Meaning of CYCLE in English
/ ˈsaɪkl; NAmE / noun , verb
a bicycle or motorcycle :
We went for a cycle ride on Sunday.
a cycle route / track
—see also bike
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
a complete set or series, for example of movements in a machine :
eight cycles per second
the rinse cycle (= in a washing machine)
[ v , usually + adv. / prep. ] ( especially BrE ) to ride a bicycle; to travel by bicycle :
I usually cycle home through the park.
—compare bicycle , bike
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. 2005