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Cycle

Cycle

WordNet



noun


(1)   A wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
(2)   A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon
"A year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"
(3)   A periodically repeated sequence of events
"A cycle of reprisal and retaliation"
(4)   A series of poems or songs on the same theme
"Schubert's song cycles"
(5)   The unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second
(6)   An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
"The never-ending cycle of the seasons"

verb


(7)   Recur in repeating sequences
(8)   Ride a bicycle
(9)   Ride a motorcycle
(10)   Pass through a cycle
"This machine automatically cycles"
(11)   Cause to go through a recurring sequence
"Cycle the laundry in this washing program"
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. An interval of space or time in which one set of events or phenomena is completed.
  2. A complete rotation of anything.
  3. A process that returns to its beginning and then repeats itself in the same sequence.
  4. A series of poems, songs or other works of art
  5. A programme/program on a washing machine, dishwasher, etc.
    Put the washing in on a warm cycle.
  6. A generic term for a pedal-powered vehicle (unicycles, bicycles and tricycles), or motorized vehicle that has either two or three wheels (motorbike, motorcycle, motorized tricycle, motortrike).
  7. A single, a double, a triple, and a home run hit by the same player in the same game.
    Jones hit for the cycle in the game.
  8. a closed (directed) walk or path, with or without repeated vertices allowed

Verb



  1. To ride a cycle.
  2. To go through a cycle or to put through a cycle.
  3. To turn power off and back on
    Avoid cycling the device unnecessarily.
  4. To maintain a team's possession of the puck in the offensive zone by handling and passing the puck in a loop from the boards near the goal up the side boards and passing to back to the boards near the goal
    They have their cycling game going tonight.