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Definition 1: a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cycle in the sense of this definition

(cycle is a kind of ...) a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people

"the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"

(... is a kind of cycle ) any of several early bicycles with pedals on the front wheel

(... is a kind of cycle ) bicycle that has two wheels of equal size; pedals are connected to the rear wheel by a multiplying gear

(... is a kind of cycle ) a bicycle that must be pedaled

(... is a kind of cycle ) an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel

(... is a kind of cycle ) a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats

(... is a kind of cycle ) a bicycle with a sturdy frame and fat tires; originally designed for riding in mountainous country

(cycle is a part of ...) a swiveling metal rod attached to a bicycle or motorcycle or other two-wheeled vehicle; the rod lies horizontally when not in use but can be kicked into a vertical position as a support to hold the vehicle upright when it is not being ridden

(cycle is a part of ...) the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle

(cycle is a part of ...) a brake on a bicycle that engages with reverse pressure on the pedals

(cycle is a part of ...) a lever that is operated with the foot

(cycle is a part of ...) a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament

(cycle is a part of ...) the wheel of a bicycle

(cycle is a part of ...) thin wheel with teeth that engage with a chain

(cycle is a part of ...) a seat for the rider of a bicycle

(cycle is a part of ...) a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels

Definition 2: a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon - [noun denoting event]

Samples where cycle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons

Synonyms for cycle in the sense of this definition

(cycle is a kind of ...) an event that recurs at intervals

(... is a kind of cycle ) the complete cycle of events in the heart from the beginning of one heart beat to the beginning of the next; an electrical impulse conducted through the heart muscle that constricts the atria which is followed by constriction of the ventricles

"the cardiac cycle can be shown on an electrocardiogram"

(... is a kind of cycle ) a cycle (of expansion and compression) of an idealized reversible heat engine that does work without loss of heat

(... is a kind of cycle ) one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)

"it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"

(... is a kind of cycle ) a recurring cycle (beginning at menarche and ending at menopause) in which the endometrial lining of the uterus prepares for pregnancy; if pregnancy does not occur the lining is shed at menstruation

"the average menstrual cycle is 28 days"

Definition 3: a periodically repeated sequence of events - [noun denoting event]

Samples where cycle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cycle of reprisal and retaliation

(cycle is a kind of ...) an event that repeats

"the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"

(... is a kind of cycle ) a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose)

"if we lose the election the whole legislative merry-go-round will have to start over"

(... is a kind of cycle ) (Hinduism and Buddhism) the endless cycle of birth and suffering and death and rebirth

Definition 4: a series of poems or songs on the same theme - [noun denoting group]

Samples where cycle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Schubert's song cycles

(cycle is a kind of ...) similar things placed in order or happening one after another

"they were investigating a series of bank robberies"

Definition 5: an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs - [noun denoting time]

Samples where cycle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

Synonyms for cycle in the sense of this definition

(cycle is a kind of ...) a definite length of time marked off by two instants

(cycle is a part of ...) a particular point in the time of a cycle; measured from some arbitrary zero and expressed as an angle

Definition 6: the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second (named for Heinrich Rudolph Hertz) - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for cycle in the sense of this definition

(cycle is a kind of ...) a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

"they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour" "the rate of change was faster than expected"

(... is part of cycle) one thousand periods per second

Definition 7: recur in repeating sequences - [verb of change]

(cycle is a kind of ...) happen or occur again

"This is a recurring story"

Definition 8: ride a motorcycle - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for cycle in the sense of this definition

(cycle is a kind of ...) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

"I ride to work in a bus" "He rides the subway downtown every day"

(cycle implies ...) strike with the foot

"The boy kicked the dog" "Kick the door down"

Definition 9: ride a bicycle - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for cycle in the sense of this definition

(cycle is a kind of ...) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

"I ride to work in a bus" "He rides the subway downtown every day"

(... is a kind of cycle ) ride a unicycle

(... is a kind of cycle ) pedal backwards on a bicycle

Definition 10: pass through a cycle - [verb of motion]

Samples where cycle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This machine automatically cycles

(cycle is a kind of ...) go across or through

"We passed the point where the police car had parked" "A terrible thought went through his mind"

(... is a kind of cycle ) come to the starting point of a cycle

Definition 11: cause to go through a recurring sequence - [verb of motion]

Samples where cycle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cycle the laundry in this washing program

(cycle is a kind of ...) cause to pass

"She passed around the plates"

(... is a kind of cycle ) cause to repeat a cycle

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