adjective, noun, plural bis, bi's.
- bhutto, benazir,
- bhutto, zulfikar ali,
- bi sex,
- bi-bi reaction,
Origin of bi
Origin of bi-1
Examples from the Web for bi
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|David Bukszpan|April 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Ali Gharib|April 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But then she went out with somebody who was radically rumored to be bi.Charlie Sheen On ‘Anger Management’, Lindsay Lohan, Partying & More|Marlow Stern|January 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Biformis (Bi′formis), a name of Bacchus, because he was accounted both bearded and beardless.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described|Edward S. Ellis
But somehow the ticket got tangled in his pocket, and Bi had a hard time finding it, which deepened his indignation at the porter.
It has been already shown how bi be, is used as an Auxiliary in the declension of all verbs.Elements of Gaelic Grammar|Alexander Stewart
Tew make watermelons the old fashioned wa—steal them bi moonlite, and eat them in the next lot.Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings|Henry Wheeler Shaw
For once Bi did not have to act a part as he stood watching the three travelers descend from the train.
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).