Meaning of CYCLE in English

■ noun

1》 a series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order.

↘the period of time taken to complete a single such series.

2》 one complete sequence of changes associated with a recurring phenomenon such as an alternating current, wave, etc.

↘ Physics a ~ per second; one hertz.

↘ Ecology the movement of a simple substance through the soil, rocks, water, atmosphere, and living organisms of the earth: the carbon ~.

3》 a series of musical or literary works composed around a particular theme.

4》 a bi~.

↘a ride on a bi~: a 112-mile ~.

■ verb

1》 ride a bi~.

2》 move in or follow a ~ of events.


~r noun

cycling noun

cyclist noun


ME: from OFr., from late L. cyclus , from Gk kuklos 'circle'.

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