How Do You Spell HIKES?

Pronunciation: [hˈa͡ɪks] (IPA)

The word "hikes" is spelled with the letter "e" after the "k" to indicate the "s" sound at the end of the word. In IPA phonetic transcription, the word is pronounced /haɪks/. The "h" sound is represented by the letter "h", the "ai" sound is represented by the letters "ai", and the "k" sound followed by the "s" sound is represented by the letter "ks". The spelling of "hikes" follows standard English phonetic rules for adding "s" to make a noun plural.

HIKES Meaning and Definition

  1. Hikes refers to the plural form of the verb "hike." A hike is an action of walking or trekking through natural or rugged terrain, typically for enjoyment, exercise, or exploration purposes. It involves traversing hills, mountains, forests, or other outdoor landscapes, often following marked trails or paths. Hikes can vary in difficulty, length, and intensity, catering to different levels of physical fitness and experience.

    Hikes are frequently undertaken as recreational activities, promoting personal well-being, physical fitness, and mental rejuvenation. They provide opportunities for individuals to connect with nature, experience solitude or camaraderie, and witness scenic beauty or wildlife. Hikes can be organized as guided tours or undertaken independently, allowing individuals to set their own pace and choose their preferred routes.

    In addition to their leisure aspect, hikes can also serve utilitarian purposes such as transporting goods or reaching remote locations or landmarks. They have been historically employed as means of transportation, trade routes, or pilgrimage trails.

    The popularity of hiking as a recreational activity has grown significantly, leading to the establishment of national parks, protected areas, and designated hiking trails worldwide. As such, hiking has become a global phenomenon, attracting enthusiasts and adventurers who engage in various forms of hiking, ranging from leisurely walks to challenging mountain ascents.

Common Misspellings for HIKES

Etymology of HIKES

The word "hikes" is derived from the verb "hike", which originated from the United States in the mid-19th century. "Hike" itself is believed to have originated from the Scandinavian word "hika" or "hikka", meaning "to move quickly". Over time, "hike" came to be associated with walking or traveling vigorously or energetically through nature, often characterized by climbing or ascending slopes. The noun form "hike" also emerged to refer to a long, vigorous walk or trek, particularly in a natural or outdoor setting. From this, the plural form "hikes" is formed to denote multiple instances of hiking.

Similar spelling words for HIKES

Conjugate verb Hikes


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