trek

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v trek make a long and difficult journey "They trekked towards the North Pole with sleds and skis"
    • v trek journey on foot, especially in the mountains "We spent the summer trekking in the foothills of the Himalayas"
    • n trek any long and difficult trip
    • n trek a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most popular show amongst baby boomers is Star Trek.
    • Trek To draw or haul a load, as oxen.
    • Trek 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Because of TV censorship, actress Mariette Hartley was not allowed to show her belly button on Gene Roddenberry's STAR TREK [episode #78 "All Our Yesterdays" in 1969] but later Roddenberry got even when he gave Hartley "two" belly buttons in the sci-fi movie Genesis II (1973).
    • trek In South Africa:
    • trek To draw a vehicle, as oxen; pull a load along.
    • trek To travel by ox-wagon; hence, to travel in general; go from place to place; migrate.
    • n trek In South Africa, the action of drawing, as a vehicle or a load; draft; traction; hence, a journey or migration; the distance between one stopping-place and the next; travel: as, that was short trek.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Captain Jean-Luc Picard's (Star Trek) fish was named Livingston.
    • v.i Trek trek to drag a vehicle: to journey by ox-wagon
    • n Trek the distance from one station to another
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Quotations

  • Albert Camus
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    “Work is nothing but the slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great images in whose presence [His Or Her] heart first opened.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. trekken,. See Track (n.)

Usage

In literature:

The day on which we went on the trek again (July 16th) was long remembered.
"The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)" by Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Cruttwell
Nearly all through this trek of his round those distant kraals his King had been lying dead, and he had not known it.
"The Rhodesian" by Gertrude Page
She died on the trek and he buried her.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
And we'll all trek home together!
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
The trek up the Rock River had not been good for him.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
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
They were not able to sustain the physical cost of the trek of more than a thousand miles under the hardest of circumstances.
"Trail Tales" by James David Gillilan
It was good to trek from the old colony, friends, was it not?
"Adventures of Hans Sterk" by A.W. Drayson
And, Hermia, I've been thinking things over, and I believe you'd better trek into Fort Salisbury.
"The Triumph of Hilary Blachland" by Bertram Mitford
These advantages held good of our then trek.
"A Frontier Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
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In poetry:

He wanted to kiss her back
But had to go on a trek.
His love was thus unavailing
So sad is often life's failing.
"The Postage Stamp" by Joachim Ringelnatz
Maar nouliks was dit om haar lyf,
toe kom 'n windjie, vlug en styf,
en met die uiting van sy sug
daar trek ons Feetjie deur die lug!
"Die spinnerak-rokkie" by Eugene Marais
So she is come to this rare pass
Whereby she treks in blood through sun and squall
And sings you thus :
'How sad, alas, it is
To see my people shrunk so small, so small.'
"The Queen's Complaint" by Sylvia Plath
Believe me, then, I am not bad,
Though in my youth I had to trek
Because I happened to have had
Some difficulties with a cheque.
What forgery in some might be
Is absentmindedness in me!
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham

In news:

Sean Bolen recovers after climbing 1,250 feet on his trek through thePacific Northwest.
Teacher treks 50 miles to help student facing Hodgkin 's lymphoma.
Nearly 1 million view shuttle's trek.
Runners begin their trek as part of the thousands of participants in today's Run to Feed the Hungry .
Conservation fund set up in name of Northwest Trek's late deputy director.
As Linkin Park and Incubus join forces to co-headline the 2012 Honda Civic Tour, their two respective singers — Chester Bennington and Brandon Boyd — recently sat down together to talk about the upcoming trek and what fans can expect.
Dog escapes home and treks to hospital where his owner is being treated.
The 31-year-old actor, who stars as Spock in the upcoming film Star Trek, told Kimmel that he took his advice to steal something from the set.
Kinship in chicken, college and 'Star Trek.
Whose bikes have won 11 Tour de France championships, is severing ties with Greg LeMond, the first American to win the Tour, because of "inconsistent behavior" that included attacks on another Trek-sponsored rider, Lance Armstrong.
It took him a while to recover from the failure of 'Star Trek: Nemesis,' but he's now a pretty hot property after 'Inception' and 'The Dark Knight Rises.
More than 150 tractors make trek through county.
A Google doodle celebrates the 46th anniversary of 'Star Trek, the original series.
'Star Trek' is marooned .
Bruce Greenwood has been cast as Christopher Pike, the Starship Enterprise's first captain, in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" feature for Paramount.
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In science:

Michelson, “*-Trek: The one-loop N = 4 noncommutative SYM action,” Nucl.
Noncommutativity from the string perspective: modification of gravity at a mm without mm sized extra dimensions
Here we began by exploiting the well-known idea of passing to the infinite horizon problem, but less commonly (and somewhat doggedly) we made the trek back from the infinite horizon problem to the finite horizon problem.
On-Line Selection of Alternating Subsequences from a Random Sample
In retrospect, that trek had elements of inevitability to it, but it also had surprises.
On-Line Selection of Alternating Subsequences from a Random Sample
Murdock Gilchriese provided essential support for the irradiations, and Alexander Brandl, Gavin Mendel-Gleason, and Trek Palmer provided several drawings and (cid:12)gures.
Capacitance of Silicon Pixels
If you type “mirror world”, or “mirror universe”, you get about 200000 entries devoted mainly to Star Trek television episodes.) A search in Wikipedia is suggested in some of the entries.
Mirror particles and mirror matter: 50 years of speculation and search
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