Northern form of hitch, from Middle English hytchen, hichen, icchen (to move, jerk, stir). Cognate with Scots hyke (to move with a jerk), dialectal German hicken (to hobble, walk with a limp), Danish hinke (to hop). More at hick.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /haɪk/
  • Rhymes: -aɪk

Noun

hike (plural hikes)

  1. A long walk.
  2. An abrupt increase.
    The tenants were not happy with the rent hike.
  3. (American football) The snap of the ball to start a play.
  4. A sharp upward tug to raise something.
    • 2016, Erik Schubach, The Hollow
      She gave a cute hike of her skirt as she spun and almost sauntered down the stairs.

Translations

Verb

hike (third-person singular simple present hikes, present participle hiking, simple past and past participle hiked)

  1. To take a long walk for pleasure or exercise.
    Don’t forget to bring the map when we go hiking tomorrow.
  2. To unfairly or suddenly raise a price.
  3. (American football) To snap the ball to start a play.
  4. (nautical) To lean out to the windward side of a sailboat in order to counterbalance the effects of the wind on the sails.
  5. To pull up or tug upwards sharply.
    She hiked her skirt up.

Synonyms

  • (to take a long walk): tramp
  • (to lean to the windward side): lean out, sit out

Derived terms

  • hiker
  • hiking

Translations

Interjection

hike

  1. Let’s go; get moving. A command to a dog sled team, given by a musher.

See also

  • hitchhike
  • hitchhiker
  • take a hike

Ido

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin hīc.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhikɛ/

Adverb

hike

  1. here, in this place

Derived terms


Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

hike (present tense hiker, past tense hika or hiket, past participle hika or hiket)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2005; superseded by hige

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

After Danish hige.

Verb

hike (present tense hikar, past tense hika, past participle hika, passive infinitive hikast, present participle hikande, imperative hik)

  1. to yearn

See also

  • hige (Bokmål)

References

  • “hike” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.


English

Wikivoyage

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaɪkɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪkɪŋ

Verb

hiking

  1. present participle of hike

Noun

hiking (uncountable)

  1. Walking in the countryside for pleasure or sport.

Usage notes

  • This term is not commonly used in New Zealand, where the term tramping is preferred.

Descendants

  • Japanese: ハイキング (haikingu)
  • Korean: 하이킹 (haiking)

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