cycle

[ sahy-kuh l ]
/ ˈsaɪ kəl /

noun

verb (used without object), cy·cled, cy·cling.

to ride or travel by bicycle, motorcycle, tricycle, etc.
to move or revolve in cycles; pass through cycles.

Nearby words

  1. cyclarthrodial,
  2. cyclarthrosis,
  3. cyclas,
  4. cyclase,
  5. cyclazocine,
  6. cycle billing,
  7. cycle of erosion,
  8. cycle of indiction,
  9. cyclecar,
  10. cyclectomy

Idioms

    hit for the cycle, Baseball. (of one player) to hit a single, double, triple, and home run in one game.

Origin of cycle

1350–1400; Middle English cicle < Late Latin cyclus < Greek kýklos cycle, circle, wheel, ring, disk, orb; see wheel

Related formssu·per·cy·cle, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for cycle

cycle

/ (ˈsaɪkəl) /

noun

verb

Derived Formscycling, noun, adjective

Word Origin for cycle

C14: from Late Latin cyclus, from Greek kuklos cycle, circle, ring, wheel; see wheel

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Medicine definitions for cycle

cycle

[ sīkəl ]

n.

An interval of time during which a characteristic, often regularly repeated event or sequence of events occurs.
A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon.
A periodically repeated sequence of events.

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Science definitions for cycle

cycle

[ sīkəl ]

A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon. See also period.
A circular or whorled arrangement of flower parts such as those of petals or stamens.
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