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English noun: cycle

1. cycle (time) an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs


SamplesThe never-ending cycle of the seasons.


Synonymsrhythm, round


Broader (hypernym)interval, time interval


Part holonymphase, phase angle

2. cycle (group) a series of poems or songs on the same theme


SamplesSchubert's song cycles.


Broader (hypernym)series

3. cycle (event) a periodically repeated sequence of events


SamplesA cycle of reprisal and retaliation.


Broader (hypernym)repeat, repetition


Narrower (hyponym)merry-go-round, samsara

4. cycle (time) the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second


Synonymscps, cycle per second, cycles/second, hertz, Hz


Broader (hypernym)rate


Part meronymkc, kHz, kilocycle, kilocycle per second, kilohertz

5. cycle (event) a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon


SamplesA year constitutes a cycle of the seasons.


Synonymsoscillation


Broader (hypernym)periodic event, recurrent event


Narrower (hyponym)cardiac cycle, Carnot cycle, Carnot's ideal cycle, menstrual cycle, pass

6. cycle (artifact) a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals


Synonymsbicycle, bike, wheel


Broader (hypernym)wheeled vehicle


Narrower (hyponym)all-terrain bike, bicycle-built-for-two, mountain bike, off-roader, ordinary, ordinary bicycle, push-bike, safety bicycle, safety bike, tandem, tandem bicycle, velocipede


Part holonymbicycle seat, bicycle wheel, chain, coaster brake, foot lever, foot pedal, handlebar, kickstand, mudguard, pedal, saddle, splash guard, splash-guard, sprocket, sprocket wheel, treadle


English verb: cycle

1. cycle (motion) cause to go through a recurring sequence


SamplesCycle the laundry in this washing program.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)make pass, pass


Narrower (hyponym)recycle

2. cycle (motion) pass through a cycle


SamplesThis machine automatically cycles.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass


Narrower (hyponym)cycle on

3. cycle (motion) ride a motorcycle


Synonymsmotorbike, motorcycle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)ride


Entailkick

4. cycle (motion) ride a bicycle


Synonymsbicycle, bike, pedal, wheel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)ride


Narrower (hyponym)backpedal, unicycle

5. cycle (change) recur in repeating sequences


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)recur, repeat









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