Meaning of CYCLE in English

CYCLE

/ ˈsaɪkl; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

a bicycle or motorcycle :

We went for a cycle ride on Sunday.

a cycle route / track

—see also bike

2.

the fact of a series of events being repeated many times, always in the same order :

the cycle of the seasons

—see also life cycle

3.

a complete set or series, for example of movements in a machine :

eight cycles per second

the rinse cycle (= in a washing machine)

■ verb

[ v , usually + adv. / prep. ] ( especially BrE ) to ride a bicycle; to travel by bicycle :

I usually cycle home through the park.

—compare bicycle , bike

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Old French , from late Latin cyclus , from Greek kuklos circle.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.