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cy·cle

 (sī′kəl)
n.
1. An interval of time during which a characteristic, often regularly repeated event or sequence of events occurs: Sunspots increase and decrease in intensity in an 11-year cycle.
2.
a. A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon: A year constitutes a cycle of the seasons.
b. A periodically repeated sequence of events: the cycle of birth, growth, and death; a cycle of reprisal and retaliation.
3. The orbit of a celestial body.
4. A long period of time; an age.
5.
a. The aggregate of traditional poems or stories organized around a central theme or hero: the Arthurian cycle.
b. A series of poems or songs on the same theme: Schubert's song cycles.
6. A bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.
7. Botany A circular or whorled arrangement of flower parts such as those of petals or sepals.
8. Baseball The achievement of hitting a single, double, triple, and home run in a single game.
v. cy·cled, cy·cling, cy·cles
v.intr.
1. To occur in or pass through a cycle.
2. To move in or as if in a cycle.
3. To ride a bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.
v.tr.
To use in or put through a cycle: cycled the heavily soiled laundry twice; cycling the recruits through eight weeks of basic training.

[Middle English cicle, from Late Latin cyclus, from Greek kuklos, circle; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

cy′cler n.

cycle

(ˈsaɪkəl)
n
1. a recurring period of time in which certain events or phenomena occur and reach completion or repeat themselves in a regular sequence
2. a completed series of events that follows or is followed by another series of similar events occurring in the same sequence
3. the time taken or needed for one such series
4. a vast period of time; age; aeon
5. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a group of poems or prose narratives forming a continuous story about a central figure or event: the Arthurian cycle.
6. (Theatre) a series of miracle plays: the Chester cycle.
7. (Music, other) a group or sequence of songs. See song cycle
8. short for bicycle, tricycle, motorcycle
9. (Astronomy) astronomy the orbit of a celestial body
10. (Biology) a recurrent series of events or processes in plants and animals: a life cycle; a growth cycle; a metabolic cycle.
11. (General Physics) physics a continuous change or a sequence of changes in the state of a system that leads to the restoration of the system to its original state after a finite period of time
12. (Electronics) one of a series of repeated changes in the magnitude of a periodically varying quantity, such as current or voltage
13. (Computer Science) computing
a. a set of operations that can be both treated and repeated as a unit
b. the time required to complete a set of operations
c. one oscillation of the regular voltage waveform used to synchronize processes in a digital computer
14. (Grammar) (in generative grammar) the set of cyclic rules
vb
15. (tr) to process through a cycle or system
16. (intr) to move in or pass through cycles
17. to travel by or ride a bicycle or tricycle
[C14: from Late Latin cyclus, from Greek kuklos cycle, circle, ring, wheel; see wheel]
ˈcycling n, adj

cy•cle

(ˈsaɪ kəl)

n., v. -cled, -cling. n.
1. any complete round or recurring series.
2. a round of years or a recurring period of time, esp. one in which certain events or phenomena repeat themselves in the same order and at the same intervals.
3. any long period of years.
4. a bicycle, motorcycle, or tricycle.
5. a group of poems, stories, songs, etc., about a central theme or figure: the Arthurian cycle.
6. Physics.
a. a sequence of changing states that, upon completion, produces a final state identical to the original one.
b. one of a succession of periodically recurring events.
v.i.
7. to ride a bicycle, motorcycle, or the like.
8. to move or revolve in cycles; pass through cycles.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin cyclus < Greek kýklos cycle, circle, ring; compare wheel]

Cycle

 a set or series: a collection of miracle plays; a long indefinite period.
Examples: cycle of champions, 1829; of changes; of epics; of miracle plays; of morality, 1837; of poems; of metrical romances, 1837; of seasons; of songs; of sonnets, 1870; of years.

