1. [ noun ] an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
Synonyms: round rhythm

"the neverending cycle of the seasons"

Related terms: time_interval phase
2. [ noun ] a periodically repeated sequence of events

: "a cycle of reprisal and retaliation"

Related terms: repeat merry-go-round samsara
3. [ noun ] a series of poems or songs on the same theme

: "schubert's song cycles"

Related terms: series
4. [ verb ] pass through a cycle

"This machine automatically cycles"

Related terms: pass cycle_on
5. [ noun ] (physics) the unit of frequency; one Hertz has a periodic interval of one second
Synonyms: cps Hz cycles/second cycle_per_second Hertz
Related terms: rate kilohertz
6. [ noun ] a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon
Synonyms: oscillation

: "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"

Related terms: periodic_event carnot's_ideal_cycle cardiac_cycle menstrual_cycle pass oscillate
7. [ verb ] cause to go through a recurring sequence

"cycle the laundry in this washing program"

Related terms: pass recycle
8. [ verb ] (transportation) ride a motorcycle
Synonyms: motorcycle
Related terms: ride motorcycle kick
9. [ verb ] (transportation) ride a bicycle
Synonyms: bike pedal wheel bicycle
Related terms: ride backpedal wheel cyclist motorcycle pedaler cycling
10. [ verb ] recur in cycles
Related terms: recur
11. [ noun ] (transportation) a shortened version of `bicycle' or `tricycle' or `motorcycle'
Synonyms: bicycle wheel bike
Related terms: wheeled_vehicle bicycle unicycle velocipede tricycle mountain_bike motorcycle motor_scooter push-bike safety_bicycle ordinary bicycle-built-for-two chain mudguard handlebar sprocket bicycle_wheel bicycle_seat pedal coaster_brake bicycle