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Meaning of "chicane" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHICANE

From French chicaner to quibble, of obscure origin.
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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 CHICANE

chicane  [ʃɪˈkeɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHICANE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chicane 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 chicane in English.

WHAT DOES CHICANE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chicane

Chicane

A chicane is an artificial feature creating extra turns in a road, used in motor racing and on streets to slow traffic for safety. Chicane comes from the French verb chicaner, which means "to quibble" or "to prevent justice".

Definition of chicane in the English dictionary

The first definition of chicane in the dictionary is a bridge or whist hand without trumps. Other definition of chicane is a short section of sharp narrow bends formed by barriers placed on a motor-racing circuit to provide an additional test of driving skill. Chicane is also to deceive or trick by chicanery.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CHICANE

PRESENT

Present
I chicane
you chicane
he/she/it chicanes
we chicane
you chicane
they chicane
Present continuous
I am chicaning
you are chicaning
he/she/it is chicaning
we are chicaning
you are chicaning
they are chicaning
Present perfect
I have chicaned
you have chicaned
he/she/it has chicaned
we have chicaned
you have chicaned
they have chicaned
Present perfect continuous
I have been chicaning
you have been chicaning
he/she/it has been chicaning
we have been chicaning
you have been chicaning
they have been chicaning
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 chicaned
you chicaned
he/she/it chicaned
we chicaned
you chicaned
they chicaned
Past continuous
I was chicaning
you were chicaning
he/she/it was chicaning
we were chicaning
you were chicaning
they were chicaning
Past perfect
I had chicaned
you had chicaned
he/she/it had chicaned
we had chicaned
you had chicaned
they had chicaned
Past perfect continuous
I had been chicaning
you had been chicaning
he/she/it had been chicaning
we had been chicaning
you had been chicaning
they had been chicaning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you chicane
we let´s chicane
you chicane
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to chicane
Past participle
chicaned
Present Participle
chicaning
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 CHICANE


alkane
ˈælkeɪn
arcane
ɑːˈkeɪn
benzocaine
ˈbɛnzəʊˌkeɪn
cain
keɪn
Caine
keɪn
cane
keɪn
cinquain
sɪŋˈkeɪn
cocain
kəˈkeɪn
cocaine
kəˈkeɪn
Cockaigne
kɒˈkeɪn
Cockayne
kɒˈkeɪn
decane
ˈdɛkeɪn
eucaine
juːˈkeɪn
kain
keɪn
lidocaine
ˈlaɪdəˌkeɪn
marocain
ˈmærəˌkeɪn
recane
riːˈkeɪn
sarbacane
ˈsɑːbəˌkeɪn
skein
skeɪn
tetracaine
ˈtɛtrəˌkeɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHICANE

chic
chica
Chicago
chicalote
chicana
chicaner
chicaneries
chicanery
chicano
chiccories
chiccory
chicha
Chichagof Island
Chichester
Chichewa
chichi
Chichihaerh
chick
chick flick
chick lit

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHICANE

built cane
candy cane
dumb-cane
floricane
gold-headed cane
hexadecane
hurricane
lawyer cane
malacca cane
raspberry cane
split cane
split-cane
sugar cane
swagger cane
sword cane

Synonyms and antonyms of chicane in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chicane» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHICANE

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

Translator English - Chinese

弯道
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chicane
570 millions of speakers

English

chicane
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

झूठा इलज़ाम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غالط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шиканы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chicane
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কপট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chicane
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chicane
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schikane
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シケイン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

케인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chicane
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

biện luận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஏமாற்று
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिकन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şike
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chicane
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Chicane
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шикани
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Chicane
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

chicane
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chicane
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chikan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sjikane
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chicane

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHICANE»

The term «chicane» is regularly used and occupies the 60.186 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHICANE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «chicane» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «chicane» 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 chicane

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHICANE»

