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I simply haven't the nerve to imagine a being, a force, a cause which keeps the planets revolving in their orbits and then suddenly stops in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds.
Quentin Crisp

Meaning of "bicycle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BICYCLE

From bi-1 + Late Latin cyclus, from Greek kuklos wheel.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BICYCLE

bicycle  [ˈbaɪsɪkəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BICYCLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bicycle is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb bicycle in English.

WHAT DOES BICYCLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

bicycle

Bicycle

A bicycle, often called a bike, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other. A bicycle rider is called a cyclist, or bicyclist. Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century in Europe and, as of 2003, number more than a billion worldwide, twice as many as automobiles. They are the principal means of transportation in many regions. They also provide a popular form of recreation, and have been adapted for use as children's toys, general fitness, military and police applications, courier services, and bicycle racing. The basic shape and configuration of a typical upright, or safety bicycle, has changed little since the first chain-driven model was developed around 1885. But many details have been improved, especially since the advent of modern materials and computer-aided design. These have allowed for a proliferation of specialized designs for many types of cycling. The bicycle's invention has had an enormous effect on society, both in terms of culture and of advancing modern industrial methods.

Definition of bicycle in the English dictionary

The definition of bicycle in the dictionary is a vehicle with a tubular metal frame mounted on two spoked wheels, one behind the other. The rider sits on a saddle, propels the vehicle by means of pedals that drive the rear wheel through a chain, and steers with handlebars on the front wheel Often shortened to: cycle, bike. Other definition of bicycle is to ride a bicycle; cycle.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BICYCLE

PRESENT

Present
I bicycle
you bicycle
he/she/it bicycles
we bicycle
you bicycle
they bicycle
Present continuous
I am bicycling
you are bicycling
he/she/it is bicycling
we are bicycling
you are bicycling
they are bicycling
Present perfect
I have bicycled
you have bicycled
he/she/it has bicycled
we have bicycled
you have bicycled
they have bicycled
Present perfect continuous
I have been bicycling
you have been bicycling
he/she/it has been bicycling
we have been bicycling
you have been bicycling
they have been bicycling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I bicycled
you bicycled
he/she/it bicycled
we bicycled
you bicycled
they bicycled
Past continuous
I was bicycling
you were bicycling
he/she/it was bicycling
we were bicycling
you were bicycling
they were bicycling
Past perfect
I had bicycled
you had bicycled
he/she/it had bicycled
we had bicycled
you had bicycled
they had bicycled
Past perfect continuous
I had been bicycling
you had been bicycling
he/she/it had been bicycling
we had been bicycling
you had been bicycling
they had been bicycling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will bicycle
you will bicycle
he/she/it will bicycle
we will bicycle
you will bicycle
they will bicycle
Future continuous
I will be bicycling
you will be bicycling
he/she/it will be bicycling
we will be bicycling
you will be bicycling
they will be bicycling
Future perfect
I will have bicycled
you will have bicycled
he/she/it will have bicycled
we will have bicycled
you will have bicycled
they will have bicycled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been bicycling
you will have been bicycling
he/she/it will have been bicycling
we will have been bicycling
you will have been bicycling
they will have been bicycling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would bicycle
you would bicycle
he/she/it would bicycle
we would bicycle
you would bicycle
they would bicycle
Conditional continuous
I would be bicycling
you would be bicycling
he/she/it would be bicycling
we would be bicycling
you would be bicycling
they would be bicycling
Conditional perfect
I would have bicycle
you would have bicycle
he/she/it would have bicycle
we would have bicycle
you would have bicycle
they would have bicycle
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been bicycling
you would have been bicycling
he/she/it would have been bicycling
we would have been bicycling
you would have been bicycling
they would have been bicycling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you bicycle
we let´s bicycle
you bicycle
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to bicycle
Past participle
bicycled
Present Participle
bicycling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BICYCLE


