bike

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bike ride a bicycle
    • n bike a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    • n bike a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1968, Steve McPeak traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles on a unicycle. The trip took him six weeks, but he planned for the long bike journey. He brought an extra tire and a spare heinie.
    • n Bike A nest of wild bees, wasps, or ants; a swarm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bike A nest of wild bees, hornets, or wasps.
    • bike A corruption of bicycle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bike bīk a nest of wasps, wild bees, &c.: a swarm of people.
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Quotations

  • Norman Tebbit
    Norman Tebbit
    “He didn't riot. He got on his bike and looked for work.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ethymol. unknown
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scot.; ety. dub.

Usage

In literature:

I'll sell my motor bike and start a car.
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
With leaden feet Jerry went out to the garage for his bike.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
It was your wretched old push-bike that she fell over.
"If Winter Don't" by Barry Pain
I was over there three days ago on a motor-bike, so I'll pilot you.
"The Golden Face" by William Le Queux
So Hi biked 'ere because Hi couldn't walk.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
While we were getting the glorious bikes from their prison bars, the others were undoing the box which had their names on it.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
Don't try to carry your bike downstairs under your arm.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
I always wear six on the front of my bike when I scorch through the crowds coming out of church on Sundays.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 18, 1914" by Various
Meanwhile, Dora, you may as well make yourself useful and dust the bikes.
"The Missionary" by George Griffith
Stan sent the bike into a cross path and was out of the beam and headed away from the road.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
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In poetry:

But a storm blew down the palace,
She was biking through a field of corn,
And a bull with the face of the Vicar
Was charging with lowered horn.
"Miss Gee" by W H Auden
His motor bike was painted like
A postal box of ed.
'Twas gay to view . . . "We bought it new,"
A voice beside me said.
"Our little bit we blew on it
The day that we were wed.
"Rivera Honeymoon" by Robert W Service
Loitering in a country town, 'cos I had some time to spare
I went into an antique shop, to see what was there.
Bikes and pumps, and kero lamps, the old shop had it all,
then I was taken prisoner, by the Anzac on the wall.
"The Anzac on the Wall" by Anonymous Oceania
While scorching up the road, belike, with singing gears alive
The curate on his motor-bike hits up his fortyfive;
But tender, tingling memories swell, and love will linger long
In all the stirring yarns they tell about Old Currajong.
"Currajong" by John O Brien
The madness got him bit by bit – I marked its sure advance;
An angashore upon a bike would land him in a trance;
He’d leave me talking to myself and watch it forge ahead,
And then he’d slowly stir himself and ask, "What’s that you said'"
"My Curate's Motor Bike" by John O Brien
He talked and talked like one possessed as on the madness ran;
Such folly surely never gripped the mind of any man:
"Ignition this", "combustion that" – I never heard the likes,
You’d think the world was spinning round on works of motor-bikes.
"My Curate's Motor Bike" by John O Brien

In news:

Bike Friday recalls 3,800 Tikit folding bikes.
The week-long cycling celebration offers city-wide programming and culminates in the Bike to Work Rally, a high octane gathering of thousands of bike enthusiasts in the heart of downtown Chicago at Daley Plaza.
Big Gamble's Rummage Sale 1220 E Harmon Ave, Suite C open 10-6 Thursday thru Saturday, Treadmill, Folding Bike Carrier, Recumbent Exercise Bike, clothing, Books.
Pops is an experienced off-road bike rider and, in the video above, little Malcolm gets the chance to take on the difficult Hellion track at Highland Mountain Bike Park in Northfield, New Hampshire.
First Bike out at 12n and last bike out at 2pm.
The first annual "Bike 4 Mike" fundraising bike ride will be held on Sunday, Nov 4, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds to raise money for Team Godfather, an organization devoted to finding treatment and a cure for ALS/Lou Gehrig 's disease.
Row Kiel Johnson, owner of Go By Bike, a new bike valet service and repair shop in the South Waterfront area.
Kids of all ages brought their bikes to the Lakeview Arena in Marquette Wednesday for the annual 4th of July bike rodeo.
Bike rental places, often accused of aggressive tactics, fear that Citi Bike will take them out.
The bikes will be maintained by the district's Entrepreneurial Bike Shop, a program designed to train 15 high school students to become bicycle mechanics and teach the students how to run the shop.
The historic Lorain-Carnegie Bridge in Cleveland is scheduled to open its bike and footpath on Monday morning, but it might not be the best day to ride a bike the forecast is calling for rain and a high of 44 degrees.
Izhar Gafni, 50-year-old bike designer, made the bike from recycled cardboard, plastic and old tires.
Tyson Flaharty and Joel Buth, completed the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2 mile run, while Adam Saunders had to drop out of the race during the bike portion of the event.
Bike JC is celebrating the close of another year of biking, camaraderie, and survival this coming Tuesday, December 11 at the White Star Bar in Jersey City.
El Paso, Texas' Sun Metro announced the launch of its new website design and the release of "Bike and Ride," an instructional video on taking your bike with you when riding the bus.
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In science:

Bike Xie, Mihaela van der Schaar and Richard D.
Minimizing weighted sum download time for one-to-many file transfer in peer-to-peer networks
Figure 7.1. The LSU TIGA, with which Stephen Merkowitz did his thesis work (his bike gives an idea of the size of the antenna) (author’ s private collection).
The Past, Present and Future of the Resonant-Mass Gravitational Wave Detectors
Classical thought would analyse an object like a motorbike into its physical components; nuts bolts etc. but you can also analyse the motor bike into its functional parts: heat exchanger, generator, exhaust system etc.
Multi-Connected Ontologies
The Black Hills offers exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities, including skiing, hiking, boating, trout fishing, horseback riding, and mountain biking (including on the 114 mile long Mickelson Trail): this is the main reason for the area’s strong tourism industry.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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