Meaning of BICYCLE in English


/ ˈbaɪsɪkl; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

(also informal bike ) a road vehicle with two wheels that you ride by pushing the pedals with your feet :

He got on his bicycle and rode off.

We went for a bicycle ride on Sunday.

■ verb

[ v , usually + adv. / prep. ] ( old-fashioned ) to go somewhere on a bicycle

—compare bike , cycle



mid 19th cent.: from bi- two + Greek kuklos wheel.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.