HyperDic: cycle

English > 11 senses of the word cycle:
NOUNtimecycle, rhythm, roundan interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
groupcyclea series of poems or songs on the same theme
eventcyclea periodically repeated sequence of events
timecycle, hertz, Hz, cycle per second, cycles/second, cpsthe unit of frequency
eventcycle, oscillationa single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon
artifactcycle, bicycle, bike, wheela wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
VERBmotioncyclecause to go through a recurring sequence
motioncyclepass through a cycle
motioncycle, motorbike, motorcycleride a motorcycle
motioncycle, bicycle, bike, pedal, wheelride a bicycle
changecyclerecur in repeating sequences
cycle > pronunciation
Soundssay'kahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > cycle: 11 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningAn interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs.
Example"the never-ending cycle of the seasons"
Synonymsrhythm, round
Partsphase, phase angleA particular point in the time of a cycle
Broadertime interval, intervalA definite length of time marked off by two instants
Spanishciclo
Catalancicle
Adjectivescyclicrecurring in cycles
Verbscyclerecur in repeating sequences
cyclepass through a cycle
cyclecause to go through a recurring sequence
English > cycle: 11 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA series of poems or songs on the same theme.
Example"Schubert's song cycles"
BroaderseriesSimilar things placed in order or happening one after another
Spanishciclo
Catalancicle
English > cycle: 11 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA periodically repeated sequence of events.
Example"a cycle of reprisal and retaliation"
Narrowermerry-go-roundA never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose)
samsara(Hinduism and Buddhism) the endless cycle of birth and suffering and death and rebirth
Broaderrepeat, repetitionAn event that repeats
Spanishciclo
Catalancicle
Adjectivescyclic, cyclicalrecurring in cycles
cyclicmarked by repeated cycles
tertianrelating to symptoms (especially malarial fever) that appear every other day
Verbscyclerecur in repeating sequences
cyclepass through a cycle
cyclecause to go through a recurring sequence
English > cycle: 11 senses > noun 4, time
MeaningThe unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second.
Synonymshertz, Hz, cycle per second, cycles/second, cps
Part ofkilohertz, kHz, kilocycle per second, kilocycle, kcOne thousand periods per second
BroaderrateA magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
Spanishciclo por segundo, cps, cs, hercio, hertz, Hz
Catalancicle per segon, cps, cs, hertz, Hz
English > cycle: 11 senses > noun 5, event
MeaningA single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon.
Example"a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"
Synonymoscillation
NarrowerCarnot cycle, Carnot's ideal cycleA cycle (of expansion and compression) of an idealized reversible heat engine that does work without loss of heat
cardiac cycleThe complete cycle of events in the heart from the beginning of one heart beat to the beginning of the next
menstrual cycleA recurring cycle (beginning at menarche and ending at menopause) in which the endometrial lining of the uterus prepares for pregnancy
passOne complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
Broaderperiodic event, recurrent eventAn event that recurs at intervals
Spanishciclo
Catalancicle
English > cycle: 11 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals.
Synonymsbicycle, bike, wheel
Partsbicycle seat, saddleA seat for the rider of a bicycle
bicycle wheelThe wheel of a bicycle
chainA series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
coaster brakeA brake on a bicycle that engages with reverse pressure on the pedals
handlebarThe shaped bar used to steer a bicycle
kickstandA swiveling metal rod attached to a bicycle or motorcycle or other two-wheeled vehicle
mudguard, splash guard, splash-guardA curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels
pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot leverA lever that is operated with the foot
sprocket, sprocket wheelThin wheel with teeth that engage with a chain
Narrowerbicycle-built-for-two, tandem bicycle, tandemA bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats
mountain bike, all-terrain bike, off-roaderA bicycle with a sturdy frame and fat tires
ordinary, ordinary bicycleAn early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
push-bikeA bicycle that must be pedaled
safety bicycle, safety bikebicycle that has two wheels of equal size
velocipedeAny of several early bicycles with pedals on the front wheel
Broaderwheeled vehicleA vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people
Spanishbicicleta, bicicletas, bici
Catalanbicicleta, bici
Nounscyclista person who rides a bicycle
English > cycle: 11 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningCause to go through a recurring sequence.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example"cycle the laundry in this washing program"
NarrowerrecycleCause to repeat a cycle
Broaderpass, make passCause to pass
Nounscyclea periodically repeated sequence of events
cyclean interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
English > cycle: 11 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningpass through a cycle.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"This machine automatically cycles"
Narrowercycle onCome to the starting point of a cycle
Broaderpassgo across or through
Nounscyclea periodically repeated sequence of events
cyclean interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
English > cycle: 11 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningride a motorcycle.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsmotorbike, motorcycle
Entailskickstrike with the foot
BroaderrideBe carried or travel on or in a vehicle
Spanishandar en bici, andar en motocicleta, andar en moto, ir en motocicleta
Catalananar en motocicleta
Nounscyclingthe sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle
English > cycle: 11 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningride a bicycle.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsbicycle, bike, pedal, wheel
Narrowerbackpedalpedal backwards on a bicycle
unicycleride a unicycle
BroaderrideBe carried or travel on or in a vehicle
Spanishandar en bicicleta, andar sobre ruedas, pedalear, rodar
Catalananar amb bicicleta, pedalar, pedalejar
Nounscyclingthe sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle
cyclista person who rides a bicycle
English > cycle: 11 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningrecur in repeating sequences.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderrecur, repeathappen or occur again
Nounscyclea periodically repeated sequence of events
cyclean interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs

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