Cycle meaning

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The definition of a cycle is a period of time or complete set of events that repeat.

An example of a cycle is the earth's rotation around the sun.

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A very long period of time; an age.
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Cycle is defined as to ride a motorcycle or bicycle.

An example of to cycle is riding a bike to work.

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A complete set of events or phenomena recurring in the same sequence.
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An interval of time during which a characteristic, often regularly repeated event or sequence of events occurs.

Sunspots increase and decrease in intensity in an 11-year cycle.

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A long period of time; an age.
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A bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.
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(baseball) The achievement of hitting a single, double, triple, and home run in a single game.
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An imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens; one of the celestial spheres.

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(botany) One entire round in a circle or a spire.

A cycle or set of leaves.

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To ride a bicycle or other cycle.
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To go through a cycle or to put through a cycle.
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(ice hockey) To maintain a team's possession of the puck in the offensive zone by handling and passing the puck in a loop from the boards near the goal up the side boards and passing to back to the boards near the goal.

They have their cycling game going tonight.

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The orbit of a celestial body.
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(botany) A circular or whorled arrangement of flower parts such as those of petals or sepals.
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To occur in or pass through a cycle.
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To move in or as if in a cycle.
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To ride a bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.
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To use in or put through a cycle.

Cycled the heavily soiled laundry twice; cycling the recruits through eight weeks of basic training.

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A recurring period of a definite number of years, used as a measure of time.
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A period of time within which a round of regularly recurring events or phenomena is completed.

The business cycle.

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All of the traditional or legendary poems, songs, etc. connected with a hero or an event.

The Charlemagne cycle.

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A series of poems or songs on the same theme.
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A bicycle, tricycle, or motorcycle.
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(archaic, astron.) The orbit of a celestial body.
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(biol.) A recurring series of functional changes or events.
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(elec.) One complete period of the reversal of an alternating current from positive to negative and back again.
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To occur or recur in cycles; pass through a cycle.
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To ride a bicycle, tricycle, or motorcycle.
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A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon.
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A circular or whorled arrangement of flower parts such as those of petals or stamens.
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(1) A single event that is repeated. For example, in a carrier frequency, one cycle is one complete wave.
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An interval of space or time in which one set of events or phenomena is completed.

The cycle of the seasons, or of the year.

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A complete rotation of anything.
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A process that returns to its beginning and then repeats itself in the same sequence.
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The members of the sequence formed by such a process.
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(music) In musical set theory, an interval cycle is the set of pitch classes resulting from repeatedly applying the same interval class to the starting pitch class.

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.

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A series of poems, songs or other works of art.

The "Ring of the Nibelung" is a cycle of four operas by Richard Wagner, the famous nineteenth-century German composer.

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A programme on a washing machine, dishwasher, or other such device.

Put the washing in on a warm cycle.

The spin cycle.

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A pedal-powered vehicle, such as a unicycle, bicycle, or tricycle; or, motorized vehicle that has either two or three wheels, such as a motorbike, motorcycle, motorized tricycle, or motortrike.
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(baseball) A single, a double, a triple, and a home run hit by the same player in the same game.

Jones hit for the cycle in the game.

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(graph theory) A closed walk or path, with or without repeated vertices allowed.
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An age; a long period of time.
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An orderly list for a given time; a calendar.
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(electronics) To turn power off and back on.

Avoid cycling the device unnecessarily.

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hit (or go) for the cycle
  • to hit (or try to hit) a single, double, triple, and home run in one game
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

hit (<i>or</i> go) for the cycle

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 Late Latin cyclus, from Ancient Greek κύκλος (kyklos), reduplicated form of a Proto-Indo-European *kʷékʷlos (“circle, wheel”). Cognates include Sanskrit चक्र (cakrá), Latin colus, Old English hwēol (English wheel), English ancillary

    From Wiktionary

  • From Ancient Greek κύκλος (kuklos, “circle”).

    From Wiktionary