Definitions of trek

  1. journey on foot, esp. in the mountains; " We spent the summer trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas"
  2. any long and difficult trip
  3. ( South African) a journey by ox wagon ( especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
  4. make a long and difficult journey; " They trekked towards the North Pole with sleds and skis"
  5. a journey by ox wagon ( especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
  6. journey on foot, especially in the mountains; " We spent the summer trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas"
  7. To draw or haul a load, as oxen.
  8. To travel, esp. by ox wagon; to go from place to place; to migrate.
  9. The act of trekking; a drawing or a traveling; a journey; a migration.
  10. In South Africa, to travel by wagon, especially in search of a new settlement; to draw a load.

Usage examples for trek

  1. From their first settlement beyond the Vaal in the years immediately following the Great Trek of 1836, the farmers, though considering themselves to form one people, had been grouped in several small communities. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  2. Her favorite thing was to trek among the hedgerows and stone fences, making charcoal sketches on opened- out brown bags. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  3. South of them came the Orange Free State, just across the Colony border- independent, but not so bitter; while in the Colony itself remained all those weaker brethren whose hearts had failed them in the Great Trek days, and who had remained under our government. – With Rimington by L. March Phillipps
  4. Still, our trek to the stars would turn in on itself if they got here first. – Sympathetic Magic by Paul Cameron Brown
  5. Courage, eagerness, and joy- still unalloyed by all the fatigues and perils of the long trek after adventure- showed on every face. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  6. It was rarely the case that the Boers attempted to trek for any considerable distance with their heavy waggons when they were aware of the presence of the enemy in the vicinity. – With the Boer Forces by Howard C. Hillegas
  7. About this time there was dug another huge pit- trap near the pass in the cliffs, in which many quaggas were trapped; and then, there were stirring scenes, while these wild creatures were being broken to harness, and trained to " trek" in a wagon. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  8. Make ready, for we trek at once; the air here is full of fever." – Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard
  9. In fact the first aim of the Boers was to trek beyond reach of the arm of the law. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  10. One of the motives which induced the Boers of 1836 to trek out of the Colony was their disgust at the establishment of such equality by the British Government. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  11. Our last trek was a favour. – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer
  12. As it was, a poor trek ox- luckily it was sick- and two sheep were killed. – Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard
  13. Not at all tired after your trek, eh? – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
  14. Here's where we trek on the back trail. – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  15. On the other hand, a shrine may well have stood for many years on this spot, for it marks the half- way house in the arduous two days' journey between San Severino and Castro- villari, a summer trek that must date from hoary antiquity. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  16. Then we marched away feeling we were now a definite part of the old regiment, and a few days later started our trek southward. – From the St. Lawrence to the Yser with the 1st Canadian brigade by Frederic C. Curry
  17. The blunders which preceded the Great Trek of 1836 were attributable rather to the home government than to its agents on the spot, and in the years that followed colonial feeling complained more often of Downing- street than it did of Government House at Cape Town. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  18. It might even trek to France. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett