- the act or sport of riding or traveling by bicycle, motorcycle, etc.
- Also called bicycle race, bicycle racing. Sports. a race on lightweight bicycles with low handlebars, conducted for specified distances or against time on a dirt or board track or over public roads between cities.
Origin of cycling
- any complete round or series of occurrences that repeats or is repeated.
- a round of years or a recurring period of time, especially one in which certain events or phenomena repeat themselves in the same order and at the same intervals.
- any long period of years; age.
- a bicycle, motorcycle, tricycle, etc.
- a group of poems, dramas, prose narratives, songs etc., about a central theme, figure, or the like: the Arthurian cycle.
- a sequence of changing states that, upon completion, produces a final state identical to the original one.
- one of a succession of periodically recurring events.
- a complete alteration in which a phenomenon attains a maximum and minimum value, returning to a final value equal to the original one.
- Mathematics. a permutation of a set of elements that leaves the original cyclic order of the elements unchanged.
- the smallest interval of time required to complete an operation in a computer.
- a series of computer operations repeated as a unit.
- hit for the cycle, Baseball. (of one player) to hit a single, double, triple, and home run in one game.
Origin of cycle
Related Words for cyclingpedal, fly, run, propel, start, spin, ride, send, guide, turn, drag, steer, cruise, push, operate, speed, travel, transport, cycle, wheel
Examples from the Web for cycling
Contemporary Examples of cycling
He subsequently met with city officials, including Police Chief Tom Jackson, who is described as a “cycling enthusiast.”From Ferguson Cop Embroiled in a Brutality Suit to City Councilwoman
August 20, 2014
Given that Pippa is currently cycling across America, maybe they should have invited her.
William, Kate and Harry are all big supports of British cycling.
Compared to European cycling, the major pro sports in the U.S. have been slow to get serious about drug testing.Are Athletes Using Your Tax Dollars to Juice?
May 2, 2014
Harry, met about 25 wounded soldiers hoping to compete in the wheelchair rugby, cycling and indoor rowing events.Harry Supports Wounded Soldier Games
April 29, 2014
Historical Examples of cycling
This charging and discharging is often called "cycling" the battery.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
Styópa is cycling to the station, the tutor has gone to town with papa.The Light Shines in Darkness
Every experiment that every fool has thought of in connection with cycling you have tried.
On Monday afternoon Harris came round; he had a cycling paper in his hand.
The dangers of cycling arise principally from lack of judgment.What a Young Woman Ought to Know
- a recurring period of time in which certain events or phenomena occur and reach completion or repeat themselves in a regular sequence
- a completed series of events that follows or is followed by another series of similar events occurring in the same sequence
- the time taken or needed for one such series
- a vast period of time; age; aeon
- a group of poems or prose narratives forming a continuous story about a central figure or eventthe Arthurian cycle
- a series of miracle playsthe Chester cycle
- a group or sequence of songsSee song cycle
- short for bicycle, tricycle, motorcycle
- astronomy the orbit of a celestial body
- a recurrent series of events or processes in plants and animalsa life cycle; a growth cycle; a metabolic cycle
- 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
- one of a series of repeated changes in the magnitude of a periodically varying quantity, such as current or voltage
- a set of operations that can be both treated and repeated as a unit
- the time required to complete a set of operations
- one oscillation of the regular voltage waveform used to synchronize processes in a digital computer
- (in generative grammar) the set of cyclic rules
- (tr) to process through a cycle or system
- (intr) to move in or pass through cycles
- to travel by or ride a bicycle or tricycle
Word Origin for cycle
1842, "revolve in cycles," from cycle (n.). Meaning "to ride a bicycle" is from 1883. Related: Cycled; cycling.
late 14c., from Late Latin cyclus, from Greek kyklos "circle, wheel, any circular body, circular motion, cycle of events," from PIE *kwel- "to roll, to move around, wheel" (cf. Sanskrit cakram "circle, wheel," carati "he moves, wanders;" Avestan caraiti "applies himself," c'axra "chariot, wagon;" Greek polos "a round axis" (PIE *kw- becomes Greek p- before some vowels), polein "move around;" Latin colere "to frequent, dwell in, to cultivate, move around," cultus "tended, cultivated," hence also "polished," colonus "husbandman, tenant farmer, settler, colonist;" Lithuanian kelias "a road, a way;" Old Norse hvel, Old English hweol "wheel;" Old Russian kolo, Polish koło, Russian koleso "a wheel").
- 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.
- 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.