Complete Definition of "cycle"

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English

Pronunciation
Pronunciation: /saikl/
audio|en-us-cycle.ogg|Audio (US)

Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪk�l|-aɪk�l,

Etymology
From LL. cyclus, from AGr. κ�κλο� (kyklos).

Noun
en-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.

  1. 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).
  2. 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.

Derived terms
cyclic
acyclic

Translations
trans-top|complete rotation
Danish: cyklus, kredsløb
Dutch: cyclus m
Esperanto: ciklo
Finnish: kierros
French: tour m
German: Zyklus m
Greek: κ�κλο� (kyklos or kiklos) m (:el:��κλο�|el)
Ido: ciklo m
Italian: ciclo m
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Japanese: ��
Latin: cyclus m
Latvian: cikls m
Polish: cykl m
Portuguese: ciclo m
Russian: �икл (tsikl)
Spanish: ciclo m
Swedish: cykel c
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trans-top|process
Dutch: cyclus m
Esperanto: ciklo
Finnish: sykli, kierros
French: #French|cycle m
German: Zyklus m
Greek: κ�κλο� (kyklos or kiklos) m (:el:��κλο�|el)
Hebrew: ����ר (makhzor) m
Ido: ciklo m
Italian: ciclo m
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Japanese: ��<!-- ()-->
Latin: cyclus m
Latvian: cikls m
Portuguese: ciclo m
Russian: �икл (tsikl)
Spanish: ciclo m
Swedish: cykel c
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trans-top|series of poems etc.
Finnish: sarja
German: Zyklus m
Greek: κ�κλο� (kyklos or kiklos) m (:el:��κλο�|el)
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Swedish: cykel c
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trans-top|program on a washing machine
Danish: (vaske)-program
Dutch: programma n
Finnish: ohjelma
French: #French|cycle m
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German: Programm n
Latvian: cikls m
Swedish: program n
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trans-top|vehicle
Danish: cykel
Dutch: cyclo- (only used in compounds: cyclo-sport), rijwiel n (usually a bicycle)
Finnish: -pyörä (in compounds), polkupyörä
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French: #French|cycle m
Swedish: cykel c
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Verb
en-verb|cycl|ing

  1. To ride a #Noun|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.

  1. icehockey 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.

Related terms
recycle

Translations
trans-top|to ride a cycle
Danish: cykle, køre på cykel
Dutch: fietsen, rijden (general)
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Finnish: ajaa polkupyörällä, pyöräillä, polkupyöräillä
Swedish: cykla
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trans-top|to go through a cycle or to put through a cycle
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trans-top|to turn power off and back on
Danish: tænde for/slå til (turn on), slukke for/slå fra (turn off)
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Dutch: inschakelen|in- en uitschakelen, aanzetten|aan- en uitzetten|uit-/afzetten
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French

Pronunciation
w:IPA|IPA: /sikl/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /sikl/

Etymology
From LL. cyclus.

Noun
cycle m

  1. #English|cycle

Category:French nouns

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