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cycling

[ sahy-kling ]
/ ˈsaɪ klɪŋ /
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noun

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.

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RELATED WORDS

pedal, fly, run, propel, start, spin, ride, send, guide, turn, drag, steer, cruise, push, operate, speed, travel, transport, cycle, wheel

Nearby words

cyclical, cyclical unemployment, cyclically, cyclicity, cyclicotomy, cycling, cycling shorts, cyclist, cyclitis, cyclization, cyclize

Origin of cycling

First recorded in 1935–40; cycle + -ing1

Definition for cycling (2 of 2)

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.

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 cycling

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for cycling

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 cycling

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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