What does pedal mean?

Definitions for pedalˈpɛd l; for 6 also ˈpid l

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pedal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pedal point, pedal(noun)

    a sustained bass note

  2. pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot lever(adj)

    a lever that is operated with the foot

  3. pedal(verb)

    of or relating to the feet

    "the word for a pedal extremity is `foot'"

  4. bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal, wheel(verb)

    ride a bicycle

  5. pedal(verb)

    operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument

Wiktionary

  1. pedal(Noun)

    A lever operated by one's foot that is used to control a machine or mechanism, such as a bicycle or piano

  2. pedal(Noun)

    a foot or footlike part.

  3. pedal(Verb)

    To operate a pedal attached to a wheel in a continuous circular motion.

    to pedal one's loom

  4. pedal(Verb)

    To operate a bicycle.

    He was out of breath from pedalling up the steep hill.

  5. pedal(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the foot.

  6. Origin: From pédale, pedale, pedalis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pedal(adj)

    of or pertaining to the foot, or to feet, literally or figuratively; specifically (Zool.), pertaining to the foot of a mollusk; as, the pedal ganglion

  2. Pedal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a pedal; having pedals

  3. Pedal(adj)

    a lever or key acted on by the foot, as in the pianoforte to raise the dampers, or in the organ to open and close certain pipes; a treadle, as in a lathe or a bicycle

  4. Pedal(adj)

    a pedal curve or surface

  5. Origin: [L. pedalis, fr. pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Pew.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pedal

    ped′al, adj. pertaining to a foot.—n. any part of a machine transmitting power from the foot: in musical instruments, a lever moved by the foot.—v.i. to work a pedal.—n. Pēdā′le, a foot-cloth in front of an altar: a collection of canons of general councils in the Greek Church.—adjs. Pēdā′lian, relating to the foot, or to a metrical foot; Ped′āte, divided like a foot: (bot.) having the side lobes of a divided leaf also divided into smaller parts, the midribs of which do not run to a common centre as in the palmate leaf.—adv. Ped′ātely.—adj. Pedat′ifid, divided in a pedate manner, but having the divisions connected at the base.—Combination pedal, a metal pedal in organs controlling several stops at once. [L. pedalispes, pedis, the foot.]

Anagrams for pedal »

  1. padel

  2. paled

  3. plead

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pedal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pedal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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