bike
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /baɪk/
  • (America, Canada) IPA: [bɐɪk]
Noun

bike (plural bikes)

  1. Clipping of bicycle#English|bicycle.
  2. Clipping of motorbike#English|motorbike.
  3. (slang, derogatory) Ellipsis of village bike#English|village bike
    Synonyms: slapper, slag
Translations Translations Translations Verb

bike (bikes, present participle biking; past and past participle biked)

  1. To ride a bike.
    I biked so much yesterday that I'm very sore today.
  2. To travel by bike.
    It was such a nice day I decided to bike to the store, though it's far enough I usually take my car.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: ir de bicicleta
Noun

bike (plural bikes)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) A hive of bees, or a nest of wasps, hornets, or ants.
    • 1955, Robin Jenkins, The Cone-Gatherers, Canongate 2012, p. 107:
      he stood for a minute talking to them about their job of gathering cones, and telling them a story about a tree he'd once climbed which had a wasp's byke in it unbeknown to him.
  2. (chiefly, Scotland, by extension, collective) A crowd of people.



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