|Origin:||Late Latin cyclus, from Greek kyklos 'circle, wheel, cycle'|
cy‧cle1 S3 W3 [countable]
a number of related events that happen again and again in the same order:
a woman's menstrual cycle
cycle of➔ life cycle
the cycle of the seasons
Sometimes the only way to break the cycle of violence in the home is for the wife to leave.
➔ vicious cycleat vicious circle
2TTBTTC especially British English
a bicycle or motorcycle:
the period of time needed for a machine to finish a process:
This washing machine has a 50-minute cycle.
a group of songs, poems etc that are all about a particular important event