What is another word for bipeds?

Pronunciation: [bˈa͡ɪpɛdz] (IPA)

Bipeds are creatures that walk on two legs. There are several synonyms for bipeds such as humans, primates, hominids, and pedestrians. Humans are the most common form of bipeds and are characterized by their ability to walk upright, which is primarily due to the development of a larger brain and changes in bone structure. Primates are another form of bipeds that include apes and monkeys. Hominids are bipeds that are extinct species of human-like creatures such as Australopithecus and Homo erectus. Pedestrians are bipeds that walk on two legs for transportation purposes. These are some of the synonyms for bipeds that accurately describe this unique form of locomotion.

What are the hypernyms for Bipeds?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for bipeds?

The word bipeds refers to animals or organisms that use two legs to move. When considering antonyms of this word, we must look for terms that describe four-legged creatures or those that move on multiple limbs. Some of the antonyms of bipeds are quadrupeds, which are animals that have four legs, such as dogs, cats, and horses. Other antonyms include arthropods, which are invertebrate animals with jointed legs, such as insects, spiders, and crustaceans. Amphibians are also antonyms of bipeds, as these animals typically have four legs and spend time both on land and in water. Mammals, reptiles, and birds are other antonyms that fit this description.

What are the antonyms for Bipeds?

Usage examples for Bipeds

I am merely giving you the benefit of my observations, and also, since I am merely another human unit in the perfectly ridiculous collection of bipeds which go to make up the alleged superior races of this world, I must fall into line with the rest.
"The Son of his Father"
Ridgwell Cullum
It was very odd having the elephant walking after us, it seemed so much at home; with his length and number of legs, it could walk slowly but comfortably where we bipeds had to struggle.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
At that time, human bipeds of both sexes were just as parasitical, as they are at the present hour; and as loudly proclaimed their ignoble longings for King Stork, or King Log.
"The White Gauntlet"
Mayne Reid

Famous quotes with Bipeds

  • The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrationa bipeds who hurt only themselves.
    Maria Edgeworth
  • Nothing in our culture, not even home computers, is more overrated than the epidermal felicity of two featherless bipeds in desperate congress.
    Quentin Crisp
  • Hair on a man's chest is thought to denote strength. The gorilla is the most powerful of bipeds and has hair on every place on his body except for his chest.
    Anton LaVey
  • I am essentially a recluse who will have very little to do with people wherever he may be. I think that most people only make me nervous—that only by accident, and in extremely small quantities, would I ever be likely to come across people who wouldn't. It makes no difference how well they mean or how cordial they are—they simply get on my nerves unless they chance to represent a peculiarly similar combination of tastes, experiences, and heritages; as, for instance, Belknap chances to do . . . Therefore it may be taken as axiomatic that the people of a place matter absolutely nothing to me except as components of the general landscape and scenery. Let me have normal American faces in the streets to give the aspect of home and a white man's country, and I ask no more of featherless bipeds. My life lies not among but among —my local affections are not personal, but topographical and architectural. No one in Providence—family aside—has any especial bond of interest with me, but for that matter no one in Cambridge or anywhere else has, either. The question is that of which roofs and chimneys and doorways and trees and street vistas I love the best; which hills and woods, which roads and meadows, which farmhouses and views of distant white steeples in green valleys. I am always an outsider—to all scenes and all people—but outsiders have their sentimental preferences in visual environment. I will be dogmatic only to the extent of saying that it is I have—in some form or other. Providence is part of me—I Providence—but as I review the impressions which have impinged upon me since birth, I think the greatest single emotion—and the most permanent one as concerns consequences to my inner life and imagination—I have ever experienced was my first sight of in the golden glamour of late afternoon under the snow on December 17, 1922. That thrill has lasted as nothing else has—a visible climax and symbol of the lifelong mysterious tie which binds my soul to ancient things and ancient places.
    H. P. Lovecraft
  • Too bad, Matson thought archly, that George Hoffman didn’t discover more planets in more star systems habitable by us, the frail needs of living, sentient, mentating biochemical upright bipeds which we humans are.
    Philip K. Dick

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