Meaning of CYCLE in English

CYCLE

transcription, транскрипция: [ saɪk(ə)l ]

( cycles, cycling, cycled)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

If you cycle , you ride a bicycle.

He cycled to Ingwold...

Britain could save £4.6 billion a year in road transport costs if more people cycled...

Over 1000 riders cycled 100 miles around the Vale of York.

VERB : V prep / adv , V , V n

• cy‧cling

The quiet country roads are ideal for cycling.

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2.

A cycle is a bicycle.

...an eight-mile cycle ride.

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3.

A cycle is a motorcycle. ( AM )

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4.

A cycle is a series of events or processes that is repeated again and again, always in the same order.

...the life cycle of the plant...

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5.

A cycle is a single complete series of movements in an electrical, electronic, or mechanical process.

...10 cycles per second.

N-COUNT : usu pl

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