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bicycle

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noun bi·cy·cle \ˈbī-si-kəl, -ˌsi- also -ˌsī-\

Definition of bicycle

  1. :  a vehicle with two wheels tandem, handlebars for steering, a saddle seat, and pedals by which it is propelled; also :  a stationary exercise machine that resembles such a vehicle

Examples of bicycle in a sentence

  1. <the range of the boy's explorations vastly expanded when he acquired his first bicycle>

Origin and Etymology of bicycle

French, from bi- + -cycle (as in tricycle)


First Known Use: 1863

Other Vehicles Terms


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bicycle

verb bi·cy·cle

Definition of bicycle

bicycled

bicycling

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  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to ride a bicycle

bicycler

play \-klər\ noun

bicyclist

play \-klist\ noun

1869

First Known Use of bicycle

1869


BICYCLE Defined for English Language Learners

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bicycle

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noun bi·cy·cle \ˈbī-si-kəl, -ˌsi- also -ˌsī-\

Definition of bicycle for English Language Learners

  • : a 2-wheeled vehicle that a person rides by pushing on foot pedals


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bicycle

verb bi·cy·cle

Definition of bicycle for English Language Learners

  • : to ride a bicycle


BICYCLE Defined for Kids

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bicycle

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noun bi·cy·cle \ˈbī-ˌsi-kəl\

Definition of bicycle for Students

  1. :  a light vehicle having two wheels one behind the other, handlebars, a seat, and pedals by which it is made to move


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bicycle

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verb bi·cy·cle

Definition of bicycle for Students

bicycled

bicycling

\ˈbī-ˌsi-kə-liŋ, -ˌsi-kliŋ\
  1. :  to ride a bicycle <He bicycles to school every day.>



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