Definitions for Cycleˈsaɪ kəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cy•cleˈsaɪ kəl(n.; v.)-cled, -cling.
(n.)any complete round or recurring series.
a round of years or a recurring period of time, esp. one in which certain events or phenomena repeat themselves in the same order and at the same intervals.
any long period of years.
a bicycle, motorcycle, or tricycle.
a group of poems, stories, songs, etc., about a central theme or figure:
the Arthurian cycle.
Category: Literature, Music and Dance
Physics. a sequence of changing states that, upon completion, produces a final state identical to the original one. one of a succession of periodically recurring events.
(v.i.)to ride a bicycle, motorcycle, or the like.
to move or revolve in cycles; pass through cycles.
Origin of cycle:
1350–1400; < LL cyclus < Gk kýklos cycle, circle, ring; cf. wheel
cycle, rhythm, round(noun)
an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
"the never-ending cycle of the seasons"
a series of poems or songs on the same theme
"Schubert's song cycles"
a periodically repeated sequence of events
"a cycle of reprisal and retaliation"
hertz, Hz, cycle per second, cycles/second, cps, cycle(noun)
the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second
a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon
"a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"
bicycle, bike, wheel, cycle(verb)
a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
cause to go through a recurring sequence
"cycle the laundry in this washing program"
pass through a cycle
"This machine automatically cycles"
motorbike, motorcycle, cycle(verb)
ride a motorcycle
bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal, wheel(verb)
ride a bicycle
recur in repeating sequences
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a set of events that repeats
the cycle of the seasons
to ride a bicycle
An interval of space or time in which one set of events or phenomena is completed.
A complete rotation of anything.
A process that returns to its beginning and then repeats itself in the same sequence.
A series of poems, songs or other works of art
A programme on a washing machine, dishwasher, or other such device.
Put the washing in on a warm cycle.
A pedal-powered vehicle, such as a unicycle, bicycle, or tricycle; or, motorized vehicle that has either two or three wheels, such as a motorbike, motorcycle, motorized tricycle, or motortrike.
A single, a double, a triple, and a home run hit by the same player in the same game.
Jones hit for the cycle in the game.
A closed walk or path, with or without repeated vertices allowed.
To ride a bicycle or other cycle.
To go through a cycle or to put through a cycle.
To turn power off and back on
Avoid cycling the device unnecessarily.
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.
Origin: From cyclus, from κύκλος, reduplicated form of a kʷékʷlos. Cognates include Sanskrit , Latin colus, Old English (English wheel), English ancillary
an imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens; one of the celestial spheres
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
an age; a long period of time
an orderly list for a given time; a calendar
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
one entire round in a circle or a spire; as, a cycle or set of leaves
a bicycle or tricycle, or other light velocipede
to pass through a cycle of changes; to recur in cycles
to ride a bicycle, tricycle, or other form of cycle
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. n. The basic unit of computation. What every hacker wants more of (noted hacker Bill Gosper described himself as a “cycle junkie”). One can describe an instruction as taking so many clock cycles. Often the computer can access its memory once on every clock cycle, and so one speaks also of memory cycles. These are technical meanings of cycle. The jargon meaning comes from the observation that there are only so many cycles per second, and when you are sharing a computer the cycles get divided up among the users. The more cycles the computer spends working on your program rather than someone else's, the faster your program will run. That's why every hacker wants more cycles: so he can spend less time waiting for the computer to respond. 2. By extension, a notional unit of human thought power, emphasizing that lots of things compete for the typical hacker's think time. “I refused to get involved with the Rubik's Cube back when it was big. Knew I'd burn too many cycles on it if I let myself.” 3. vt. Syn. bounce (sense 4), from the phrase ‘cycle power’. “Cycle the machine again, that serial port's still hung.”
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Cycle' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3146
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Cycle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3496
Rank popularity for the word 'Cycle' in Nouns Frequency: #1110
Translations for Cycle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a number of events happening one after the other in a certain order
the life-cycle of the butterfly.
- cicloPortuguese (BR)
- der ZyklusGerman
- cyklus; kredsløbDanish
- hringur, lota; (lífs)skeiðIcelandic
- syklus, (om-/krets)løp, (-)kretsNorwegian
- cykel, kretslopp, periodSwedish
- çevrim, dönem, devirTurkish
- 周期，循環Chinese (Trad.)
- دور، چكرUrdu
- chu kỳVietnamese
- 周期，循环Chinese (Simp.)
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