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bike1

[bahyk] /baɪk/
noun
1.
Informal.
  1. a bicycle.
  2. a motorbike.
  3. a motorcycle.
2.
Harness Racing. a sulky with tires like those of a bicycle.
verb (used without object), biked, biking.
3.
to ride a bike:
I bike to work.
Idioms
4.
get off one's bike, Australian Informal. to lose control of oneself or become angry.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; alteration of bicycle

bike2

[bahyk] /baɪk/
noun, Scot. and North England
1.
a colony, nest, or swarm of wild bees, wasps, or hornets.
2.
a teeming crowd; swarm of people.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English, equivalent to *bi bee (< Old Norse bȳ bee1) + *yeke, Old English gēoc help, safety
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Examples for bike
  • Take your hands off the bicycle handlebars and your bike won't notice.
  • Whether you rely on your bike for transportation or exercise, you'll enjoy these ten fun facts on this two-wheeled vehicle.
  • Finally, he remembered his parents hadn't dragged him to abandoned forts, but had bought him a bike and turned him loose.
  • They are more apt to bike to work, take a shower and get changed.
  • It's easy by car, or it's a demanding four hours by bike-if you don't stop.
  • There is absolutely nowhere to bike and if so, would be dangerous getting there.
  • It could mean walking in your neighborhood, taking public transportation, or riding a bike if weather and fitness permit.
  • Pick a street and walk or ride a bike down the street, stopping to record data at set intervals.
  • With its low profile, however, this unit takes a backseat to the typical exercise bike as a practical place to drip-dry clothes.
  • bike sharing exists, car sharing exists, though cart-sharing could only work in limited areas designed for that.
British Dictionary definitions for bike

bike1

/baɪk/
noun, verb
1.
(informal) short for bicycle, motorcycle
2.
(Brit, slang) on your bike, away you go
3.
(Austral & NZ, slang) get off one's bike, to lose one's self-control
noun
4.
(slang) a promiscuous woman the town bike

bike2

/bəɪk; baɪk/
noun
1.
a wasps' or bees' nest
verb (intransitive)
2.
to swarm
Word Origin
C14: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for bike
n.

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

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