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I'd pull my little brother on our motorcycle on an inner tube behind it. We would go fishing, we would hunt some, growing up.
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Meaning of "motorcycle" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MOTORCYCLE

motorcycle  [ˈməʊtəˌsaɪkəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MOTORCYCLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Motorcycle 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 motorcycle in English.

WHAT DOES MOTORCYCLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

motorcycle

Motorcycle

A motorcycle is a two or three wheeled motor vehicle. Motorcycle design varies greatly to suit a range of different purposes: long distance travel, commuting, cruising, sport including racing, and off-road riding. In 1894, Hildebrand & Wolfmüller became the first series production motorcycle, and the first to be called a motorcycle. In 2012, the three top motorcycle producers globally by volume were Honda, Bajaj Auto, and Hero MotoCorp. In the developed world, motorcycles are mainly a luxury good, used mostly for recreation, as a lifestyle accessory, or a symbol of personal identity, while in developing countries motorcycles are overwhelmingly utilitarian due to lower prices and greater fuel economy. And as such most of the world's motorcycles, 58%, are in the developing countries of Southern and Eastern Asia, and the Asia Pacific, excluding Japan which is one of the world's major car users. Motorcycles have a higher rate of fatal accidents than automobiles or trucks and buses. United States Department of Transportation data for 2005 from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System show that for passenger cars, 18.62 fatal crashes occur per 100,000 registered vehicles.

Definition of motorcycle in the English dictionary

The definition of motorcycle in the dictionary is Also called: motorbike. a two-wheeled vehicle, having a stronger frame than a bicycle, that is driven by a petrol engine, usually with a capacity of between 125 cc and 1000 cc. Other definition of motorcycle is to ride on a motorcycle.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MOTORCYCLE

PRESENT

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

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you motorcycle
we let´s motorcycle
you motorcycle
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to motorcycle
Past participle
motorcycled
Present Participle
motorcycling
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 MOTORCYCLE


autocycle
ˈɔːtəʊˌsaɪkəl
biocycle
ˈbaɪəʊˌsaɪkəl
Carmichael
kɑːˈmaɪkəl
cycle
ˈsaɪkəl
down-cycle
ˈdaʊnˌsaɪkəl
epicycle
ˈɛpɪˌsaɪkəl
freecycle
ˈfriːˌsaɪkəl
hemicycle
ˈhɛmɪˌsaɪkəl
heterocycle
ˌhɛtərəʊˈsaɪkəl
kilocycle
ˈkɪləʊˌsaɪkəl
macrocycle
ˈmækrəʊˌsaɪkəl
megacycle
ˈmɛɡəˌsaɪkəl
meikle
ˈmaɪkəl
Michael
ˈmaɪkəl
monocycle
ˈmɒnəˌsaɪkəl
multicycle
ˌmʌltɪˈsaɪkəl
pericycle
ˈpɛrɪˌsaɪkəl
recycle
riːˈsaɪkəl
unicycle
ˈjuːnɪˌsaɪkəl
upcycle
ˈʌpˌsaɪkəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MOTORCYCLE

motorable
motorail
motorbicycle
motorbike
motorboat
motorboater
motorbus
motorcade
motorcar
motorcoach
motorcycle club
motorcycle combination
motorcycle engine
motorcycle racing
motorcycling
motorcyclist
motordom
motorhome
motorial
motoric

WORDS THAT END LIKE MOTORCYCLE

bicycle
business cycle
cell cycle
citric acid cycle
closed cycle
hydrologic cycle
Krebs cycle
life cycle
menstrual cycle
nitrogen cycle
operating cycle
product life cycle
racing bicycle
rock cycle
song cycle
stationary bicycle
TCA cycle
tricycle
two-cycle
vicious cycle
water cycle

Synonyms and antonyms of motorcycle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «motorcycle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MOTORCYCLE

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

Translator English - Chinese

摩托车
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

motocicleta
570 millions of speakers

English

motorcycle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मोटरसाइकिल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دَرَاجَةٌ نَارِيِّةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мотоцикл
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

motocicleta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মোটরসাইকেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

moto
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Motosikal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Motorrad
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オートバイ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오토바이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Motor
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xe máy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மோட்டார் சைக்கிள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मोटरसायकल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

motosiklet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

moto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

motocykl
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мотоцикл
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

motocicletă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μοτοσυκλέτα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

motorfiets
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

motorcykel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

motorsykkel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of motorcycle

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MOTORCYCLE»

The term «motorcycle» is very widely used and occupies the 4.725 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of motorcycle
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «motorcycle».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MOTORCYCLE» OVER TIME

