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A biro is a type of pen that comes in various colours, the most common are black, blue, red and green. They are often used in schools and offices. In Britain the term "Biro" is used generically to denote any ballpoint pen (whether manufactured by Biro or not).

Biro is a Hungarian surname meaning "Judge" and may refer to:


Biro is a Hungarian surname meaning "judge", and may refer to:

  • A brand of ballpoint pen. In British English the word "biro" is often used as a generic term for any ballpoint pen.
  • László Bíró, the inventor of the ballpoint pen.
  • Charles Biro, a comic book writer.
  • Jan Charles Biro, a scientist who discovered the Proteomic Code and RNA-assisted protein folding.


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010
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Etymology

From the name of the inventor of the pen, László Bíró.

Noun

Singular
biro™

Plural
biros

biro™ (plural biros)

  1. A brand of ballpoint pen.
  2. (by extension, British, Australian and New Zealand) Any ballpoint pen.

Translations

Usage notes

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of bior
  • brio

Italian

Noun

biro f. inv.

  1. biro

Anagrams


Tagalog

Noun

biro

  1. A joke.
    Naging biro na sa magkaibigan ang pinag-awayan nila dati. -- What the friends had argued about before has become a joke.

Inflection

  • biruan: joke between two or more parties about anything

Verb

biro

  1. To jest or make fun of in a friendly, pacifistic manner.
    Binibiro namin si Lawrence sa kakaibang paraan niya sa pakikitungo sa kapwa. -- We tease Lawrence of his queer way of dealing with people.

Inflection

Past
  • bumiro: joked about (something), joked to (someone)
  • nagbiro: joked to (someone), joked about something
  • biniro, biniruan: teased (someone), joked to (someone)
  • nagbiruan: joked with (someone)
Present
  • bumibiro, nagbibiro: telling a joke, teasing, making fun of
  • binibiro, binibiruan: teasing (someone)
Future
  • bibiro, magbibiro: will joke, will tell a joke, will tease
  • bibiruan: will tease (someone)
  • biruan: to urge (someone else) to tease or joke to

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