bike

1
[bahyk]

noun

Informal.
  1. a bicycle.
  2. a motorbike.
  3. a motorcycle.
Harness Racing. a sulky with tires like those of a bicycle.

verb (used without object), biked, bik·ing.

to ride a bike: I bike to work.

Nearby words

  1. bijective,
  2. bijou,
  3. bijouterie,
  4. bijugate,
  5. bikaner,
  6. bike path,
  7. bike shorts,
  8. biker,
  9. biker jacket,
  10. bikeway

Idioms

    get off one's bike, Australian Informal. to lose control of oneself or become angry.

Origin of bike

1
1880–85, Americanism; alteration of bicycle

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British Dictionary definitions for biking

bike

1

noun, verb

informal short for bicycle, motorcycle
on your bike British slang away you go
get off one's bike Australian and NZ slang to lose one's self-control

noun

slang a promiscuous womanthe town bike

bike

2

byke

Scot

noun

a wasps' or bees' nest

verb (intr)

to swarm

Word Origin for bike

C14: of uncertain origin

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Word Origin and History for biking

bike

n.

1882, American English, shortened and altered form of bicycle.

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