classical
ˈklæsɪkəl
commonsensical
ˌkɒmənˈsensɪkəl
farcical
ˈfɑːsɪkəl
fascicle
ˈfæsɪkəl
icicle
ˈaɪsɪkəl
icicled
ˈaɪsɪkəl
lexical
ˈlɛksɪkəl
motorbicycle
ˈməʊtəˌbaɪsɪkəl
neoclassical
ˌniːəʊˈklæsɪkəl
nonclassical
ˌnɒnˈklæsɪkəl
nonsensical
nɒnˈsensɪkəl
paradisical
ˌpærəˈdɪsɪkəl
paradoxical
ˌpærəˈdɒksɪkəl
phthisical
ˈθaɪsɪkəl
Popsicle
ˈpɒpsɪkəl
semiclassical
ˌsɛmɪˈklæsɪkəl
sickle
ˈsɪkəl
tricycle
ˈtraɪsɪkəl
vesical
ˈvɛsɪkəl
vesicle
ˈvɛsɪkəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BICYCLE

bicultural
biculturalism
bicuspid
bicuspid valve
bicuspidate
bicycle bell
bicycle chain
bicycle clip
bicycle kick
bicycle path
bicycle pump
bicycle rack
bicycle rickshaw
bicycle shed
bicycle shop
bicycle touring
bicycler
bicyclic
bicyclical
bicyclist

WORDS THAT END LIKE BICYCLE

business cycle
cell cycle
cycle
freecycle
heterocycle
Krebs cycle
life cycle
menstrual cycle
monocycle
motorcycle
nitrogen cycle
operating cycle
racing bicycle
recycle
song cycle
stationary bicycle
two-cycle
unicycle
upcycle
vicious cycle
water cycle

Synonyms and antonyms of bicycle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BICYCLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «bicycle» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of bicycle

Translation of «bicycle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BICYCLE

Find out the translation of bicycle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bicycle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bicycle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自行车
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bicicleta
570 millions of speakers

English

bicycle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

साइकिल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دَرَّاجَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

велосипед
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bicicleta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাইকেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vélo
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Basikal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fahrrad
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自転車
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자전거
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bicycle
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xe đạp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மிதிவண்டி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सायकल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bisiklet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bicicletta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rower
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

велосипед
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bicicletă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ποδήλατο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fiets
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cykel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sykkel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bicycle

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BICYCLE»

The term «bicycle» is very widely used and occupies the 7.775 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of bicycle
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «bicycle».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BICYCLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «bicycle» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «bicycle» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bicycle

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10 QUOTES WITH «BICYCLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bicycle.
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Lynn Abbey
It's been a long time since I've written old-fashioned sword and sorcery; I'm hoping it's like riding a bicycle.
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Tori Amos
Guys would sleep with a bicycle if it had the right color lip gloss on. They have no shame. They're like bull elks in a field.
3
Susan B. Anthony
She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life.
4
Fred Armisen
I enjoy getting to work on 'Saturday Night Live', where I get to do people like David Paterson. And then, its like a different muscle to do someone like a bicycle guy on' Portlandia'.
5
David Attenborough
If I can bicycle, I bicycle.
6
Jim Cantalupo
Ronald has had bicycle safety and safety in the home. Yes, Ronald is McDonald's, second most recognised figure after Santa Claus, and there's an element of obviously benefiting your business.
7
Yoenis Cespedes
In Cuba, I didn't even have a bicycle.
8
Jan Chipchase
I find buying a bicycle is a great way to stay in touch with people.
9
Billy Connolly
Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
10
Quentin Crisp
I simply haven't the nerve to imagine a being, a force, a cause which keeps the planets revolving in their orbits and then suddenly stops in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BICYCLE»

