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
To cause to pass through a cycle.
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
Origin: [F. ycle, LL. cyclus, fr. Gr. ky`klos ring or circle, cycle; akin to Skr. cakra wheel, circle. See Wheel.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sī′kl, n. a period of time in which events happen in a certain order, and which constantly repeats itself: an imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens: a series of poems, prose romances, &c., centring round a figure or event—also Cy′clus: an abbreviation for bicycle and tricycle.—v.i. to move in cycles: to ride or take exercise on a bicycle or tricycle.—adjs. Cy′clic, -al, pertaining to or containing a cycle.—ns. Cy′clist, for bicyclist or tricyclist; Cy′clograph, an instrument for describing the arcs of circles that have too large a curvature for compasses; Cy′cloid, a figure like a circle: a curve made by a point in a circle, when the circle is rolled along a straight line.—adj. Cycloid′al.—ns. Cycloid′ian, one of the fourth order of fishes, according to the classification of Agassiz, having cycloid scales with smooth edges, as the salmon; Cyclom′eter, an instrument for measuring circular arcs: an apparatus attached to the wheel of a cycle for registering the distance traversed; Cy′clorn, a cycle-horn. [Gr. kyklos, a circle.]
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.”
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A term generally applied to an interval of time in which the same phenomena recur.
Song lyrics by cycle -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by cycle on the Lyrics.com website.
British National Corpus
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
The numerical value of cycle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of cycle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- оборот, цикъл, карам ко́лелоBulgarian
- cicleCatalan, Valencian
- kredsløb, cyklus, (vaske)-program, køre på cykel, slukke for, slå fra, cykle, tænde for, slå tilDanish
- Zyklus, Programm, Rad fahrenGerman
- κύκλος, ποδηλατώGreek
- ciklo, bicikliEsperanto
- tsükkel, sariEstonian
- sykli, kierros, ohjelma, sarja, pyöräillä, polkupyöräilläFinnish
- cycle, tour, faire du véloFrench
- מחזור, נסע באופנייםHebrew
- ciclo, programmaItalian
- 周期, [[自転車]]に[[乗る]]Japanese
- [[자전거]]를 [[타다]]Korean
- programma, cyclus, fietsen, rijdenDutch
- sykla, sykleNorwegian Nynorsk
- ciclo, [[andar]] [[de]] [[bicicleta]]Portuguese
- rotație, cicluRomanian
- цикл, оборот, [[е́хать]] [[на]] [[велосипед, [[ката́ться]] [[на]] [[велосипед, [[е́здить]] [[на]] [[велосипедRussian
- cykel, program, cyklaSwedish
- çevirim, devir, programTurkish
- ציקל, ציקלעןYiddish
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