American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make a slow or arduous journey.
- v. To journey on foot, especially to hike through mountainous areas.
- v. South African To travel by ox wagon.
- n. A journey or leg of a journey, especially when slow or difficult.
- n. South African A journey by ox wagon, especially a migration such as that of the Boers from 1835 to 1837.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In South Africa:
- To draw a vehicle, as oxen; pull a load along.
- To travel by ox-wagon; hence, to travel in general; go from place to place; migrate.
- n. In South Africa, the action of drawing, as a vehicle or a load; draft; traction; hence, a journey or migration; the distance between one stopping-place and the next; travel: as, that was short trek.
- n. A slow or difficult journey.
- n. South Africa A journey by ox wagon, especially the Boer migration of 1835-7.
- v. intransitive To make a slow or arduous journey.
- v. intransitive To journey on foot, especially to hike through mountainous areas.
- v. South Africa To travel by ox wagon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To draw or haul a load, as oxen.
- v. Chiefly South Africa To travel, esp. by ox wagon; to go from place to place; to migrate.
- n. Chiefly South Africa The act of trekking; a drawing or a traveling; a journey; a migration.
- n. a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
- n. any long and difficult trip
- v. journey on foot, especially in the mountains
- v. make a long and difficult journey
- From Afrikaans trek. (Wiktionary)
- Afrikaans, to travel by ox wagon, from Dutch trekken, to travel, from Middle Dutch trecken, to pull. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If the word "trek" is unfamiliar to you, it means hiking for days, carrying all your belongings on your back and wearing the same clothes every day and night.”
“If the word "trek" is unfamiliar to you, it means hiking for days, carrying all your belongings on your back and wearing the same clothes every day and night.â¨â¨”
“But the trek is a dangerous one even when massive herds band together, for while there is safety in numbers, numbers also draw attention, and the carnivores are moving in!”
“Joining him on the trek is his pal Katz, a man who at first seems incapable of walking the length of a shopping mall.”
“The growing media presence by a patch of rock and sand in the Atacama desert meant that you would trek from the camp up the hill to view the drilling, interview engineers and miners 'relatives, then trek down again, only to see a different camp.”
“Other than the problem of access, the other major complication to an Everest trek is the high likelihood of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).”
“The primary goal of an Everest trek is the Everest base camp at an elevation of about 5340 metres.”
“One of the characteristics of Salkantay trek is that travellers hike through the high Jungle of Cusco since the third day and arrive walking to Aguas Calientes.”
“I learned that if you tell them to, people WILL dress up in trek cloths when video game consoles are on the line. ”
“So, if all goes well, and flights, weather, and my own physiology (in regards to high altitudes) come together, on March 15th I will begin a trek from the tiny mountain village of Lukla, Nepal – after flying from Kathmandu after a couple days of “jet lag” rest and exploration – before heading to, in this order (descriptions from my hired guides for this trek, GAP Adventures):”
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words describing slow action or movement
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Interesting, there is a traditional vocabulary of an Ukrainian, that differs from vocabulary of average American. It would be nice to explore it.
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...where C is any consonant and V is any vowel.
Ways of walking, running, skipping, etc. Not included: assisted locomotion (riding, driving, boating). These verbs should more or less fit the paradigm: She _______ (her way) into/out of/through/ar...
Vertical, that is. Nothing quite like high altitude with a view.
Unexpected or not. :)
Looking for tweets for trek.