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

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «MOTORCYCLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word motorcycle.
1
Tim Allen
I have to get a licence to drive a motorcycle to protect myself and the people around me. I am adamant there should be some sort of licensing required to have children.
2
Dan Aykroyd
You do not need a therapist if you own a motorcycle, any kind of motorcycle!
3
Eric Bana
I look my best when I take my helmet off after a long motorcycle ride. I have a glow and a bit of helmet hair.
4
Ashley Benson
I love guys who know how to dress. I love the motorcycle boots, and I love the skinnier jeans with jackets and scarves. Anybody who gets his clothes at All Saints, that's my guy.
5
Larry Bishop
With all due respect to the people who made the motorcycle movies during the '60s, I felt the sophistication level could be a bit higher, and I felt I could raise the bar on that, too.
6
Cara Black
I once rode a motorcycle across Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco!
7
Mary Kay Blakely
A mother is neither cocky, nor proud, because she knows the school principal may call at any minute to report that her child had just driven a motorcycle through the gymnasium.
8
Sam Brownback
I'd pull my little brother on our motorcycle on an inner tube behind it. We would go fishing, we would hunt some, growing up.
9
Nicolas Cage
One of the things that's interesting to me is I find things like caffeine and stunts actually relax me. When they're putting a bit of gel on my arm and lighting me on fire, or when I'm about to go into a high-speed car chase or rev a motorcycle up pretty fast, I find everything else around me slows down.
10
Duane G. Carey
And, actually it was interesting because I had done a lot of traveling in the United States and Canada and Mexico on my motorcycle; and I was really, it was the first time I had really gotten out of the Minnesota area to speak of.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MOTORCYCLE»

Discover the use of motorcycle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to motorcycle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions.
Robert M. Pirsig, 2009
2
Motorcycle
Easy Rider. Motocross Grand Prix. James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause. The motorcycle is a global icon of untamed freedom, symbolizing a daring and reckless lifestyle of adventure.
Steven E. Alford, Suzanne Ferriss, 2008
3
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
In this imaginative adventure from Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary, a young mouse named Ralph is thrown into a world of excitement when a boy and his shiny toy motorcycle check into the Mountain View Inn.
Beverly Cleary, 2009
4
Modern Motorcycle Technology
The book begins with an overview of motorcycle technology, from a history of the vehicle to the current state of the industry.
Edward Abdo, 2012
5
Motorcycle Dynamics
The structure of the book and abundant graphs assist in understanding an exceptionally complicated subject. The book presents a large number of graphs and figures that make the understanding easy.
Vittore Cossalter, 2006
6
Motorcycle: Evolution, Design, Passion
An illustrated guide to the history of motorcycle design that profiles bikes from around the world, describes technical and stylistic innovations, and includes photographs.
Mick Walker, 2006
7
How Your Motorcycle Works: Your Guide to the Components & ...
A fascinating and complex piece of machinery, the modern motorcycle is easily as complex as the modern car. Clear, jargon-free text, and detailed cutaway illustrations show exactly how the modern bike works.
Peter Henshaw, 2012
8
Motorcycle Dream Garages
Featuring the brilliant photography and lively prose of Lee Klancher, this book is a dream come true for all two-wheel gearheads. The keepers of motorcycle spaces have stories to tell.
Lee Klancher, 2009
9
How to Build Motorcycle-engined Racing Cars
This book takes the reader from the conception of a budget racing car to its appearance on the racetrack in easily comprehensible steps. Although aimed at cars for hillclimbing and sprinting activities it has wider applications.
Tony Pashley, 2008
10
Motorcycle Tuning: Chassis
This third edition, in the same tradition as the second, is a vital servicing tool containing information covering virtually every motorcycle over 50cc sold in the UK since 1980.
John Robinson, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MOTORCYCLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term motorcycle is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Polaris Misses Expectations on Motorcycle Paint Issues
Consultants hired by the Minneapolis-based company suggested it should spend $41 million to set up a new painting system at a motorcycle ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
Michigan man honors wife who died of breast cancer with pink …
Now, four years after his wife died, Jendon rides the bright pink motorcycle at least six days a week. "Some people see a guy riding a pink bike ... «CBS News, Jul 15»
3
1 Dead In Semi Vs Motorcycle Crash
A two vehicle crash four miles west of Selby, SD, claimed the life of a Glenview, Il, motorcycle rider on Tuesday. «KDLT News, Jul 15»
4
Waynesboro man dies in motorcycle accident
A Waynesboro, Pa., man died Tuesday night in a motorcycle accident on Pa. 233 (Rocky Mountain Road), according to Franklin County (Pa.) ... «Herald-Mail Media, Jul 15»
5
Motorcycle runs on water from a polluted river and can travel 310 …
The 'T Power H20' motorcycle was created by Sao Paulo-based public officer Ricardo Azevedo and can even be powered on polluted river ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
6
Marathon County lieutenant dies months after motorcycle crash
A Marathon County sheriff's lieutenant died Tuesday morning, 10 months after he was injured in a motorcycle crash, the sheriff said in a post ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 15»
7
Eugene man killed when motorcycle collides with dump truck
Kevin Peschel was killed Tuesday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a dump truck, according to Oregon State Police. «The Register-Guard, Jul 15»
8
Chris Pratt's Jurassic World motorcycle set for auction
For a movie ostensibly about escaping dinosaurs that were running amok, the makers of Jurassic World certainly weren't afraid to include some ... «Autoblog, Jul 15»
9
Mulino man dies in motorcycle crash
OSP - A Mulino man died when his motorcyle crashed near Maupin Tuesday night. A Mulino man died Tuesday night after the motorcycle he ... «Portland Tribune, Jul 15»
10
Motorcycle and SUV collide head-on near Joslin
Police said a westbound Kia Sportage and an eastbound Harley Davidson motorcycle collided when the Sportage driver tried to turn left to ... «WQAD.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Motorcycle [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/motorcycle>. Apr 2020 ».
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