A periodically repeated sequence of events: the cycle of birth, growth, and death; a cycle of reprisal and retaliation.
The orbit of a celestial body.
A long period of time; an age.
The aggregate of traditional poems or stories organized around a central theme or hero: the Arthurian cycle.
A series of poems or songs on the same theme: Schubert's song cycles.
A bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.
Botany A circular or whorled arrangement of flower parts such as those of petals or sepals.
Linguistics In generative grammar, the principle that allows an ordered set of linguistic rules or operations to apply repeatedly to successive stages of a derivation. Often used with the.
To occur in or pass through a cycle.
To move in or as if in a cycle.
To ride a bicycle, motorcycle, or similar vehicle.
To use in or put through a cycle: cycled the heavily soiled laundry twice; cycling the recruits through eight weeks of basic training.