Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Trek \Trek\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trekked; p. pr. & vb. n. Trekking.] [Written also treck.] [D. trekken. See Track, n.] [South Africa]
To draw or haul a load, as oxen.
To travel, esp. by ox wagon; to go from place to place; to migrate. [Chiefly South Africa]
One of the motives which induced the Boers of 1836 to trek out of the Colony.
Trek \Trek\, n. [Written also treck.] [D. Cf. Track, n.] The act of trekking; a drawing or a traveling; a journey; a migration. [Chiefly South Africa]
To the north a trek was projected, and some years later
was nearly carried out, for the occupation of the
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 may refer to:
- Backpacking (wilderness), also known as trekking
- The Great Trek, a 19th-century migration of Africa's Boers
- Trek (band), Russian rock band
- the Trek experiment, UC Berkeley, on board STS-74.
- Trek Bicycle Corporation, a bicycle manufacturer
- Trekking bike, a type of hybrid bicycle
- Horse or pony trekking, a form of trail riding
- KCNK2, otherwise known as the TREK-1 potassium channel
Trek is a Russian rock band formed in Khabarovsk, Soviet Russia, in 1977.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1849 (n.) "a stage of a journey by ox wagon;" 1850 (v.), "to travel or migrate by ox wagon," from Afrikaans trek, from Dutch trekken "to march, journey," originally "to draw, pull," from Middle Dutch trecken (cognate with Middle Low German trecken, Old High German trechan "to draw"). Especially in reference to the Groot Trek (1835 and after) of more than 10,000 Boers, who, discontented with the English colonial authorities, left Cape Colony and went north and north-east. In general use as a noun by 1941. Related: Trekked; trekking.
n. 1 A slow or difficult journey. 2 (context South Africa English) A journey by ox wagon. 3 (context South Africa English) The :w:Great Trek of 1835-1837. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To make a slow or arduous journey. 2 (context intransitive English) To journey on foot, especially to hike through mountainous areas. 3 (context South Africa English) To travel by ox wagon.
n. a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
any long and difficult trip
v. journey on foot, especially in the mountains; "We spent the summer trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas"
make a long and difficult journey; "They trekked towards the North Pole with sleds and skis"
Usage examples of "trek".
The big alligator farms pulled people in, and then they stayed and paid good tourist dollars for airboat rides, canoe treks along the endless canals at sunset, and even camping in traditional chickees.
And the antlered man could have been a great help on their trek through Darkruin for, after all, Ildran was his enemy too.
But Navdaq turned away, the conversation over, and resumed its trek to the Autocrat, leading Jane way, Neelix, and Tuvok himself while the Vulcan began finally to come to peace inside himself, suppressing the powerful emotions behind the mask of logic and restoring his natural equilibrium.
Ferry transfers to Mersing were priced in green chalk next to jungle treks in blue.
This lasted until the jawanda began to fold in on itself, burying the hull in more and more of its body, minimeter piling on mil 136 STAR TREK T OGETGT-TT limeter, until the cruiser was completely enveloped in successive folds of jawanda.
Uhura regarded her spear again, wishing the cere 6 STAR TREK LOG TEN monial feathers tied just below the blade were sewn to one of her summer dresses.
Despite the numerous and well-armed guards, Don Humberto would not hear of his guest departing with less than a full squad of his own lancer-bodyguards, a quartet of servants, and a fully equipped and provided pack train to afford the estimable Conde Maylo de Morre security and civilized comforts on the long trek over the mountains.
It was on the third day of our trek, when we were drawing near to the Tugela, that we met the Boer embassy, off-saddled by a little stream where we proposed to outspan to rest the oxen while we ate our midday meal.
In the end, just as I was about to trek seawards, an old friend, Maputa, turned up at my wagons--that same man who had brought me the message from Panda before we started to attack Bangu.
Rick Berman and Michael Piller made me a part of the Star Trek universe in the first place, thereby changing my life.
Again the broad, sweeping gesture, this time taking in the entire hor tilde onless chamber: cages full of snaillike plants, plantlike snails, a cubicle lined with tiny 182 STAR TREK LOG Six colored balls, animals that resembled rocks, plants that resembled buildings, plant-animals like nothing on Earth.
Clayton having agreed with a thoroughly false martyred expression to sit in for me from four to midnight, I drove early to Lambourn to collect Alessia, pausing only for coffee and encouragement from Popsy before setting off on the three-hour trek to Brighton.
Because they are gifted at neither metaphysics nor dialogue, Reloaded plays like a cross between a video game and a preachy episode of Star Trek.
Star Trek and Star Wars novelizations, many of which tell lively and entertaining stories, but which, by predesign and stern publishing decree, do nothing at all to advance the underlying series concept beyond its starting point.
Their trek to Amer66 Ruth Sidransky ica began three years earlier, when my grandfather fled conscription into the Russian army.