bike


bike
bike1
/buyk/, n., v., biked, biking.
n.
1. Informal.
a. a bicycle.
b. a motorbike.
c. a motorcycle.
2. Harness Racing. a sulky with tires like those of a bicycle.
3. get off one's bike, Australian Informal. to lose control of oneself or become angry.
v.i.
4. to ride a bike: I bike to work.
[1880-85, Amer.; alter. of BICYCLE]
bike2
/buyk/, n. Scot. and North Eng.
1. a colony, nest, or swarm of wild bees, wasps, or hornets.
2. a teeming crowd; swarm of people.
[1250-1300; ME, equiv. to *bi bee ( < ON by BEE1) + *yeke, OE geoc help, safety]

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