adjective, noun, plural bis, bi's.
Origin of bi
Origin of bi-1
Related Words for biepicene, bi, AC-DC, androgynous, gynandrous, hermaphroditic, intersexual, monoclinous, gay, ambidextrous
Examples from the Web for bi
Contemporary Examples of bi
Yes, it would gain much-needed protection for LGBT people who can be fired simply for being gay, bi, or trans.Why Progressives Just Woke Up and Killed ENDA
July 9, 2014
To BE is to exist, to have actuality; a BI is a guy or girl with bisexuality.National Scrabble Day: A Poem So You’ll Know All 101 Two-Letter Words
April 13, 2013
The newly-vernal sun beat down hot last Friday afternoon in the Palestinian West Bank village of Bi'lin.After Victory, Palestinian Village Runs Into A Wall
April 2, 2013
Many bisexuals choose not to admit that they are bi to other gays and lesbians.Is Bi the Last Taboo? Clive Davis Revives a Bitter Debate
February 22, 2013
Not only that, their data suggests that gay and bi men may just be happier in general.6 New Ways to Be Happy (If You Believe the Studies)
February 6, 2013
Historical Examples of bi
Even a well-dressed woman is said to be bi'n gr-ye, that is, she is 'fit to go foreign.'All Afloat
So ye're sittin' theer, Jecholiah, all bi yersen, doin' nowt but thinkin'!The Root of All Evil
J. S. Fletcher
Then, they found health at hum; now, they hunt for it bi travell.Josh Billings on Ice
Henry Wheeler Shaw
Bi, not to be confounded with Bey, with which it has only a similar verbal meaning.
The Bi is, in the battle, always at the right hand of the Khan.
the internet domain name for
the chemical symbol for
sometimes before a vowel bin-
- denoting an organic compound containing two identical cyclic hydrocarbon systemsbiphenyl
- (rare in technical usage) indicating an acid salt of a dibasic acidsodium bicarbonate
- (not in technical usage) equivalent of di- 1 (def. 2a)
Word Origin for bi-
1956 as a colloquial abbreviation of bisexual.
word-forming element meaning "two, twice, double, doubly, once every two," etc., from Latin bi- "twice, double," from Old Latin dvi- (cognate with Sanskrit dvi-, Greek di-, Old English twi- "twice, double"), from PIE root *dwo- "two." Nativized from 16c. Occasionally bin- before vowels; this form originated in French, not Latin, and might be partly based on or influenced by Latin bini "twofold" (see binary).