Discover the use of bicycle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bicycle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Bicycle Book
A rip-roaring narrative celebration of the 21st century’s great transport success story: the bicycle.
Bella Bathurst, 2011
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Bicycle
In spare, comically surreal prose, Fattaruso elevates the bicycle to the status of an idol, an ordinary object rendered talismanic by repetitive association and imbued with personal meaning.
Paul Fattaruso, 2008
3
Bicycle Diaries
Bicycle Diaries is an adventure on two wheels conveyed with humor, curiosity, and humanity.
David Byrne, 2010
4
Bicycle: The History
In this, the ultimate history of the bicycle, David Herlihy recounts the saga of this far-reaching invention and the passions it aroused. The pioneer racer insisted the bicycle would become "as common as umbrellas.
David V. Herlihy, 2004
5
The Magic Bicycle
The Spirit Flyer, a rusty old bicycle found in the city dump, surprises its new owner, John Kramar, when it magically lives up to its name, introducing John to an unknown world and changing his life for good.
John Bibee, 1983
6
Bicycling Science
A new, updated edition of a popular book on the history, science, and engineering of bicycles, by MIT mechanical engineering professor emeritus David Gordon Wilson.
David Gordon Wilson, Jim Papadopoulos, 2004
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Bicycle Book
Introduces the history, design, care, uses, and safety rules of the bicycle to young readers
‎1995
8
Which Way Did the Bicycle Go?: And Other Intriguing ...
The best problems selected from over 25 years of the Problem of the Week at Macalester College.
Joseph D. E. Konhauser, Dan Velleman, Stan Wagon, 1996
9
Miles from Nowhere: A Round-the-world Bicycle Adventure
The author describes her experiences as she and her husband traveled on bicycles 23,000 miles through twenty-five countries
Barbara Savage, 1985
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Bicycle: Around the World
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." --H. G. Wells In our car-crazed world, the bicycle is the one mode of transportation that is powered by the human spirit.
Linda Svendsen, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BICYCLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bicycle is used in the context of the following news items.
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WHP enforces new “three-foot rule” for bicycle safety
The new statute, which went into effect July 1, is designed to help reduce bicycle-related injuries and fatal crashes. The law was passed by the ... «Casper Star-Tribune Online, Jul 15»
2
Two charged after downtown London, Ont. stabbing over bicycle
... in downtown London, Ont. after an alleged dispute over a bicycle. ... knew each other, but the alleged stabbing had occurred over a bicycle. «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
3
Raccoon can ride a bicycle better than many humans
Melanie has been given the moniker "World's Most Talented Animal" by her owner — and while that particular title may or may not be apt, ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
4
Group bicycle rides become Simi Valley phenomenon
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Occasional weekend group bicycle rides through Simi Valley have grown from humble beginnings in 2013 to become ... «Ventura County Star, Jul 15»
5
Bicycle-riding boy struck by van in Pomona
POMONA — A boy riding a bicycle was struck by a van and injured in Pomona, a police sergeant said today. It happened at 8:11 p.m. Sunday ... «Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Jul 15»
6
Drink to the doggies at OK Bicycle Shop
Dogs and their people can sit on the Bicycle Shop's pet-friendly porch and enjoy libations, food, live music, local art and a photo booth. «AL.com, Jul 15»
7
Bicycle signpost is returned
Bicycle signpost is returned. The novelty bike that was believed to have been stolen. Picture by David Miller @thebigchip. 17:30 Monday 06 ... «Lancaster Today, Jul 15»
8
Bikes Stolen From Neighborhood Bicycle Program, Community …
When a neighborhood bicycle program in upstate New York had more than a hundred of its bikes stolen, the community revved up and ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
9
Had a bicycle stolen? Police think they might have found it in Trafford
The seven bicycles, including children's models, were discovered in the back of a van in the Sale area of Trafford on Saturday afternoon. «Manchester Evening News, Jul 15»
10
CCTV images released after bicycle wheel stolen at Shrewsbury …
British Transport Police have released CCTV pictures of a man they want to speak to after a wheel was stolen from a bicycle at Shrewsbury ... «shropshirestar.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Bicycle [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bicycle>. Jul 2020 ».
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