Meaning of “bike” in the English Dictionary

"bike" in British English

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bikenoun [ C ]

uk /baɪk/ us /baɪk/

A1 a bicycle:

It would be better for the environment if more people used bikes rather than cars.
My youngest child is learning to ride a bike.

B1 informal a motorcycle

More examples

  • I fell off my bike.
  • My front bike light isn't working.
  • I got on my bike and left.
  • The bike needs a new saddle, but otherwise it's in good condition.
  • I must pump the tyres up on my bike.



uk /baɪk/ us /baɪk/

(Definition of “bike” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bike" in American English

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bikenoun [ C ]

us /bɑɪk/

a bicycle

A bike is also a motorbike or motorcycle.

verb [ I ] us /bɑɪk/

She got in the habit of biking to work when the weather was good.

(Definition of “bike” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)