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ped·al

 (pĕd′l)
n.
1.
a. A foot-operated lever used for actuating or controlling a mechanism, as in a loom, sewing machine, piano, or organ.
b. A similar foot-operated part attached to a crank and used for powering various devices, such as a bicycle.
2. Music
a. A pedal point.
b. A pedal keyboard.
adj.
1. Of or relating to a pedal.
2. (also pēd′l) Of or relating to a foot or footlike part: the pedal extremities.
v. ped·aled, ped·al·ing, ped·als or ped·alled or ped·al·ling
v.intr.
1. To use or operate a pedal or pedals.
2. To ride a bicycle.
v.tr.
To operate the pedals of.

[French pédale, from Italian pedale, from Latin pedālis, one foot long, from pēs, ped-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

ped′al·er, ped′al·ler n.

pedal

(ˈpɛdəl)
n
(Automotive Engineering)
a. any foot-operated lever or other device, esp one of the two levers that drive the chain wheel of a bicycle, the foot brake, clutch control, or accelerator of a car, one of the levers on an organ controlling deep bass notes, or one of the levers on a piano used to create a muted effect or sustain tone
b. (as modifier): a pedal cycle; a pianist's pedal technique.
vb, -als, -alling or -alled, -als, -aling or -aled
1. to propel (a bicycle, boat, etc) by operating the pedals
2. (intr) to operate the pedals of an organ, piano, etc, esp in a certain way
3. to work (pedals of any kind)
[C17: from Latin pedālis; see pedal2]

pedal

(ˈpiːdəl)
adj
(Anatomy) of or relating to the foot or feet
[C17: from Latin pedālis, from pēs foot]

ped•al

(ˈpɛd l; for 6 also ˈpid l)

n., v. -aled, -al•ing (esp. Brit.) -alled, -al•ling, n.
1. a foot-operated lever or part used to control, activate, or supply power to various mechanisms.
2.
a. a foot-operated lever on a keyboard musical instrument, esp. one of a set serving as a secondary keyboard on a pipe organ.
v.i.
3. to work or use pedals, as in riding a bicycle.
v.t.
4. to work the pedals of.
adj.
5. of or pertaining to a foot or the feet.
6. of, pertaining to, or using pedals.
[1605–15; (< French pédale) < Latin pedālis of the feet. See pedi-, -al1]