cycle


Past participle: cycled
Gerund: cycling

Imperative
cycle
cycle
Present
I cycle
you cycle
he/she/it cycles
we cycle
you cycle
they cycle
Preterite
I cycled
you cycled
he/she/it cycled
we cycled
you cycled
they cycled
Present Continuous
I am cycling
you are cycling
he/she/it is cycling
we are cycling
you are cycling
they are cycling
Present Perfect
I have cycled
you have cycled
he/she/it has cycled
we have cycled
you have cycled
they have cycled
Past Continuous
I was cycling
you were cycling
he/she/it was cycling
we were cycling
you were cycling
they were cycling
Past Perfect
I had cycled
you had cycled
he/she/it had cycled
we had cycled
you had cycled
they had cycled
Future
I will cycle
you will cycle
he/she/it will cycle
we will cycle
you will cycle
they will cycle
Future Perfect
I will have cycled
you will have cycled
he/she/it will have cycled
we will have cycled
you will have cycled
they will have cycled
Future Continuous
I will be cycling
you will be cycling
he/she/it will be cycling
we will be cycling
you will be cycling
they will be cycling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cycling
you have been cycling
he/she/it has been cycling
we have been cycling
you have been cycling
they have been cycling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cycling
you will have been cycling
he/she/it will have been cycling
we will have been cycling
you will have been cycling
they will have been cycling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cycling
you had been cycling
he/she/it had been cycling
we had been cycling
you had been cycling
they had been cycling
Conditional
I would cycle
you would cycle
he/she/it would cycle
we would cycle
you would cycle
they would cycle
Past Conditional
I would have cycled
you would have cycled
he/she/it would have cycled
we would have cycled
you would have cycled
they would have cycled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cycle - an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurscycle - an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the never-ending cycle of the seasons"
interval, time interval - a definite length of time marked off by two instants
phase angle, phase - a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle
2.cycle - a series of poems or songs on the same theme; "Schubert's song cycles"
series - similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
3.cycle - a periodically repeated sequence of events; "a cycle of reprisal and retaliation"
repeat, repetition - an event that repeats; "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"
merry-go-round - a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose); "if we lose the election the whole legislative merry-go-round will have to start over"
samsara - (Hinduism and Buddhism) the endless cycle of birth and suffering and death and rebirth
4.cycle - the unit of frequencycycle - the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second
kc, kHz, kilocycle, kilocycle per second, kilohertz - one thousand periods per second
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
5.cycle - a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon; "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"
periodic event, recurrent event - an event that recurs at intervals
cardiac cycle - the complete cycle of events in the heart from the beginning of one heart beat to the beginning of the next; an electrical impulse conducted through the heart muscle that constricts the atria which is followed by constriction of the ventricles; "the cardiac cycle can be shown on an electrocardiogram"
Carnot cycle, Carnot's ideal cycle - a cycle (of expansion and compression) of an idealized reversible heat engine that does work without loss of heat
pass - one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"
menstrual cycle - a recurring cycle (beginning at menarche and ending at menopause) in which the endometrial lining of the uterus prepares for pregnancy; if pregnancy does not occur the lining is shed at menstruation; "the average menstrual cycle is 28 days"
6.cycle - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedalscycle - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
bicycle-built-for-two, tandem bicycle, tandem - a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats
bicycle seat, saddle - a seat for the rider of a bicycle
bicycle wheel - the wheel of a bicycle
chain - a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
coaster brake - a brake on a bicycle that engages with reverse pressure on the pedals
handlebar - the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle
kickstand - a swiveling metal rod attached to a bicycle or motorcycle or other two-wheeled vehicle; the rod lies horizontally when not in use but can be kicked into a vertical position as a support to hold the vehicle upright when it is not being ridden
all-terrain bike, mountain bike, off-roader - a bicycle with a sturdy frame and fat tires; originally designed for riding in mountainous country
mudguard, splash guard, splash-guard - a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels
ordinary bicycle, ordinary - an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
foot lever, foot pedal, treadle, pedal - a lever that is operated with the foot
push-bike - a bicycle that must be pedaled
safety bicycle, safety bike - bicycle that has two wheels of equal size; pedals are connected to the rear wheel by a multiplying gear
sprocket wheel, sprocket - thin wheel with teeth that engage with a chain
velocipede - any of several early bicycles with pedals on the front wheel
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"
Verb1.cycle - cause to go through a recurring sequence; "cycle the laundry in this washing program"
make pass, pass - cause to pass; "She passed around the plates"
recycle - cause to repeat a cycle
2.cycle - pass through a cycle; "This machine automatically cycles"
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
cycle on - come to the starting point of a cycle
3.cycle - ride a motorcycle
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"
4.cycle - ride a bicyclecycle - ride a bicycle      
unicycle - ride a unicycle
backpedal - pedal backwards on a bicycle
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"
5.cycle - recur in repeating sequences
recur, repeat - happen or occur again; "This is a recurring story"

