Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bicycle.
  • noun A motorcycle.
  • noun A motorbike.
  • intransitive verb To ride a bike.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A nest of wild bees, hornets, or wasps.
  • A corruption of bicycle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Scot. A nest of wild bees, wasps, or ants; a swarm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A short form of bicycle.
  • noun A short form of motorcycle.
  • noun slang A promiscuous woman; from “the town bike (everybody rides her)”.
  • verb To ride a bike.
  • verb To travel by bike.
  • noun Scotland, Northern England A nest of wasps or hornets.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb ride a bicycle
  • noun a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Shortening and alteration of bicycle.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From bicycle, by shortening, and possibly alteration.

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Origin unknown.

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