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Filming in India was one big adventure. For 'The Cheetah Girls', we were in Mumbai for two weeks, then Rajasthan for six weeks. Every day after shooting, I would hop into a rickshaw and start exploring the city. I even learned a bit of Hindi. It's such an amazing place to visit.
Michael Steger

Meaning of "rickshaw" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RICKSHAW

Shortened from jinrikisha.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RICKSHAW

rickshaw  [ˈrɪkʃɔː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RICKSHAW

noun
adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Rickshaw is 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.

WHAT DOES RICKSHAW MEAN IN ENGLISH?

rickshaw

Rickshaw

Pulled, cycle, and auto rickshaws Pulled rickshaw, Japan, about 1897 Cycle rickshaw Bangladeshi style Rickshaw at Sweden. An auto rickshaw in Nairobi The rickshaw began as a two or three-wheeled passenger cart, called a pulled rickshaw, generally pulled by one man with one passenger. The first known use of the term was in 1887. Over time, cycle rickshaws, also called pedicabs, auto rickshaws, electric rickshaws and solar rickshaws were invented. Pulled rickshaws created a popular form of transportation, and a source of employment for male laborers, within Asian cities in the 19th century. Their popularity declined as cars, trains and other forms of transportation became widely available. Auto rickshaws are becoming more popular in some cities in the 21st century as an alternative to taxis because of their low cost.

Definition of rickshaw in the English dictionary

The definition of rickshaw in the dictionary is Also called: jinrikisha. a small two-wheeled passenger vehicle drawn by one or two men, used in parts of Asia. Other definition of rickshaw is Also called: trishaw. a similar vehicle with three wheels, propelled by a man pedalling as on a tricycle.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RICKSHAW


ashore
əˈʃɔː
autorickshaw
ˈɔːtəʊˈrɪkʃɔː
Bradshaw
ˈbrædˌʃɔː
chaw
tʃɔː
chore
tʃɔː
crenshaw
ˈkrɛnˌʃɔː
foreshore
ˈfɔːˌʃɔː
hawkshaw
ˈhɔːkʃɔː
inshore
ˈɪnˈʃɔː
jinricksha
dʒɪnˈrɪkʃɔː
jinrickshaw
dʒɪnˈrɪkʃɔː
jinrikisha
dʒɪnˈrɪkʃɔː
jinriksha
dʒɪnˈrɪkʃɔː
lakeshore
ˈleɪkˌʃɔː
longshore
ˈlɒŋˌʃɔː
offshore
ˌɒfˈʃɔː
onshore
ˈɒnˈʃɔː
seashore
ˈsiːˌʃɔː
shaw
ʃɔː
shore
ʃɔː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RICKSHAW

ricker
ricketily
ricketiness
rickets
rickettsia
rickettsiae
rickettsial
rickettsial disease
rickettsial infection
rickety
rickey
rickle
rickly
rickrack
Rickrolling
ricksha
rickstand
rickstick
ricky-tick
rickyard

WORDS THAT END LIKE RICKSHAW

bashaw
bicycle rickshaw
Crashaw
cumshaw
fernshaw
heronshaw
kickshaw
oakenshaw
scrimshaw
trishaw
wapenshaw
wappenshaw

Synonyms and antonyms of rickshaw in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «rickshaw» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RICKSHAW

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

Translator English - Chinese

人力车
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

rickshaw
570 millions of speakers

English

rickshaw
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रिक्शा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عربة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рикша
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rickshaw
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রিকশা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pousse-pousse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Beca
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rikscha
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

人力車
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인력거
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rickshaw
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xe kéo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ரிக்ஷா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रिक्षा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çekçek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

risciò
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

riksza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рикша
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ricșa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

rickshaw
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

riksjaw
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rickshawen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rickshaw
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rickshaw

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RICKSHAW»

The term «rickshaw» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.457 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RICKSHAW» OVER TIME

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

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2 QUOTES WITH «RICKSHAW»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rickshaw.
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Scott Anderson
Waitresses, soldiers, rickshaw drivers, old ladies selling vegetables - my father would schmooze anybody. He was Clintonesque before the word existed. And, of course, it paid dividends. Ill-tempered guards at the most notorious border crossings waved him through with cheery smiles. Haughty maitre d's fawned over him.
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Michael Steger
Filming in India was one big adventure. For 'The Cheetah Girls', we were in Mumbai for two weeks, then Rajasthan for six weeks. Every day after shooting, I would hop into a rickshaw and start exploring the city. I even learned a bit of Hindi. It's such an amazing place to visit.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RICKSHAW»

