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  1. a two-footed animal.
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  1. having two feet.
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Origin of biped

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

personal, animal, mortal, body, life, character, individual, child, creature, humanoid, anthropoid, biped, hominid, hominoid, being, soul, personage, wight, anthropomorphic, anthropomorphous

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British Dictionary definitions for biped


  1. any animal with two feet
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adjective Also: bipedal (baɪˈpiːdəl, -ˈpɛdəl)
  1. having two feet
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Word Origin and History for biped


"animal with two feet," 1640s, from Latin bipedem (nominative bipes) "two-footed," as a plural noun, "men;" from bi- "two" (see bi-) + pedem (nominative pes) "foot" (see foot (n.)).

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biped in Science


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