1 a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
2 any long and difficult trip
1 journey on foot, especially in the mountains; "We spent the summer trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas"
2 make a long and difficult journey; "They trekked towards the North Pole with sleds and skis" [also: trekking, trekked]
The word trek has entered the English language as one of few words derived from Afrikaans. It means a long, hard journey, and is derived from the Middle Dutch trecken (meaning to pull or haul).
Trek may also refer to:
- The Great Trek, a migration of South Africa's Boers
- Star Trek, a popular science fiction franchise
- Trekking, a form of hiking, a multi-day, often arduous hike especially in mountainous regions
- Trek Bicycle Corporation, an American bicycle manufacturer
- The movement to the Salt Lake Valley by Mormon Pioneers
trek in Dutch: Trek
trek in Japanese: トレック
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