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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

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Origin and Etymology of bicycle

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

Other Vehicles Terms


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bicycle

verb bi·cy·cle

Definition of bicycle

bicycled

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bicycling

play \-k(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to ride a bicycle

bicycler

play \-klər\ noun

bicyclist

play \-klist\ noun

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First Known Use of bicycle

1869


BICYCLE Defined for English Language Learners

bicycle

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noun

Definition of bicycle for English Language Learners

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

bicycle

verb

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

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bicycling

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



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