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BICYCLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bicycle mean? 

BICYCLE (noun)
  The noun BICYCLE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: BICYCLE used as a noun is very rare.


BICYCLE (verb)
  The verb BICYCLE has 1 sense:

1. ride a bicycle

  Familiarity information: BICYCLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BICYCLE (noun)


Sense 1bicycle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bicycle; bike; cycle; wheel

Hypernyms ("bicycle" is a kind of...):

wheeled vehicle (a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people)

Meronyms (parts of "bicycle"):

bicycle seat; saddle (a seat for the rider of a bicycle)

sprocket; sprocket wheel (thin wheel with teeth that engage with a chain)

foot lever; foot pedal; pedal; treadle (a lever that is operated with the foot)

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)

handlebar (the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle)

coaster brake (a brake on a bicycle that engages with reverse pressure on the pedals)

chain (a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament)

bicycle wheel (the wheel of a bicycle)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bicycle"):

bicycle-built-for-two; tandem; tandem bicycle (a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats)

all-terrain bike; mountain bike; off-roader (a bicycle with a sturdy frame and fat tires; originally designed for riding in mountainous country)

ordinary; ordinary bicycle (an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel)

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)

velocipede (any of several early bicycles with pedals on the front wheel)


BICYCLE (verb)


Sense 1bicycle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ride a bicycle

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

bicycle; bike; pedal; cycle; wheel

Hypernyms (to "bicycle" is one way to...):

ride (be carried or travel on or in a vehicle)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bicycle"):

unicycle (ride a unicycle)

backpedal (pedal backwards on a bicycle)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

They bicycle the countryside
They bicycle in the countryside


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