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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun trek has 2 senses

Verb trek has 2 senses


trekv. i. [D. trekken. See Track, n.].
  •  To draw or haul a load, as oxen.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  To travel, esp. by ox wagon; to go from place to place; to migrate.
    "One of the motives which induced the Boers of 1836 to trek out of the Colony."  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
trekn. [D. Cf. Track, n.].
     The act of trekking; a drawing or a traveling; a journey; a migration.
    "To the north a trek was projected, and some years later was nearly carried out, for the occupation of the Mashonaland."
Great Trek, the great emigration of Boers from Cape Colony which began in 1836, and resulted in the founding of the South African Republic and Orange Free State.


trek, v. & n. orig. S.Afr.
--v.intr. (trekked, trekking)
1 travel or make one's way arduously (trekking through the forest).
2 esp. hist. migrate or journey with one's belongings by ox-wagon.
3 (of an ox) draw a vehicle or pull a load.
1 a a journey or walk made by trekking (it was a trek to the nearest launderette). b each stage of such a journey.
2 an organized migration of a body of persons.

trekker n.
S.Afr. Du. trek (n.), trekken (v.) draw, travel



campaign, circuit, course, cruise, emigrate, emigration, excursion, expatriate, expatriation, expedition, fare, flight, flit, globe-trot, go abroad, go on safari, go overseas, grand tour, hit the trail, immigrate, immigration, in-migrate, in-migration, intermigrate, intermigration, jaunt, journey, junket, make a journey, make a pilgrimage, make a trip, migrate, migration, out-migrate, out-migration, outing, package tour, passage, peregrinate, peregrination, peregrinations, pilgrim, pilgrimage, pleasure trip, progress, range the world, remigrate, remigration, round trip, rubberneck, rubberneck tour, run, safari, sally, shoot, sight-see, stalk, swarm, swarming, take a trip, take the road, take wing, tour, transmigrate, transmigration, travels, trip, turn, voyage, wayfare




N journey, travel, traveling, wayfaring, campaigning, journey, excursion, expedition, tour, trip, grand tour, circuit, peregrination, discursion, ramble, pilgrimage, hajj, trek, course, ambulation, march, walk, promenade, constitutional, stroll, saunter, tramp, jog trot, turn, stalk, perambulation, noctambulation, noctambulism, somnambulism, outing, ride, drive, airing, jaunt, equitation, horsemanship, riding, manege, ride and tie, basophobia, roving, vagrancy, pererration, marching and countermarching, nomadism, vagabondism, vagabondage, hoboism, gadding, flit, flitting, migration, emigration, immigration, demigration, intermigration, wanderlust, plan, itinerary, guide, handbook, guidebook, road book, Baedeker, Bradshaw, Murray, map, road map, transportation guide, subway map, procession, cavalcade, caravan, file, cortege, column, vehicle, automobile, train, bus, airplane, plane, autobus, omnibus, subway, motorbike, dirt bike, off-road vehicle, van, minivan, motor scooter, trolley, locomotive, legs, feet, pegs, pins, trotters, traveler, depot, railway station, station, traveling, ambulatory, itinerant, peripatetic, roving, rambling, gadding, discursive, vagrant, migratory, monadic, circumforanean, circumforaneous, noctivagrant, mundivagrant, locomotive, wayfaring, wayworn, travel-stained, on foot, on horseback, on Shanks's mare, by the Marrowbone stage: in transitu, en route, Int, come along!.

VB travel, journey, course, take a journey, go a journey, take a walk, go out for walk, have a run, take the air, flit, take wing, migrate, emigrate, trek, rove, prowl, roam, range, patrol, pace up and down, traverse, scour the country, traverse the country, peragrate, circumambulate, perambulate, nomadize, wander, ramble, stroll, saunter, hover, go one's rounds, straggle, gad, gad about, expatiate, walk, march, step, tread, pace, plod, wend, go by shank's mare, promenade, trudge, tramp, stalk, stride, straddle, strut, foot it, hoof it, stump, bundle, bowl along, toddle, paddle, tread a path, take horse, ride, drive, trot, amble, canter, prance, fisk, frisk, caracoler, caracole, gallop, embark, board, set out, hit the road, get going, get underway, peg on, jog on, wag on, shuffle on, stir one's stumps, bend one's steps, bend one's course, make one's way, find one's way, wend one's way, pick one's way, pick one's way, thread one's way, plow one's way, slide, glide, coast, skim, skate, march in procession, file on, defile, go to, repair to, resort to, hie to, betake oneself to.

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