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From Late Latin cyclus, from Ancient Greek κύκλος (kyklos).

Noun

Singular
cycle

Plural
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  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. (baseball) When a batter hits a single, a double, a triple, and a homer in the same game
    Jones hit for the cycle in the game.
  8. (graph theory) a closed (directed) walk or path, with or without repeated vertices allowed

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Verb

Infinitive
to cycle

Third person singular
cycl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to cycle (third-person singular simple present cycl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To ride a cycle.
  2. To go through a cycle or to put through a cycle.
  3. (electronics) To turn power off and back on
    Avoid cycling the device unnecessarily.
  4. (ice hockey) 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.

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French

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Late Latin cyclus.

Noun

cycle m. (plural cycles)

  1. cycle

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