Meaning of CYCLE in English

n. & v.


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.


1. ride a bicycle etc.

2 move in cycles.

Phrases and idioms:

cycle-track (or -way) a path or road for bicycles.

Etymology: ME f. OF, or f. LL cyclus f. Gk kuklos circle

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.