pedal


Past participle: pedalled
Gerund: pedalling

Imperative
pedal
pedal
Present
I pedal
you pedal
he/she/it pedals
we pedal
you pedal
they pedal
Preterite
I pedalled
you pedalled
he/she/it pedalled
we pedalled
you pedalled
they pedalled
Present Continuous
I am pedalling
you are pedalling
he/she/it is pedalling
we are pedalling
you are pedalling
they are pedalling
Present Perfect
I have pedalled
you have pedalled
he/she/it has pedalled
we have pedalled
you have pedalled
they have pedalled
Past Continuous
I was pedalling
you were pedalling
he/she/it was pedalling
we were pedalling
you were pedalling
they were pedalling
Past Perfect
I had pedalled
you had pedalled
he/she/it had pedalled
we had pedalled
you had pedalled
they had pedalled
Future
I will pedal
you will pedal
he/she/it will pedal
we will pedal
you will pedal
they will pedal
Future Perfect
I will have pedalled
you will have pedalled
he/she/it will have pedalled
we will have pedalled
you will have pedalled
they will have pedalled
Future Continuous
I will be pedalling
you will be pedalling
he/she/it will be pedalling
we will be pedalling
you will be pedalling
they will be pedalling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pedalling
you have been pedalling
he/she/it has been pedalling
we have been pedalling
you have been pedalling
they have been pedalling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pedalling
you will have been pedalling
he/she/it will have been pedalling
we will have been pedalling
you will have been pedalling
they will have been pedalling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pedalling
you had been pedalling
he/she/it had been pedalling
we had been pedalling
you had been pedalling
they had been pedalling
Conditional
I would pedal
you would pedal
he/she/it would pedal
we would pedal
you would pedal
they would pedal
Past Conditional
I would have pedalled
you would have pedalled
he/she/it would have pedalled
we would have pedalled
you would have pedalled
they would have pedalled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pedal - a sustained bass note
musical note, note, tone - a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
2.pedal - a lever that is operated with the footpedal - a lever that is operated with the foot
accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, throttle, gas, gun - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
bicycle, bike, cycle, wheel - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
brake pedal - foot pedal that moves a piston in the master brake cylinder
clutch pedal, clutch - a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism; "he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other"
lever - a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
pipe organ, organ - wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
soft pedal - a pedal on a piano that moves the action closer to the strings and so soften the sound
loud pedal, sustaining pedal - a pedal on a piano that lifts the dampers from the strings and so allows them to continue vibrating
Verb1.pedal - ride a bicyclepedal - 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"
2.pedal - operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
control, operate - handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
Adj.1.pedal - of or relating to the feet; "the word for a pedal extremity is `foot'"
Translations
دَوّاسَةٌدَوّاسَهيَسير على الدرّاجَه
pedálšlapat do pedálů
pedalcykle
poljinpolkeapedaali
pedala
pedálpedáloz
fótstig, pedalistíga; hjóla
ペダル
페달
minti pedaluspaminapedalasvažiuoti
braukt ar divritenimīt pedāļuspedālis
pedálšľapať do pedálov
pedalpritiskati na pedale
pedal
ที่เหยียบของรถจักรยาน
pedalpedal çevirmek/basmakayaklık
педаль
bàn đạp

pedal

[ˈpedl]
A. Npedal m
loud pedal (Mus) → pedal m fuerte
soft pedal (Mus) → sordina f
B. VIpedalear
he was pedalling furiouslyestaba dándole duro a los pedales
C. VT [+ bicycle] → darle a los pedales de
D. CPD pedal (bi)cycle Nbicicleta f a pedales
pedal bin Ncubo m de la basura con pedal
pedal boat N = pedalo pedal car Ncochecito m con pedales

pedal

[ˈpɛdəl]
n [bike, car] → pédale f
vi [cyclist] → pédaler
I pedalled to school
BUT Je suis allé à l'école à vélo.pedal bin n (British)poubelle f à pédalepedal cycle nbicyclette f

pedal

nPedal nt; (on waste bin etc) → Trethebel m; to put the pedal to the metal (inf)Vollgas geben
vt he pedalled the bicycle up the hiller strampelte mit dem Fahrrad den Berg hinauf (inf); he pedalled the three miles to the restauranter radelte die drei Meilen zur Gaststätte; he pedalled the organer trat das Pedal der Orgel
vi (on bicycle) → treten; (on organ) → das Pedal treten; he pedalled for all he was worther trat in die Pedale, er strampelte (inf)so sehr er konnte; to pedal off(mit dem Rad) wegfahren

pedal

:
pedal bin
n (Brit) → Treteimer m
pedal boat
nTretboot nt
pedal car
nTretauto nt

pedal

[ˈpɛdl]
1. npedale m
2. vipedalare
to pedal up/down → pedalare su per/giù per
3. vt she pedalled her bicycle up the hillsalì la collina in bicicletta

pedal

(ˈpedl) noun
a lever worked by the foot, as on a bicycle, piano, organ etc. the brake pedal in a car.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈpedalled , (American) ˈpedaled
to move (something) by means of pedals. He pedalled (his bicycle) down the road.

to pedal (not paddle) a bicycle.

pedal

دَوّاسَةٌ pedál pedal Pedal πετάλι pedal poljin pédale pedala pedale ペダル 페달 pedaal pedal pedał pedal педаль pedal ที่เหยียบของรถจักรยาน pedal bàn đạp 踏板

ped·al

a. pedal; rel. al pie.
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