Meaning of CYCLE in English


[cy.cle] n [ME cicle, fr. LL cyclus, fr. Gk kyklos circle, wheel, cycle--more at wheel] (14c) 1: an interval of time during which a sequence of a recurring succession of events or phenomena is completed

2. a: a course or series of events or operations that recur regularly and usu. lead back to the starting point b: one complete performance of a vibration, electric oscillation, current alternation, or other periodic process c: a permutation of a set of ordered elements in which each element takes the place of the next and the last becomes first

3: a circular or spiral arrangement: as a: an imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens b: whorl c: ring 10

4: a long period of time: age

5. a: a group of poems, plays, novels, or songs treating the same theme b: a series of narratives dealing typically with the exploits of a legendary hero

6. a: bicycle b: tricycle c: motorcycle 7: the series of a single, double, triple, and home run hit in any order by one player during one baseball game

[2]cycle vb cy.cled ; cy.cling vi (1842) 1 a: to pass through a cycle b: to recur in cycles

2: to ride a cycle; specif: bicycle ~ vt: to cause to go through a cycle -- cy.cler n

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