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Present Participle: cycling
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019 cy•cling
(sī ′kling), USA pronunciation n.
the act or sport of riding or traveling by bicycle, motorcycle, etc. SportAlso called bicycle race, bicycle racing. a race on lightweight bicycles with low handlebars, conducted for specified distances or against time on a dirt or board track or over public roads between cities. WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019 cy•cle /ˈsaɪkəl/
USA pronunciation n., v., -cled, -cling. n.
[ countable ]
any complete round or repeating series of events: the cycle of the four seasons.
a recurring period of time, esp. one in which certain events repeat themselves: a cycle of no more than 50 seconds.
Transporta bicycle, motorcycle, tricycle, or the like.
Literature, Music and Dancea group of poems, songs, etc., about a central theme or figure: the Arthurian cycle. v.
[no object ] to ride or travel by bicycle, motorcycle, or the like: They cycled into town for groceries. See
. -cycle- -cycle-, root.
-cycle- comes from Greek, where it has the meaning "cycle; circle; wheel.'' This meaning is found in such words as: bicycle, cycle, cyclo, cyclone, cyclotron, recycle, tricycle. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019 cy•cle
(sī ′kəl), USA pronunciation n., v., -cled, -cling. n.
any complete round or series of occurrences that repeats or is repeated.
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; age.
Transporta bicycle, motorcycle, tricycle, etc.
Literaturea group of poems, dramas, prose narratives, songs etc., about a central theme, figure, or the like: the Arthurian cycle.
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. a complete alteration in which a phenomenon attains a maximum and minimum value, returning to a final value equal to the original one.
Mathematicsa permutation of a set of elements that leaves the original cyclic order of the elements unchanged.
the smallest interval of time required to complete an operation in a computer. a series of computer operations repeated as a unit.
Idioms, Sport hit for the cycle, (of one player) to hit a single, double, triple, and home run in one game. [Baseball. ] v.i.
to ride or travel by bicycle, motorcycle, tricycle, etc. to move or revolve in cycles; pass through cycles.
Greek kýklos cycle, circle, wheel, ring, disk, orb; see wheel Late Latin cyclus Middle English cicle 1350–1400
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
cycle / ˈsaɪk/ əl n a recurring period of time in which certain events or phenomena occur and reach completion or repeat themselves in a regular sequence a completed series of events that follows or is followed by another series of similar events occurring in the same sequence the time taken or needed for one such series a vast period of time; age; aeon a group of poems or prose narratives forming a continuous story about a central figure or event: the Arthurian cycle short for , bicycle motorcycle a recurrent series of events or processes in plants and animals: a life cycle, a growth cycle, a metabolic cycle one of a series of repeated changes in the magnitude of a periodically varying quantity, such as current or voltage vb ( transitive) to process through a cycle or system ( intransitive) to move in or pass through cycles to travel by or ride a bicycle or tricycle Etymology: 14 th Century: from Late Latin cyclus, from Greek kuklos cycle, circle, ring, wheel; see wheel
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