Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Bike is a term used predominantly to refer to bicycles.
Bike may also refer to:
"Bike" is a song by British rock band Pink Floyd, which is the final track featured on their 1967 debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
Bike is a British motorcycling magazine that was established and edited by journalist Mark Williams in 1971, originally as a one-off Car magazine special.
Taking a leaf out of Car magazine book, Bike published "Giant Tests", namely, head to head comparison tests, which were innovative at the time. Before then, motorcycle journals and magazines would test bikes only individually and in isolation from other bikes. The first "Giant Test", in summer 1971, was a comparison between a BSA Rocket 3 and a Norton Commando.
Mark Williams wrote a regular column entitled "Running out of Road". Other contributors included: LJK Setright, who wrote the "Cog-swapping" column; Jim Greening who wrote the "Short Circuits" column; and the pseudonymous "Hap Spoons" who wrote "Odds & Sods". For more than 30 years the magazine featured Paul Sample's full-page comic-strip Ogri, but that transferred to Back Street Heroes magazine in the spring of 2010.
Bike is now published by Bauer Consumer Media Ltd and edited by Hugo Wilson. The magazine claims the title of "Britain's best-selling motorcycle magazine", based on circulation figures provided by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). Today Bike publishes a wide-ranging mix of news, tests, opinion and editorial.
Bike (given name)
Bike is a common Turkish given name. It is an Oghuz accented version of Büke which is also a Turkish given name. In Turkish, "Bike" means "Queen" and/or "Woman". It also means "wise, old person"; "bride"; or "the dragon with seven heads" in an old Turkish epic. It is also the name of one of the years in the "Twelve Animal Turkish Calendar".
Bike (TV channel)
Bike is a specialist sport television channel broadcasting on Sky Italia in Italy and Sky and Virgin in the United Kingdom.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A short form of bicycle. 2 A short form of motorbike. 3 (context slang English) A promiscuous woman; from “the town bike (everybody rides her)”. vb. 1 To ride a bike. 2 To travel by bike. Etymology 2
n. (context Scotland Northern England English) A nest of wasps or hornets.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bike \Bike\, n. [Ethymol. unknown.]
A nest of wild bees, wasps, or ants; a swarm. [Scot.]
--Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] ||
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1882, American English, shortened and altered form of bicycle.
Usage examples of "bike".
One-time mountain bike racer, David was appointed for a two-year stint as second in command of the Royal Marine biathlon team, in which he is basically a full-time paid athlete who spends a lot of time on skis in Norway.
An Angel can also lose his patch if he pulls a gun at a club meeting, hits another biker, steals from a club member drugs, money, bikes or even his woman or reneges on a drug deal made with another member.
After turning down two or three narrow streets they reached the bottom of a fairly steep incline, and Prosper Donge got off his bike.
Prosper Donge, on his bike, peacefully crossed the Bois de Boulogne, went over the Pont de Saint-Cloud, and got off his bicycle to walk up the steep road to his house.
It was as though Dunster, riding away on his huge black motor bike, had left me some of his determination to act, whatever the consequences.
There, residents can exercise to their cardiovascular delight on Stair-Masters, treadmills, LifeCycles, Nordic Tracks, stationary and recumbent bikes, rowers, cross-country-ski simulators, upper-body ergometers, gravitrons and Cybex resistance equipment.
The bike dipped suddenly into the sunken lot, leaving her stomach somewhere in the region of her throat-God, she loved that sensation and zipped out the other side, onto Gaskin Road.
Well, I had the bike shop, and that auto repair station, and I owned the airport and part of another one, and before I knew what the hell was happening I had contracts up the gazoo for rebuilding engines and airplanes and starting contract flying schools.
Bemused, she stood and watched him walk out of The Gilded Lily and mount the black bike.
He was still astride the bike, Ole Golly was still standing on the sidewalk, and Harriet was still poking her head out of the top of the cart, when suddenly there was a scream and Mrs.
My driver hefted a large hammer, decided against giving the engine a coup de grace, slung the hammer aside, and walked to the rear of the taxi to detach a bike and hand it over.
Chevette, who has kind of a major thing for Chrome Koran, and cranks them on her bike whenever she needs a boost to proj on, just moves with it now, everybody dancing, even the icers from the bathroom.
I wheeled the bike inside and topped up the tank from a jerrican of petrol kept there for the lawnmower.
He draws his katana, aims his bike at Raven, pumps it up to sixty or so miles an hour.
I stood loose-legged on the footrests, helping the bike hop the kerb, then sat firm, shoulders hunched, head low, as bike and I flashed past the bronze lions guarding the giant column holding the old one-eyed sailor.