Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio » Dictionary » B » Biauriculate Heart ... Bicycle Race


Pronunciation (US): Play

 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]


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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


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]


Ride a bicycle

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming


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

 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Different sores must have different salves." (English proverb)

"The nose didn't smell the rotting head." (Bhutanese proverb)

"Wit is folly unless a wise man hath the keeping of it." (Arabic proverb)

"Empty barrels make more noise." (Danish proverb)

 BICYCLE: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 

Page delivered in 0.0463 seconds

AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the dictionary to your list of search providers.

Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


Other popular searches: