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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.


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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.