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CYCLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cycle mean? 

CYCLE (noun)
  The noun CYCLE has 6 senses:

1. an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
2. a series of poems or songs on the same theme
3. a periodically repeated sequence of events
4. the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second
5. a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon
6. a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

  Familiarity information: CYCLE used as a noun is common.


CYCLE (verb)
  The verb CYCLE has 5 senses:

1. cause to go through a recurring sequence
2. pass through a cycle
3. ride a motorcycle
4. ride a bicycle
5. recur in repeating sequences

  Familiarity information: CYCLE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CYCLE (noun)


Sense 1cycle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

cycle; round; rhythm

Context example:

the never-ending cycle of the seasons

Hypernyms ("cycle" is a kind of...):

interval; time interval (a definite length of time marked off by two instants)

Meronyms (parts of "cycle"):

phase; phase angle (a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle)


Sense 2cycle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A series of poems or songs on the same theme

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

Schubert's song cycles

Hypernyms ("cycle" is a kind of...):

series (similar things placed in order or happening one after another)


Sense 3cycle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A periodically repeated sequence of events

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

a cycle of reprisal and retaliation

Hypernyms ("cycle" is a kind of...):

repeat; repetition (an event that repeats)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cycle"):

merry-go-round (a 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)


Sense 4cycle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

cps; cycle per second; cycles/second; hertz; Hz; cycle

Hypernyms ("cycle" is a kind of...):

rate (a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit)

Holonyms ("cycle" is a part of...):

kc; kHz; kilocycle; kilocycle per second; kilohertz (one thousand periods per second)


Sense 5cycle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

oscillation; cycle

Context example:

a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons

Hypernyms ("cycle" is a kind of...):

periodic event; recurrent event (an event that recurs at intervals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cycle"):

menstrual cycle (a recurring cycle (beginning at menarche and ending at menopause) in which the endometrial lining of the uterus prepares for pregnancy; if pregnancy does not occur the lining is shed at menstruation)

pass (one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer))

Carnot cycle; Carnot's ideal cycle (a cycle (of expansion and compression) of an idealized reversible heat engine that does work without loss of heat)

cardiac cycle (the complete cycle of events in the heart from the beginning of one heart beat to the beginning of the next; an electrical impulse conducted through the heart muscle that constricts the atria which is followed by constriction of the ventricles)


Sense 6cycle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

bicycle; bike; cycle; wheel

Hypernyms ("cycle" is a kind of...):

wheeled vehicle (a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people)

Meronyms (parts of "cycle"):

bicycle seat; saddle (a seat for the rider of a bicycle)

sprocket; sprocket wheel (thin wheel with teeth that engage with a chain)

foot lever; foot pedal; pedal; treadle (a lever that is operated with the foot)

mudguard; splash guard; splash-guard (a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels)

handlebar (the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle)

coaster brake (a brake on a bicycle that engages with reverse pressure on the pedals)

chain (a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament)

bicycle wheel (the wheel of a bicycle)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cycle"):

bicycle-built-for-two; tandem; tandem bicycle (a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats)

all-terrain bike; mountain bike; off-roader (a bicycle with a sturdy frame and fat tires; originally designed for riding in mountainous country)

ordinary; ordinary bicycle (an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel)

push-bike (a bicycle that must be pedaled)

safety bicycle; safety bike (bicycle that has two wheels of equal size; pedals are connected to the rear wheel by a multiplying gear)

velocipede (any of several early bicycles with pedals on the front wheel)


CYCLE (verb)


Sense 1cycle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to go through a recurring sequence

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

cycle the laundry in this washing program

Hypernyms (to "cycle" is one way to...):

make pass; pass (cause to pass)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cycle"):

recycle (cause to repeat a cycle)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2cycle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass through a cycle

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

This machine automatically cycles

Hypernyms (to "cycle" is one way to...):

go across; go through; pass (go across or through)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cycle"):

cycle on (come to the starting point of a cycle)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP


Sense 3cycle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ride a motorcycle

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

motorbike; motorcycle; cycle

Hypernyms (to "cycle" is one way to...):

ride (be carried or travel on or in a vehicle)

"Cycle" entails doing...:

kick (strike with the foot)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 4cycle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ride a bicycle

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

pedal; bike; bicycle; cycle; wheel

Hypernyms (to "cycle" is one way to...):

ride (be carried or travel on or in a vehicle)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cycle"):

unicycle (ride a unicycle)

backpedal (pedal backwards on a bicycle)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 5cycle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Recur in repeating sequences

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "cycle" is one way to...):

recur; repeat (happen or occur again)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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