What does bicycle mean?

Definitions for bicycle
ˈbaɪ sɪ kəl, -ˌsɪk əl, -ˌsaɪ kəlbi·cy·cle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bicycle, bike, wheel, cycle(verb)

    a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

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

    ride a bicycle


  1. bicycle(Noun)

    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.

  2. bicycle(Noun)

    A traveling block used on a cable in skidding logs.

  3. bicycle(Noun)

    The best possible hand in lowball.

  4. bicycle(Verb)

    To travel or exercise using a bicycle.

  5. Origin: Often said to be from French, but probably coined from bi- ("two") + κύκλος on the pattern of tricycle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bicycle(noun)

    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


  1. Bicycle

    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

  1. Bicycle

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bicycle' in Nouns Frequency: #2787

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bicycle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bicycle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of bicycle in a Sentence

  1. Nabeeh Samaan:

    My bicycle was bigger and easier to ride.

  2. Gloria Steinem:

    A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Bicycle means simplicity and simplicity means happiness!

  4. Claude Pepper:

    Life is like a bicycle you don't fall off unless you stop pedaling.

  5. Heather Dillon:

    We’ve seen a substantial increase and interest in bicycle tourism.

Images & Illustrations of bicycle

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