Discover the use of chicane in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chicane and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Chicane
Chicane is a novel about professional sports car racing that hard-core racing fans will relish. Those less inclined to hang out in the pits or paddockwill enjoy a romantic trip with plenty of twists and turns.
George L. Burford, 2003
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Afrikology, Philosophy and Wholeness: An Epistemology
According to him, the chicane appears in all human dealings beyond the simply literal expression and it is, therefore, difficult to envisage an analysis that does not include the Chicane's 'double-thinking' or an equivalent capacity in order to ...
Dani W. Nabudere, 2011
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From Parity Violation to Hadronic Structure and more: ...
A beam line, which is called a chicane, was designed to measure the polarization of the electron. The chicane has the same four dipole magnets, which separate the scattered photons from the electrons, and contributes to the dispersion ...
Serge Kox, David Lhuillier, Frank Maas, 2007
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The Principles, Rules, and Laws of Auction Bridge
T-A.B1.E C)F 1-R.IC K .AND kiC)NOUR \!Al.LJES DECLARATION in one Hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . " " less Chicane . . . 1 2 “ " plus Chicane. . . 20 " 5th in Partner's 1 8 h - P rt ' *“..:."C.:..::; B} 14 less Chicane. . . plus Chicane .. Little Slam .
‎1911
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More Tellable Cracker Tales
It's not that I don't enjoy yore company, for I do, but I think for yore sake you'd better stay with Cozen Chicane while I'm gone. I'll stop for you on my way back home." He and Chipper went on to Cozen Chicane's house. He knocked on the door.
Annette J. Bruce, 2002
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Official Formula 1 Season Review 2004
LAP BY LAP 53 laps 191 mi.es Michael Schumacher runs across th* first chicane on the opening Up Schumacher finds himself facing backwards at the second chicane Ptuonia and Barrichello 901 Close as they fight for position on tap 12 A ...
Stephane Samson, Bruce Jones, 2004
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Free Electron Lasers 2000
V.N. Litvinenko and Y. Wu (Eds.) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. 11-31 Chicane Compressor Development for the BNL ATF - Application to SASE PEL R. Agustsson and J.B. Rosenzweig UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy, 405 ...
V. N. Litvinenko, Y. K. Wu, 2005
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Traffic calming
Chicane width and path angle through chicane can be used to influence the speed of vehicles through a chicane. • Chicane dimensions and spacing can be varied depending upon the road type and 'target' speed required. • Wider chicanes ...
Great Britain: Department for Transport, 2007
9
The Complete Works of Gilbert Parker
Walking down towards the Vier Marchi the lad gleefully recalled the humour of a wag who, some days before, had imitated the sound of the bell with the words: " Chicanechicane! Chicanechicane!" The native had, as he thought, suffered ...
Gilbert Parker
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Polarized Sources, Targets and Polarimetry: Proceedings of ...
The scattered e− and e+ are separated from the main beam line via a magnetic chicane and the energy spectrum is sampled with a segmented Cherenkov detector (fig. 1). One Cherenkov detector consists of up to 20 staggered U- shaped ...
Giuseppe Ciullo, Marco Contalbrigo, Paolo Lenisa, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHICANE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chicane is used in the context of the following news items.
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MotoGP Germany: Marquez unbeaten at Sachsenring since 2009
The pair made contact when Marquez dived for the lead, Rossi running off-track and straight-lining the chicane before taking victory. Marquez ... «crash.net, Jul 15»
2
Garry Jennings joins exclusive club with Park win
McGarrity, third after the first stage, made the first of three costly mistakes on stage two, being caught out on a slippery approach to a chicane ... «Belfast Telegraph, Jul 15»
3
2015 Volkswagen Vento Cup racecar driven
This makes it easier to commit to the bumpier corners, especially the first chicane at Kari that has to be taken flat out for a fast time. In fact, this ... «Overdrive, Jul 15»
4
The meeting of the “fearless”
The corners string together with an impressive pace, and only the chicane, which marks the end of the fastest section of the circuit, can slow ... «Motorsport.com, Jul 15»
5
Knockhill BSB: Elliott extends series lead after Stock 1000 win
But as Quigley was pushing and holding on to a provisional podium finish he crashed, uninjured at the Chicane on lap 18 of 24, pushing ... «BSN, Jul 15»
6
Romanov takes maiden win in messy third race at Monza
After another safety car period, Romanov took second off Hamprecht into the first chicane and quickly caught up with Pronenko, slipstreaming ... «PaddockScout, Jul 15»
7
Hughes wins at Monza as Isaakyan and Aitken collide
He was briefly into the lead after locking up and going over the kerbs in the first chicane, but naturally had to give the spot back. By that point ... «PaddockScout, Jul 15»
8
the tricks of the magician trade
... there are magicians out there who copy their competitors, says Wayne Rogers, a 70-year old Auckland magician who performs as 'Chicane'. «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Shane Byrne takes a tumble but comes up smiling with pole at …
... scorching pace as the Fife circuit dried out from earlier rains, putting in a time of 48.153secs, but then moments later slid off at the chicane. «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
10
'Traffic chaos to get worse with more homes' warns councillor
She said on one part of the street where there is a narrow chicane the whole road becomes blocked, with lorries and buses forced to mount the ... «Suffolk Free Press, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Chicane [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chicane>. Dec 2019 ».
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