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bike

noun \ ˈbīk \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of bike

plural bikes
1 : bicycle
  • They watch a middle-aged man pedal by on his bike, the carrier filled to the brim with its own pile of collectables.
  • —Joanne Ramondt
2 : motorcycle
  • More than 100,000 motorcyclists are expected to descend on tiny Sturgis, S.D., this week for the annual Black Hills Motor Classic, the country's biggest bike rally.
  • Newsweek
3 : motorbike
  • Yes, those are motorbikes racing around an ice track. No, that doesn't mean you should take your motorbike out on some ice and ride as fast as you can. These ice racers are serious. They modify their bikes to perform on the slippery surface provided by the great Michigan outdoors.
  • —Jessica Shepherd
4 : stationary bicycle
  • It's four in the morning and DeBartolo is already whirring away on the exercise bike. He'll ride and read for 90 minutes without stopping, then hit the rowing machine, then the stair-climber.
  • —Rick Reilly

Origin and Etymology of bike

by shortening & alteration


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bike

verb

Definition of bike

biked; biking
: to ride a bike

Examples of bike in a Sentence

  1. We biked to the park.

  2. He bikes in the mountains.

First Known Use of bike

1885

in the meaning defined above

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bike

noun

Definition of bike

plural bikes
1 chiefly Scotland : a nest of wild bees, wasps, or hornets
2 chiefly Scotland : a crowd or swarm of people

Origin and Etymology of bike

Middle English



BIKE Defined for English Language Learners

bike

Definition of bike for English Language Learners

  • : to ride a bicycle


BIKE Defined for Kids

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bike

noun \ ˈbīk \

Definition of bike for Students


2

bike

verb

Definition of bike for Students

biked; biking


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