Definitions of cycle

  1. To revolve in a circle. The cycle of the moon, or golden number, or Metonic cycle a period of nineteen years, after which the new and full moons return on the same days of the month. The cycle of the sun, a period of twenty- eight years. Cycle of indiction, a period of fifteen years.
  2. To ride a bicycle or tricycle.
  3. recur in cycles
  4. Cycling.
  5. a shortened version of ` bicycle' or ` tricycle' or ` motorcycle'
  6. a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon; " a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"
  7. a periodically repeated sequence of events; " a cycle of reprisal and retaliation"
  8. a series of poems or songs on the same theme; " schubert's song cycles"
  9. an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; " the neverending cycle of the seasons"
  10. a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
  11. recur in repeating sequences
  12. pass through a cycle; " This machine automatically cycles"
  13. cause to go through a recurring sequence; " cycle thge laundry in this washing program"
  14. An imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens; one of the celestial spheres.
  15. An interval of time in which a certain succession of events or phenomena is completed, and then returns again and again, uniformly and continually in the same order; a periodical space of time marked by the recurrence of something peculiar; as, the cycle of the seasons, or of the year.
  16. An age; a long period of time.
  17. An orderly list for a given time; a calendar.
  18. The circle of subjects connected with the exploits of the hero or heroes of some particular period which have served as a popular theme for poetry, as the legend of Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, and that of Charlemagne and his paladins.
  19. One entire round in a circle or a spire; as, a cycle or set of leaves.
  20. A bicycle or tricycle, or other light velocipede.
  21. To pass through a cycle of changes; to recur in cycles.
  22. To ride a bicycle, tricycle, or other form of cycle.
  23. A series of operations in which heat is imparted to ( or taken away from) a working substance which by its expansion gives up a part of its internal energy in the form of mechanical work ( or being compressed increases its internal energy) and is again brought back to its original state.
  24. A complete positive and negative wave of an alternating current; one period. The number of cycles ( per second) is a measure of the frequency of an alternating current.
  25. A period of time, or order of events, which repeats itself regularly; a revolution of a certain period of time; an imaginary circle in the heavens; the stories surrounding some famous event or hero; as, the Arthurian cycle; an age; a bicycle or tricycle.
  26. Cycler, cyclist.
  27. A period of time in which events happen in a certain order, and which constantly repeats itself: an imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens.
  28. Recurring period of time; circle or orbit.
  29. A recurring period of time; a round of years or of ages; a vast period.
  30. A turn or circle; loop.
  31. A bicycle, tricycle, etc.
  32. The revolution of a certain period of time which finishes and begins again in a perpetual circle; a round of years in which the same course begins again; cycle of the moon, or golden number, a period of 19 years, at the end of which the new and full moons occur again on the same days of the month; cycle of the sun, a period of 28 years; cycle of indiction, a period of 15 years.
  33. The circulation of a fluid through a definite series of vessels.
  34. Cycled.
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