1 series of events that happen repeatedly
annual, daily, monthly, seasonal, weekly

the annual cycle of church festivals

irregular, regular

women with irregular menstrual cycles

complete, entire, whole
continuous, endless, never-ending

the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth


Life is a natural cycle, just like the changing seasons.


caught up in a vicious cycle of bingeing and dieting

lunar, solar

the 76-year solar cycle

carbon, water

a diagram of the water cycle

breeding, menstrual, reproductive
business, economic
election (AmE)
news (esp. AmE)

the life cycle of the butterfly

follow, go through

The market is simply going through an economic cycle.


To complete the cycle, oxygen is necessary.

break, end, stop
create, start
continue, perpetuate
begin again

Male and female adults mate, the female lays eggs, and the cycle begins all over again.

continue, repeat (itself)

This cycle of events continually repeats itself.

length, time
in a/the cycle

at this point in the cycle

per cycle

The number of young produced per breeding cycle varies from species to species.

a cycle of abuse, poverty, violence, etc.
part of the cycle (of sth)

part of the cycle of birth and death

2 (esp. BrE) bicycle
motor (usually motorcycle) (BrE, AmE), pedal

We're going for a cycle ride this afternoon.

lane, path, route, track

Cars are not allowed in the cycle lanes.

Cycle is used with these nouns as the object: ↑mile

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • CYCLE — Une conception cyclique du temps a souvent été comprise par la pensée moderne comme la marque du primitivisme d’une culture ou le symptôme d’une régression archaïsante chez un sujet. Une telle conception, dans les deux cas, résulterait d’une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cycle — cy‧cle [ˈsaɪkl] noun [countable] a series of events that happen in an order that regularly repeats itself: • Approved Training Practices are monitored by the Association on a five year cycle. ˈbilling ˌcycle ACCOUNTING the usual time that is… …   Financial and business terms

  • Cycle — Cy cle (s? k l), n. [F. ycle, LL. cyclus, fr. Gr. ky klos ring or circle, cycle; akin to Skr. cakra wheel, circle. See {Wheel}.] 1. An imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens; one of the celestial spheres. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. An interval… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cycle En V — Les phases du cycle en V Le modèle du cycle en V est un modèle conceptuel de gestion de projet imaginé suite au problème de réactivité du modèle en cascade. Il permet, en cas d anomalie, de limiter un retour aux étapes précédentes. Les phases de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cycle Du Ā — Le Cycle du Ā (que l on prononce non A) est constitué de trois romans de science fiction écrits par A. E. van Vogt (Canada) : Le Monde des Ā Les Joueurs du Ā La Fin du Ā Essai Le philosophe grec Aristote a établi un système du monde dualiste …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cycle — [sī′kəl; ] for n.7 & vi.2, also [ sik′əl] n. [ME cicle < LL cyclus < Gr kyklos, a circle, cycle: see WHEEL] 1. a recurring period of a definite number of years, used as a measure of time 2. a period of time within which a round of regularly …   English World dictionary

  • cycle — CYCLE. s. m. Cercle, période. Le Cycle solaire est de 28 années. Le Cycle lunaire est de 19 ans. Le Cycle de l Indiction est de 15 ans …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • cycle — CYCLE. s. m. Cercle, periode. Le cycle du soleil est de 28. années. le cycle lunaire est de 29. ans. & le cycle d indiction est de 15. ans …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Cycle — Cy cle (s? k l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cycled}. ( k ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cycling} ( kl?ng).] 1. To pass through a cycle[2] of changes; to recur in cycles. Tennyson. Darwin. [1913 Webster] 2. To ride a bicycle, tricycle, or other form of cycle.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cycle — cy cle (s? k l), v. t. To cause to pass through a cycle[2]. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cycle — ► NOUN 1) a series of events that are regularly repeated in the same order. 2) a complete sequence of changes associated with a recurring phenomenon such as an alternating current, wave, etc. 3) a series of musical or literary works composed… …   English terms dictionary

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