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Meaning of HIKE

Pronunciation:  hIk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
  2. [n]  the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"
  3. [n]  an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
  4. [v]  walk a long way, as for pleasure or physical exercise; "We were hiking in Colorado"; "hike the Rockies"
  5. [v]  increase; "The landlord hiked up the rents"

HIKE is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: boost, boost, cost increase, hike up, raise, rise, salary increase, tramp, wage hike, wage increase
 See Also: backpack, bring up, elevate, get up, increase, increment, lift, pack, raise, tramp, treck, trudge, walk, walk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hike\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hiked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Hiking}.] [Cf. {Hitch}.]
    To move with a swing, toss, throw, jerk, or the like. [Dial.
    or Colloq.]
  2. \Hike\, v. i.
    To hike one's self; specif., to go with exertion or effort;
    to tramp; to march laboriously. [Dial. or Colloq.] ``If you
    persist in heaving and hiking like this.''
  3. \Hike\, n.
    The act of hiking; a tramp; a march. [Dial. or Colloq.]
       With every hike there's a few laid out with their hands
       crossed.                                    --Scribner's
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