What does bicycle mean?

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

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

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

Wiktionary

  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.

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

  2. bicycle(Noun)

    A traveling block used on a cable in skidding logs.

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

  3. bicycle(Noun)

    The best possible hand in lowball.

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

  4. bicycle(Verb)

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Bicycle

    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.

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

Freebase

  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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. bicycle

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce bicycle?

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How to say bicycle in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Matias Meier:

    Those who went on the trucks are the lucky ones. Bus tickets are sold out until the end of next week. Many are just walking or going by bicycle.

  2. H. G. Wells:

    Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.

  3. The Department of Transportation:

    This TIGER grant will provide funding to improve bicycling, walking, and general transit conditions for pedestrians and motorists in downtown L?hu’e, additionally, Rice Street, Ho’olako Street, and Pua’ole/Malae will undergo improvements to enhance the overall user experience including the addition of new sidewalks, the creation of a shared use path for bicyclists and pedestrians, and the conversion of an existing street into a bicycle boulevard.

  4. Professor Wass:

    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.

  5. Gordon Sondlund:

    Every day that goes by, he's getting better at what he does. It's like riding a bicycle, it comes back, the very first few events he might have been a bit rusty, but he's improved exponentially at each event.

Images & Illustrations of bicycle

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