cycle

noun series of events, round (of years), circle, revolution, rotation the necessary cycle of birth, growth, decay and death

cycle

noun
A course, process, or journey that ends where it began or repeats itself:
Translations
دَرَّاجَةدَرّاجهدَوْرَةدَوْرهسِلسِلة تَغيُّـرات مُنْتظَمَه
cyklusjet na kolekoloperioda
cykelcyklecykluskredsløb
bicikli
cicloir en bicicletabicicletair/montar en bicicleta
saritsükkel
jaksokierrosohjelmapolkupyöräpyöräillä
biciklbicikliraticiklus
flokkurhjólhjólahringur, lota; skeiîriî
周期自転車自転車に乗る
순환하다자전거주기
cyclus
braukt ar velosipēduciklsvelosipēds
ísť na bicykliperióda
kolesaritikolomotorno kolo
cykelcyklaprogram
ขี่จักรยานจักรยานวัฏจักร
chu kỳđạp xexe đạp

cycle

[ˈsaɪkl]
A. N
1. (= bicycle) → bicicleta f
racing cyclebicicleta f de carreras
2. [of seasons, poems etc] → ciclo m
life cycleciclo m vital
menstrual cycleciclo m menstrual
a 10-second cycleun ciclo de 10 segundos
B. VI (= travel) → ir en bicicleta
we cycled to the coastfuimos en bicicleta a la costa
I cycle to schoolvoy al colegio en bicicleta
can you cycle?¿sabes montar en bicicleta?
C. CPD cycle clip Npinza f para ir en bicicleta
cycle lane N (Brit) → carril m de bicicleta, carril m bici
cycle path Ncarril m de bicicleta
cycle race Ncarrera f ciclista
cycle rack Nsoporte m para bicicletas; (on car roof) → baca f para transportar bicicletas
cycle ride Npaseo m en bicicleta
to go for a cycle rideir a dar un paseo en bicicleta
cycle shed Ncobertizo m para bicicletas
cycle track N (in countryside) → ruta f para ciclistas, senda f para ciclistas (Sport) → pista f de ciclismo, velódromo m

cycle

[ˈsaɪkəl]
n
(= bicycle) → vélo m, bicyclette f
(= series) [events, seasons] → cycle m menstrual cycle
[songs, poems] → cycle m
(= revolution) → cycle m
vi (= ride a bike) → faire du vélo, faire de la bicyclette (= go somewhere by bike) → aller à vélo, aller à bicyclette
I like cycling → J'aime faire de la bicyclette.
I cycle to school → Je vais à l'école à bicyclette.
modif (= bicycle) [route, network] → cyclable cycle helmet, cycle hire, cycle lane, cycle path, cycle race, cycle rack, cycle ride, cycle shedcycle helmet ncasque m de vélocycle hire n (= business) → location f de vélos; [of one bike] → location f de vélocycle lane (British) npiste f cyclablecycle path n (urban)piste f cyclable; (in the countryside)sentier m cyclablecycle race ncourse f cyclistecycle rack n (on floor)râtelier m à vélos; (on car)porte-vélos m invcycle ride npromenade f à bicyclettecycle shed nabri m à véloscycle track n
(in the countryside)sentier m cyclable; (urban)piste f cyclable
(= racetrack) → vélodrome m

cycle

n
Zyklus m, → Kreislauf m; (of events)Gang m; (of poems, songs)Zyklus m; (Elec) → Periode f; life cycleLebenszyklus or -kreislauf m; the moon’s cycleder Mondwechsel
(= bicycle)(Fahr)rad nt; (inf: = motorbike) → Maschine f (sl)
vimit dem (Fahr)rad fahren

cycle

:
cycle cab
nFahrradtaxi nt
cycle clip
nFahrradklammer f
cycle lane
n(Fahr)radweg m
cycle path
n(Fahr)radweg m

cycle

:
cycle race
nRadrennen nt
cycle rack
cycle shed
nFahrradstand m
cycle track
n (= path)(Fahr)radweg m; (for racing) → Radrennbahn f
cycleway
n(Fahr)radweg m

cycle

[ˈsaɪkl]
1. n
a. (bicycle) → bicicletta
b. (of seasons, poems) → ciclo

cycle1

(ˈsaikl) verb
to go by bicycle. He cycles to work every day.
noun
shortened form of bicycle. They bought the child a cycle for his birthday.
ˈcyclist noun
a person who rides a bicycle.

