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bi·cy·cle

 (bī′sĭk′əl, -sĭ-kəl, -sī′kəl)
n.
1. A vehicle consisting of a light frame mounted on two typically wire-spoked wheels one behind the other and usually having a seat, handlebars for steering, brakes, and two pedals by which it is driven.
2. An exercise bicycle.
intr.v. bi·cy·cled, bi·cy·cling, bi·cy·cles
To ride or travel on a bicycle.

[Probably bi- + -cycle (on the model of tricycle, three-wheeled coach).]

bi′cy·cler (-klər), bi′cy·clist (-klĭst) n.

bicycle

(ˈbaɪsɪkəl)
n
(Automotive Engineering) a vehicle with a tubular metal frame mounted on two spoked wheels, one behind the other. The rider sits on a saddle, propels the vehicle by means of pedals that drive the rear wheel through a chain, and steers with handlebars on the front wheel. Often shortened to: cycle or bike
vb
(intr) to ride a bicycle; cycle
[C19: from bi-1 + Late Latin cyclus, from Greek kuklos wheel]
ˈbicyclist, ˈbicycler n

bi•cy•cle

(ˈbaɪ sɪ kəl, -ˌsɪk əl, -ˌsaɪ kəl)

n., v. -cled, -cling. n.
1. a vehicle with two wheels in tandem, pedals connected to the rear wheel by a chain, handlebars for steering, and a saddlelike seat.
v.i.
2. to ride a bicycle.
[1865–70; < French; see bi-1, cycle]
bi′cy•clist, bi′cy•cler, n.

bicycle


Past participle: bicycled
Gerund: bicycling

Imperative
bicycle
bicycle
Present
I bicycle
you bicycle
he/she/it bicycles
we bicycle
you bicycle
they bicycle
Preterite
I bicycled
you bicycled
he/she/it bicycled
we bicycled
you bicycled
they bicycled
Present Continuous
I am bicycling
you are bicycling
he/she/it is bicycling
we are bicycling
you are bicycling
they are bicycling
Present Perfect
I have bicycled
you have bicycled
he/she/it has bicycled
we have bicycled
you have bicycled
they have bicycled
Past Continuous
I was bicycling
you were bicycling
he/she/it was bicycling
we were bicycling
you were bicycling
they were bicycling
Past Perfect
I had bicycled
you had bicycled
he/she/it had bicycled
we had bicycled
you had bicycled
they had bicycled
Future
I will bicycle
you will bicycle
he/she/it will bicycle
we will bicycle
you will bicycle
they will bicycle
Future Perfect
I will have bicycled
you will have bicycled
he/she/it will have bicycled
we will have bicycled
you will have bicycled
they will have bicycled
Future Continuous
I will be bicycling
you will be bicycling
he/she/it will be bicycling
we will be bicycling
you will be bicycling
they will be bicycling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bicycling
you have been bicycling
he/she/it has been bicycling
we have been bicycling
you have been bicycling
they have been bicycling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bicycling
you will have been bicycling
he/she/it will have been bicycling
we will have been bicycling
you will have been bicycling
they will have been bicycling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bicycling
you had been bicycling
he/she/it had been bicycling
we had been bicycling
you had been bicycling
they had been bicycling
Conditional
I would bicycle
you would bicycle
he/she/it would bicycle
we would bicycle
you would bicycle
they would bicycle
Past Conditional
I would have bicycled
you would have bicycled
he/she/it would have bicycled
we would have bicycled
you would have bicycled
they would have bicycled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bicycle - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedalsbicycle - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
bicycle-built-for-two, tandem bicycle, tandem - a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats
bicycle seat, saddle - a seat for the rider of a bicycle
bicycle wheel - the wheel of a bicycle
chain - a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
coaster brake - a brake on a bicycle that engages with reverse pressure on the pedals
handlebar - the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle
kickstand - a swiveling metal rod attached to a bicycle or motorcycle or other two-wheeled vehicle; the rod lies horizontally when not in use but can be kicked into a vertical position as a support to hold the vehicle upright when it is not being ridden
all-terrain bike, mountain bike, off-roader - a bicycle with a sturdy frame and fat tires; originally designed for riding in mountainous country
mudguard, splash guard, splash-guard - a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels
ordinary bicycle, ordinary - an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
foot lever, foot pedal, treadle, pedal - a lever that is operated with the foot
push-bike - a bicycle that must be pedaled
safety bicycle, safety bike - bicycle that has two wheels of equal size; pedals are connected to the rear wheel by a multiplying gear
sprocket wheel, sprocket - thin wheel with teeth that engage with a chain
velocipede - any of several early bicycles with pedals on the front wheel
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"
Verb1.bicycle - ride a bicyclebicycle - ride a bicycle      
unicycle - ride a unicycle
backpedal - pedal backwards on a bicycle
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"

bicycle

noun bike, cycle, racer, mountain bike, two-wheeler, push bike, pedal cycle, bone-shaker He was cycling round on his old bicycle.

