biped


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bi·ped

 (bī′pĕd′)
n.
An animal with two feet.
adj.
Variant of bipedal.

[Latin bipēs, biped-, two-footed : bi-, two; see bi-1 + pēs, foot; see pedestrian.]

biped

(ˈbaɪpɛd)
n
(Zoology) any animal with two feet
adj
(Zoology) having two feet

bi•ped

(ˈbaɪ pɛd)
n.
1. a two-footed animal.
adj.
2. Also, bi•ped′al. having two feet.
[1640–50; < Latin biped-, s. of bipēs two-footed]

bi·ped

(bī′pĕd′)
An animal having two feet, such as a bird or human.

biped

an animal, as man, having two feet. — bipedal, adj.
See also: Feet and Legs
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biped - an animal with two feetbiped - an animal with two feet    
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
animal leg - the leg of an animal
Adj.1.biped - having two feetbiped - having two feet      
four-footed, quadruped, quadrupedal - having four feet
Translations
حَيَوانٌ ذو قَدَمَيْن
dvounožec
tobenet væsen
kétlábú
tvífætla
dvikojis
divkājains dzīvnieks
dvojnožec
iki ayaklı hayvan

biped

[ˈbaɪped] Nbípedo m

biped

[ˈbaɪpɛd] nbipède m

biped

[ˈbaɪpɛd] nbipede m

biped

(ˈbaiped) noun
an animal with two feet (eg man).

bi·ped

n. bípedo, animal de dos pies.
References in classic literature ?
The term 'slave,' if defined as related, not to a master, but to a man, or a biped, or anything of that sort, is not reciprocally connected with that in relation to which it is defined, for the statement is not exact.
a biped like her brothers, should, when she takes to her brothers' recreations, dress as those recreations demand; and yet the death of Rosalind is a heavy price to pay for the lady bicyclist.
In fact, I believe that the best definition of man is the ungrateful biped.
An absurd simile drawn from an ignorance of the formation of the biped.
Quadruped lions are said to be savage, only when they are hungry; biped lions are rarely sulky longer than when their appetite for distinction remains unappeased.
At another time, hearing Plato's definition of a man -- a biped without feathers -- and that one exhibited a cock plucked and called it Plato's man, he thought it an important difference that the knees bent the wrong way.
One horse reared up to his full height-- the titanic and terrifying height of a horse when he becomes a biped.
The miserable stations by the railway side, the great wild wood-yards, whence the engine is supplied with fuel; the negro children rolling on the ground before the cabin doors, with dogs and pigs; the biped beasts of burden slinking past: gloom and dejection are upon them all.
Go to the meat-market of a Saturday night and see the crowds of live bipeds staring up at the long rows of dead quadrupeds.
He had grown up to the tacit fiction that women on horseback were not bipeds.
The race of men was to her a race of garmented bipeds, with hands and faces and hair-covered heads.
Lest the fact of Miss Miggs calling him, on whom she stooped to cast a favourable eye, a boy, should create surprise in any breast, it may be observed that she invariably affected to regard all male bipeds under thirty as mere chits and infants; which phenomenon is not unusual in ladies of Miss Miggs's temper, and is indeed generally found to be the associate of such indomitable and savage virtue.