Meaning of CYCLE in English

n. & v.

n. 1 a a recurrent round or period (of events, phenomena, etc.). b the time needed for one such round or period. 2 a Physics etc. a recurrent series of operations or states. b Electr. = HERTZ. 3 a series of songs, poems, etc., usu. on a single theme. 4 a bicycle, tricycle, or similar machine.

v.intr. 1 ride a bicycle etc. 2 move in cycles. cycle-track (or -way) a path or road for bicycles.

[ ME f. OF, or f. LL cyclus f. Gk kuklos circle ]

Concise Oxford English dictionary.      Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка.