An example of a cycle is the earth's rotation around the sun.
An example of to cycle is riding a bike to work.
Sunspots increase and decrease in intensity in an 11-year cycle.
A cycle or set of leaves.
They have their cycling game going tonight.
Cycled the heavily soiled laundry twice; cycling the recruits through eight weeks of basic training.
The business cycle.
The Charlemagne cycle.
The cycle of the seasons, or of the year.
The interval cycle C4 consists of the pitch classes 0, 4 and 8; when starting on E, it is realised as the pitches E, G# and C.
The "Ring of the Nibelung" is a cycle of four operas by Richard Wagner, the famous nineteenth-century German composer.
Put the washing in on a warm cycle.
The spin cycle.
- to hit (or try to hit) a single, double, triple, and home run in one game
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of cycle
- Middle English from Late Latin cyclus from Greek kuklos circle kwel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek κύκλος (kuklos, “circle”).