cycling

[ sahy-kling ]
/ ˈsaɪ klɪŋ /

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.

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 forms

su·per·cy·cle, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cycling

cycle

/ (ˈsaɪkəl) /

noun

verb

Derived Forms

cycling, 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 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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