oxford views updated May 18 2018
bike / bīk/ inf. •
n. a bicycle or motorcycle: I'm going by bike [as adj.] a bike ride. •
v. [intr.] ride a bicycle or motorcycle: we hope to encourage as many people as possible to bike to work [as n.] (biking) the terrain is perfect for biking.
gale views updated May 29 2018
a swarm or crowd of people; a nest of wild bees; a beehive shaped stack of corn chaff; a teeming crowd; a “crew.”
Examples: bike of ants; of beggars, 1785; of bumble bees, 1759; of wild bees.