Bicycles

Bicycle parts  bell, bicycle chain, bicycle pump, crossbar, handlebars, kickstand, mileometer, mudguard, pannier, pedal, rat-trap, saddle, saddlebag, stabilizer, wheel
Types of bicycle  autocycle, bicycle, BMX, boneshaker, chopper, exercise bike, fairy cycle, mountain bike, penny-farthing, roadster, tandem, velocipede
Translations
دَرَّاجَةدَرّاجَةٌ هَوائيّهيَرْكَبُ درّاجة هوائيّه
колело
jízdní kolokolojet na kole
cykelcykle
biciklo
bicicletair/montar en bicicleta
jalgratas
polkupyöräjakso
bicikl
biciklikerékpár
sepeda
hjólareiîhjól
自転車
자전거주기
dvķratisvažiuoti dviračiu
braukt ar divriteni/velosipēdudivritenis, velosipēds
bicicletă
bicykelísť na bicykli
kolo
cykel
จักรยาน
велосипед
xe đạp

bicycle

[ˈbaɪsɪkl]
A. Nbicicleta f
to ride a bicycleir or montar en bicicleta
B. VIir en bicicleta
to bicycle to Doverir en bicicleta a Dover
C. CPD bicycle chain Ncadena f de bicicleta
bicycle clip Npinza f para ir en bicicleta
bicycle kick N (Ftbl) → chilena f
bicycle lane Ncarril m para ciclistas
bicycle pump Nbomba f de bicicleta
bicycle rack N (on floor, ground) → aparcamiento-bici m; (on car roof) → portabicicletas m inv
bicycle shed Ncobertizo m para bicicletas
bicycle touring Ncicloturismo m
bicycle track Npista f de ciclismo

bicycle

[ˈbaɪsɪkəl] nbicyclette f
to ride a bicycle → faire de la bicyclette, faire du vélobicycle chain nchaîne f de vélobicycle path bicycle track (mainly US) npiste f cyclablebicycle pump npompe f à vélobicycle shed nabri m à bicyclettes

bicycle

nFahrrad nt; to ride a bicycleFahrrad fahren, Rad fahren
vimit dem (Fahr)rad fahren

bicycle

[ˈbaɪsɪkl] nbicicletta
to ride a bicycle → andare in bicicletta
bicycle parts → ricambi mpl per bicicletta

bicycle

(ˈbaisikl) noun
(often abbreviated to bike (baik) , cycle (ˈsaikl) ) a pedal-driven vehicle with two wheels and a seat.
verb
(usually abbreviated to ˈcycle) to ride a bicycle. He bicycled slowly up the hill.

bicycle

دَرَّاجَة jízdní kolo, kolo cykel Fahrrad, Zyklus ποδήλατο bicicleta jakso, polkupyörä vélo bicikl bicicletta 自転車 자전거, 주기 fiets sykkel, syklus cykl, rower bicicleta велосипед cykel จักรยาน bisiklet, döngü xe đạp 自行车

bicycle

, bike
n. bicicleta;
stationary ______ estacionaria.

bicycle

n bicicleta; stationary — bicicleta estática; to ride a — ir or montar en bicicleta
References in classic literature ?
Once she startled the town by putting on men's clothes and riding a bicycle down Main Street.
Simpson, wholly unable to console his offspring for the loss of the beloved object, mounted the bicycle and rode away on it, not to be seen or heard of again for many a long day.
Happily for me, my acquaintance among the Rosalinds of the bicycle, at this period of my life, was but slight, and thus no familiarity with the tweed knickerbocker feminine took off the edge of my delight on first beholding Nicolete clothed in like manhood with ourselves, and yet, delicious paradox
One fine May morning, as she cantered along the avenue at Brandon Beeches on a powerful bay horse, the gates at the end opened and a young man sped through them on a bicycle.
It rides a bicycle, eats with knife and fork, counts up to ten, and ever so many other wonderful things, and can I go and see it too?
For my own part, I was much occupied in learning to ride the bicycle, and busy upon a series of papers discussing the probable developments of moral ideas as civilisation progressed.
Yet, in that moment, a young man riding a bicycle came sharp round the corner of the street and, in trying to avoid running over the box, upset his machine, and was thrown headlong against the wheel of the spring-cart.
He was dressed in a cherry-coloured blazer, knickerbockers, red stockings, and bicycle shoes, with a red flannel cap at the back of the head.
He bent down and began to unstrap something from his bicycle.
Yet I had come in the degenerate day of trolley, bicycle and rural delivery, when communication was easy between the scattered mountain villages, and the bigger towns in the valleys, such as Bettsbridge and Shadd's Falls, had libraries, theatres and Y.
Recreation was our greatest want; and though we had both descended to the humble bicycle, a lot of reading was forced upon us in the winter evenings.
Sometimes he hired a rickety bicycle and rode along the dusty road that led to the forest, and then lay down in a clearing.