Definitions

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

  • noun An animal with two feet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having two feet.
  • In herpetology, having hind limbs only.
  • noun An animal having two feet, as man.

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

  • noun A two-footed animal, as man.
  • adjective Having two feet; two-footed.

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

  • noun An animal, being or construction that goes about on two feet (or two legs).

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

  • adjective having two feet
  • noun an animal with two feet

Etymologies

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

[Latin bipēs, biped-, two-footed : bi-, two; see bi– + pēs, foot; see pedestrian.]

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bi- +‎ ped

Examples

  • It is found in the Endymion (a circular walled plain) in company with a small kind of reindeer, the elk, the moose, and the horned bear, and is described as the biped beaver.

    Myths and Marvels of Astronomy

  • But when the negative proposition being particular is necessary, take the terms 'biped', 'moving', 'animal',

    PRIOR ANALYTICS

  • The only reason we know human beings are a special kind of biped is by studying human beings.

    Back to Back

  • Fred sat up, not that he wished to save the "biped" any anguish, but the wise man vomits comfortably when he can, the necessity being bad enough without additional torment.

    The Eye of Zeitoon

  • Fred sat up, not that he wished to save the "biped" any anguish, but the wise man vomits comfortably when he can, the necessity being bad enough without additional torment.

    The Eye of Zeitoon

  • Due to the wide shape of the jawbone it has been postulated that Gigantopithecus was a biped, with the neck placed directly under the skull.

    On the trail of the orang pendek, Sumatra's mystery ape | Richard Freeman

  • I am fairly sure the coyote was trying to rationalize in its brain something that was completely foreign to all of its brief life experiences: two large biped creatures traveling slowly in the night, deep in its territory for no apparent reason.

    The Coyote--to Shoot or Not to Shoot. That is the Question.

  • I am fairly sure the coyote was trying to rationalize in its brain something that was completely foreign to all of its brief life experiences: two large biped creatures traveling slowly in the night, deep in its territory for no apparent reason.

    The Coyote--to Shoot or Not to Shoot. That is the Question.

  • And there is one stellar biped who has stuck his neck out to represent Christmas in Japan: the chicken.

    Amy Chavez: Christmas in Japan

  • And there is one stellar biped who has stuck his neck out to represent Christmas in Japan: the chicken.

    Amy Chavez: Christmas in Japan

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  • Past tense of bipe.

    January 13, 2009