What does bicycle mean?
Definitions for bicycle
ˈbaɪ sɪ kəl, -ˌsɪk əl, -ˌsaɪ kəlbi·cy·cle
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bicycle, bike, wheel, cycleverb
a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal, wheelverb
ride a bicycle
A vehicle that has two wheels, one behind the other, a steering handle, and a saddle seat or seats and is usually propelled by the action of a rider's feet upon pedals.
A traveling block used on a cable in skidding logs.
The best possible hand in lowball.
To travel or exercise using a bicycle.
Etymology: Often said to be from French, but probably coined from bi- ("two") + κύκλος on the pattern of tricycle.
A bicycle, also called a bike or cycle, is a human-powered or motor-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other. A bicycle rider is called a cyclist, or bicyclist. Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century in Europe, and by the early 21st century, more than 1 billion were in existence at a given time. These numbers far exceed the number of cars, both in total and ranked by the number of individual models produced. They are the principal means of transportation in many regions. They also provide a popular form of recreation, and have been adapted for use as children's toys, general fitness, military and police applications, courier services, bicycle racing, and bicycle stunts. The basic shape and configuration of a typical upright or "safety bicycle", has changed little since the first chain-driven model was developed around 1885. However, many details have been improved, especially since the advent of modern materials and computer-aided design. These have allowed for a proliferation of specialized designs for many types of cycling. The bicycle's invention has had an enormous effect on society, both in terms of culture and of advancing modern industrial methods. Several components that eventually played a key role in the development of the automobile were initially invented for use in the bicycle, including ball bearings, pneumatic tires, chain-driven sprockets and tension-spoked wheels.Although bike and cycle are used interchangebly to refer mostly to 2 types of 2 wheelers the terms still vary across the world. In India for example a cycle refers only to a 2 wheeler using pedal power whereas the term bike is used to describe a 2 wheeler using internal combustion engine or electric motors as a source of motive power instead of motorcycle/motorbike.
a light vehicle having two wheels one behind the other. It has a saddle seat and is propelled by the rider's feet acting on cranks or levers
A bicycle, often called a bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other. A bicycle rider is called a cyclist, or bicyclist. Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century in Europe and now number more than a billion worldwide, twice as many as automobiles. They are the principal means of transportation in many regions. They also provide a popular form of recreation, and have been adapted for use as children's toys, general fitness, military and police applications, courier services, and bicycle racing. The basic shape and configuration of a typical upright, or safety bicycle, has changed little since the first chain-driven model was developed around 1885. But many details have been improved, especially since the advent of modern materials and computer-aided design. These have allowed for a proliferation of specialized designs for many types of cycling. The bicycle's invention has had an enormous effect on society, both in terms of culture and of advancing modern industrial methods. Several components that eventually played a key role in the development of the automobile were invented for the bicycle, including ball bearings, pneumatic tires, chain-driven sprockets, and tension-spoked wheels.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bī′si-kl, n. a cycle or velocipede with two wheels furnished with rubber tires, arranged one before the other, impelled by pedals, and steered by transverse handles affixed to the front wheel—also Bike (colloq.).—n. Bī′cyclist. [Formed from L. bi-, bis, twice, and Gr. kyklos, a circle.]
A type of vehicle created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.
Many people have a bicycle as they love the city and find it easy to use.
Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'bicycle' in Nouns Frequency: #2787
The numerical value of bicycle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of bicycle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of bicycle in a Sentence
If Dr Homer take that pigment away, then the light can enter the stroma -- the little fibers that look like bicycle spokes in a light eye - and when the light scatters it only reflects back the shortest wavelengths and that's the blue end of the spectrum.
Our tribute to Muhmmad Ali has disappeared, please help us locate the red bicycle we hung from our University Center( formerly Columbia Gym) in Muhmmad Ali honor.
They're out in the sea, very high and difficult to reach, we can imagine applying there sooner many more consumer items -- sports equipment, bicycle frames, you can imagine in much nearer terms, maybe two years before we can start to see these things happening.
He's America's Jesus Christ on a bicycle. He comes back from the dead, he heals the sick, and then we found out that our Son of God is a doping liar. And now we've banished him.
We are proud of the work our investigators put into this case and proud of the efforts made by our officers in pursuing and apprehending this dangerous suspect, additionally, we are grateful for the assistance of the cyclist in loaning us his bicycle. With help from the community, we can make the City of Atlanta safer.
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- دراجة, دراجه هوائيةArabic
- веласіпе́д, ро́варBelarusian
- велосипед, колелоBulgarian
- বাইসাইকেল, সাইকেলBengali
- bisiklet, marc'h-houarnBreton
- bicicletaCatalan, Valencian
- kolo, jizdní kolo, bicyklCzech
- deurodur, beicWelsh
- Fahrrad, Rad fahren, Velo, Drahtesel, radelnGerman
- ποδήλατο, ποδηλατώGreek
- biciklo, bicikliEsperanto
- bicicleta, biciSpanish
- bizikleta, txirrinduBasque
- vélo, faire du vélo, bicyclette, faire de la bicyclette, rouler à véloFrench
- fytsWestern Frisian
- rothair, baidhsagal, baic, rothar dà-chuibhleachScottish Gaelic
- daawheeyl, daachiarkylManx
- זוג אופניים, אופנייםHebrew
- bicikli, kerékpárHungarian
- biciklo, biciklagarIdo
- bicicletta, biciItalian
- 自転車, チャリンコ, チャリJapanese
- ꦥꦶꦠ꧀, ꦱꦼꦥꦺꦝꦃJavanese
- ველოსიპედი, ველოGeorgian
- dikâlu, kivyangu-vyanguKongo
- កង់, រទេះកង់Khmer
- ಸೈಕಲ್, ಕಾಲುಬಂಡಿ, ಸೈಕಲ್ಲು, ದ್ವಿಚಕ್ರ, ತುಳಿಬಂಡಿ, ಇಗ್ಗಾಲಿKannada
- dewros, deurosCornish
- velosipēds, divritenisLatvian
- велосипе́д, то́чакMacedonian
- унадаг дугуйMongolian
- kereta angin, pit, sepeda, basikalMalay
- fiets, velo, rijwiel, fietsenDutch
- dziʼizíNavajo, Navaho
- iskaymuyu, antapyuQuechua
- велосипе́д, ве́ликRussian
- бицикл, biciklSerbo-Croatian
- පාපැදි, බයිසිකලයSinhala, Sinhalese
- baesekeleSouthern Sotho
- cykel, tvåhjulingSwedish
- baiskili, baiskeli, baisikeliSwahili
- بائیسکل, سائیکلUrdu
- 車踏, xe đạpVietnamese
- telaluib, saikul, saikulönVolapük
- ביציקל, ביציקלעט, ראָווער, וועלאָסיפּעדYiddish
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