Cycle Definition

sīkəl
cycled, cycles, cycling
noun
cycles
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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A complete set of events or phenomena recurring in the same sequence.
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A very long period of time; an age.
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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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verb
cycled, cycles, cycling
To occur or recur in cycles; 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, tricycle, or motorcycle.
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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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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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suffix
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idiom
hit (<i>or</i> go) for the cycle
  • to hit (or try to hit) a single, double, triple, and home run in one game
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Other Word Forms of Cycle

Noun

Singular:
cycle
Plural:
cycles

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Cycle

  • hit (or go) for the cycle

Origin of Cycle

  • 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

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary

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