[ bahy-ped ]
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  1. a two-footed animal.

  1. having two feet.

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Origin of biped

1640–50; <Latin biped- (stem of bipēs) two-footed. See bi-1, -ped

Words Nearby biped Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use biped in a sentence

  • They were elephants, of course, and had been tutored by two biped Russian artists, Alex Melamid and Vitaly Komar.

  • Movement to know that she was attired in appropriate costume—short frock, biped continuations and a mannish oil-skin hat.

    Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
  • In short, the biped attitude was much the best suited to its organization and the one it was most likely to assume.

    Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
  • How far back he may have existed as a man-like biped is another question, which we are not likely soon to solve.

    Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
  • Was a "man" a biped with certain easily recognized physical characteristics?

    Star Born | Andre Norton
  • I will merely say, at this time, that the creature referred to is an amphibious biped and inhabits the ocean near this coast.

    In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers

British Dictionary definitions for biped


/ (ˈbaɪpɛd) /

  1. any animal with two feet

adjectiveAlso: bipedal (baɪˈpiːdəl, -ˈpɛdəl)
  1. having two feet

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for biped


[ pĕd′ ]

  1. An animal having two feet, such as a bird or human.

Other words from biped

  • bipedal adjective

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