- The definition of a pike is a summit, mountain or hill with a peak, or a spike or spear, or a slender fish with sharp teeth in the family Esocidae and order Salmoniformes.
- An example of a pike is a major country road.
- An example of a pike is a long hunting spear.
- An example of a pike is an Esox.
- Pike is defined as to pierce or kill with a spear.
An example of pike is to stab a fish with a spear.
pike definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French pique ; from piquer, to pierce, prick ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form piccare: see picador
- any of a family (Esocidae, order Salmoniformes) of slender, voracious, freshwater bony fishes with a narrow, pointed head and conspicuous, sharp teeth; esp., a species (Esox lucius) of the northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere
- any of various fishes resembling the true pikes, as the walleye
Origin: Middle English pik, probably ; from pike (see pike), from the pointed head
Origin: Middle English pike ; from Old English pic, pickax, probably akin to Old French pick, pickax ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form piccus: see picador
- a peaked summit
- a mountain or hill with a peaked summit
Origin: Middle English probably ; from Old Norse pik ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old French pique ; from Classical Latin picus: see picador
pike definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French pique, from Old French, from piquer, to prick; see pique .
- piked piked adjective
noun pl. pike pike or pikes
- A freshwater game and food fish (Esox lucius) of the Northern Hemisphere that has a long snout and attains a length of over 1.2 meters (4 feet). Also called northern pike.
- Any of various similar or related fishes.
Origin: Middle English, perhaps from Old English pīc, sharp point (from its shape).
- A turnpike.
- a. A tollgate on a turnpike.b. A toll paid.
Origin: Short for turnpike.
noun Chiefly British
Origin: Middle English, possibly of Scandinavian origin.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English pīc.
Origin: Perhaps from pike2.
, Zebulon Montgomery 1779-1813.
pike - Phrases/Idioms
come down the pike
Variant of pike