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cycle

 
Noun cycle has 6 senses
  1. cycle, rhythm, round - an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs; "the neverending cycle of the seasons"
    --1 is a kind of time interval, interval
    --1 has parts: phase, phase angle
    Derived forms: verb cycle5, verb cycle2, verb cycle1
  2. cycle - a series of poems or songs on the same theme; "schubert's song cycles"
    --2 is a kind of
    series
  3. cycle - a periodically repeated sequence of events; "a cycle of reprisal and retaliation"
    --3 is a kind of
    repeat, repetition
    --3 has particulars: merry-go-round; samsara
    Derived forms: verb cycle5, verb cycle1, verb cycle2
  4. Hertz, Hz, cycle per second, cycles/second, cps, cycle - the unit of frequency; one Hertz has a periodic interval of one second
    --4 is a kind of rate
    --4 is a part of kilohertz, kHz, kilocycle per second, kilocycle, kc
  5. cycle, oscillation - a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon; "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"
    --5 is a kind of periodic event, recurrent event
    --5 has particulars:
     cardiac cycle; Carnot cycle, Carnot's ideal cycle; pass; menstrual cycle
  6. bicycle, bike, wheel, cycle - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    --6 is a kind of wheeled vehicle
    --6 has parts:
     bicycle seat, saddle; bicycle wheel; chain; coaster brake; handlebar; mudguard, splash guard, splash-guard; pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot lever; sprocket, sprocket wheel
    --6 has particulars:
     bicycle-built-for-two, tandem bicycle, tandem; mountain bike, all-terrain bike, off-roader; ordinary, ordinary bicycle; push-bike; safety bicycle, safety bike; velocipede
Verb cycle has 5 senses
  1. cycle - cause to go through a recurring sequence; "cycle thge laundry in this washing program"
    --1 is one way to
    pass, make pass
    Derived forms: noun cycle3, noun cycle1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. cycle - pass through a cycle; "This machine automatically cycles"
    --2 is one way to
    pass, go through, go across
    Derived forms: noun cycle3, noun cycle1
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  3. motorcycle, cycle - ride a motorcycle
    --3 is one way to ride
    Derived form: noun cycling1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal, wheel - ride a bicycle
    --4 is one way to ride
    Derived forms: noun cyclist1, noun cycling1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. cycle - recur in repeating sequences
    --5 is one way to
    recur, repeat
    Derived forms: noun cycle1, noun cycle3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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