Discover the use of rickshaw in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rickshaw and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Rickshaw
The sights, sounds, and smells of early twentieth century Peking are reproduced in a socialist novel depicting the dehumanization of a worker who both represents and is victimized by a sick society
She Lao, 1979
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Rickshaw Beijing: City People and Politics in the 1920s
From Strand's careful account one realizes that the social and political life of Beijing even under warlordism was organized and integrated to a far greater extent than that of many younger cities in other countries.
David Strand, 1989
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Rickshaw Boy: A Novel
Xiangzi, a ricksaw puller, is thwarted in his attempt to improve his lot in life, when he is captured by renegade soldiers, seduced by his boss's ugly daughter and robbed by an unscrupulous detective in this classic Chinese novel.
She Lao, 2010
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Rickshaw Girl
Naima is a talented painter of traditional alpana patterns, which Bangladeshi women and girls paint on their houses for special celebrations.
Mitali Perkins, 2008
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Rickshaw Boy: A Novel
A beautiful new translation of beloved Chinese author Lao She's masterpiece of social realism, about the misadventures of a poor Beijing rickshaw driver First published in China in 1937, Rickshaw Boy is the story of Xiangzi, an honest and ...
Lao She, 2010
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Under the Deodars, the Phantom 'Rickshaw, Wee Willie Winkie
1914. Kipling, English short-story writer, novelist and poet, who celebrated the heroism of British colonial soldiers in India and Burma, he was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.
Rudyard Kipling, 2008
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Reluctant Heroes: Rickshaw Pullers in Hong Kong and Canton, ...
Reluctant Heroes is a fascinating study of rickshaw pullers in Hong Kong and Canton.
Chi Ming Fung, 2005
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Ravi the Rickshaw
Synopsis: This is the story of how a loveable young auto rickshaw named Ravi learns about the monsoons of India, from his very first customer to his meeting of Sri the truck.
Guy Sinclair, 2012
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Calcutta cycle-rickshaw pullers: a sociological study
This Book Is An Ethnographic Account Of An Occupational Group With Its Own Features--The Calcutta Cycle Rickshaw Pullers.
Subir Bandyopadhyay, 1990
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Phantom Rickshaw & Other Eerie Tales
Powerful, exotic and extravagant, these tales are rated, by some, to be the best stories Kipling ever wrote, with 'The Man Who Would Be King' being hailed as the finest story in the English language.
Rudyard Kipling, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RICKSHAW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rickshaw is used in the context of the following news items.
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London rickshaw row: Mayor Boris Johnson wants more regulation
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called for powers to regulate rickshaws after footage emerged of foreign tourists apparently being charged £206. «BBC News, Jul 15»
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SUV crushes rickshaw as gang war spills on Gurgaon's MG Road …
Unidentified gunmen opened fire at an SUV near the bustling MG Road in Gurgaon on Wednesday morning. The incident took place near Central Mall of ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
3
Mumbai auto rickshaw union calls for strike demanding ban on …
The Mumbai auto rickshaw union on Wednesday called for a state-wide strike to press for their demands of banning the entry of mobile application-based cabs ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jun 15»
4
Bangladesh's Mashrafe Mortaza suffers minor injuries in rickshaw
The injury-prone paceman was travelling to the Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday morning when a bus shunted the rickshaw from behind, the Daily ... «The Indian Express, Jun 15»
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Women-only 'pink rickshaw' hits the road in Lahore
A Pakistani woman, fed up with being groped and harassed by male rickshaw drivers, has launched her own service exclusively for women in her home city of ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
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Uber Launches Cash-Only Rickshaw Service In Indian Capital
Ride-hailing service Uber has launched a new service in the Indian capital of New Delhi — for auto rickshaws, the popular three-wheeled vehicles. «NPR, Apr 15»
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On sidelines of Jaipur lit fest, a rickshaw ride for Rs 6756!
Thus, a tour operator has offered a cycle rickshaw ride for Rs 6,756 while the lit fest is on. The distance covered by the rickshaw, from Albert Hall to Hawa Mahal ... «Times of India, Jan 15»
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Lok Sabha Gives Green Signal to E-rickshaws Ahead of Crucial …
New Delhi: E-rickshaws may soon be back on Delhi's roads. The Lok Sabha today passed amendments to the archaic Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) to allow for ... «NDTV, Dec 14»
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E-Rickshaws to be Back Soon on Delhi Roads; Government …
E-Rickshaws to be Back Soon on Delhi Roads; Government Approves ... adding the definition of e-rickshaw and e-cart under the Act," an official statement said. «NDTV, Dec 14»
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BBC Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge set to pedal into Buxton
Having set off from BBC's Media City, near Manchester, on Friday, the rickshaw will undertake a 450-mile 'Salford to Walford' journey across England, finishing ... «Buxton Advertiser, Nov 14»

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