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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a sustained bass note;
[syn: pedal point, pedal]

2. a lever that is operated with the foot;
[syn: pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot lever]


VERB (2)

1. ride a bicycle;
[syn: bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal, wheel]

2. operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument;


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. of or relating to the feet;
- Example: "the word for a pedal extremity is `foot'"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pedal \Pe"dal\ (p[e^]d"al), n. [Cf. F. p['e]dale, It. pedale. See Pedal, a.] 1. (Mech.) A lever or key acted on by the foot, as in the pianoforte to raise the dampers, or in the organ to open and close certain pipes; a treadle, as in a lathe or a bicycle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) A pedal curve or surface. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pedal \Pe"dal\ (p[=e]"dal in def 1; 277), a. [L. pedalis, fr. pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Pew.] 1. Of or pertaining to the foot, or to feet, literally or figuratively; specifically (Zool.), pertaining to the foot of a mollusk; as, the pedal ganglion. [1913 Webster] 2. (p[e^]d"al) Of or pertaining to a pedal; having pedals. [1913 Webster] Pedal curve or Pedal surface (Geom.), the curve or surface which is the locus of the feet of perpendiculars let fall from a fixed point upon the straight lines tangent to a given curve, or upon the planes tangent to a given surface. Pedal note (Mus.), the note which is held or sustained through an organ point. See Organ point, under Organ. Pedal organ (Mus.), an organ which has pedals or a range of keys moved by the feet; that portion of a full organ which is played with the feet. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pedal adj 1: of or relating to the feet; "the word for a pedal extremity is `foot'" n 1: a sustained bass note [syn: pedal point, pedal] 2: a lever that is operated with the foot [syn: pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot lever] v 1: ride a bicycle [syn: bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal, wheel] 2: operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "pedal": advance, bar, beam, bicycle, bike, boom, bowl, bunt, bus, butt, cant hook, catch a train, chauffeur, choir, claviature, claw bar, clawed, console, crank, crow, crowbar, cycle, drive, echo, eighty-eight, entrain, fingerboard, footed, forward, go by rail, great, handspike, hoofed, impel, iron crow, ivories, jimmy, joyride, keyboard, keys, lever, limb, make a train, manual, marlinespike, motor, motorcycle, move, organ manual, outrigger, peavey, pedals, piano keys, pinch bar, plantar, pole, prize, propel, pry, push, ride, ripping bar, roll, row, shove, shunt, solo, spar, sweep, sweep along, swell, take a joyride, taloned, taxi, thrust, toed, treadle, troll, trundle, ungulate, wheel, wrecking bar