cycle2

(ˈsaikl) noun
1. a number of events happening one after the other in a certain order. the life-cycle of the butterfly.
2. a series of poems, songs etc written about one main event etc. a song cycle.
3. (of alternating current, radio waves etc) one complete series of changes in a regularly varying supply, signal etc.
ˈcyclic adjective
ˈcyclically adverb

cycle

دَرَّاجَة, دَوْرَة, يَرْكَبُ الدَرَّاجَة cyklus, jet na kole, kolo cykel, cykle, cyklus Rad, radfahren, Zyklus κάνω ποδήλατο, κύκλος, ποδήλατο bicicleta, ciclo, ir en bicicleta jakso, polkupyörä, pyöräillä cycle, faire du vélo, vélo bicikl, biciklirati, ciklus andare in bicicletta, bicicletta, ciclo 周期, 自転車, 自転車に乗る 순환하다, 자전거, 주기 cyclus, fiets, fietsen sykkel, sykle, syklus cykl, pojechać na rowerze, rower andar de bicicleta, bicicleta, ciclo велосипед, ехать на велосипеде, цикл cykel, cykla ขี่จักรยาน, จักรยาน, วัฏจักร bisiklete binme, bisiklete binmek, döngü chu kỳ, đạp xe, xe đạp 循环, 自行车, 骑自行车

cy·cle

n. ciclo, período;
pregnancy ______ gravídico.

cycle

n ciclo; anovulatory — ciclo anovulatorio; — of chemotherapy ciclo de quimioterapia; life — ciclo vital or biológico; menstrual — ciclo menstrual; reproductive — ciclo reproductivo or reproductor
References in classic literature ?
Those who wish to read of the earliest activities of Tom in the inventive line are referred to the initial volume, "Tom Swift and His Motor Cycle.
The three Marys were the heroines of a cycle of scandalous stories, which the old men were fond of relating as they sat about the cigar-stand in the drugstore.
Her calendar, formerly a monotonous cycle of class times, meal times, play times, and bed time, was now irregularly divided by walks past the chalet and accidental glimpses of its tenant.
And I could not bring myself to the idea of abandoning the Nautilus before the cycle of investigation was accomplished.
I thought of the great precessional cycle that the pole of the earth describes.
After a fruitless struggle to get aboard a North-Western train at Chalk Farm--the engines of the trains that had loaded in the goods yard there PLOUGHED through shrieking people, and a dozen stalwart men fought to keep the crowd from crushing the driver against his furnace--my brother emerged upon the Chalk Farm road, dodged across through a hurrying swarm of vehicles, and had the luck to be foremost in the sack of a cycle shop.
This smile of the worthy descendant of the most ancient sea-folk whose audacity and hardihood had left no trace of greatness and glory upon the waters, completed the cycle of my initiation.
To-night I am content With the low music of Bianca's voice, Who, when she speaks, charms the too amorous air, And makes the reeling earth stand still, or fix His cycle round her beauty.
Bilge-tank, upper tank, dorsal-tank, expansion-chamber, vacuum, main-return (as a liquid), and bilge-tank once more is the ordained cycle.
When the shadows shortened and the lama leaned more heavily upon Kim, there was always the Wheel of Life to draw forth, to hold flat under wiped stones, and with a long straw to expound cycle by cycle.
As we find cycle within cycle without end, -- yet all revolving around one far-distant centre which is the God-head, may we not analogically suppose in the same manner, life within life, the less within the greater, and all within the Spirit Divine?
He vanished down the stairs; and from the window March could see him mount a motor cycle and trail away toward the neighboring town.