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cycling definition


This page has 4 definitions of cycling in English. Cycling is a verb, noun and adjective. Examples of how to use cycling in a sentence are shown. Also define these 8 related words and terms: cycle, sport, riding, racing, bicycle, biking, cyclic, and cyclism.



  • IPA(key): /ˈsaɪk(ə)lɪŋ/
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  • Hyphenation: cy‧cling



  1. present participle of cycle
    • Cycle definition
      An interval of space or time in which one set of events or phenomena is completed. (1 of 17 cycle definitions)


cycling (countable and uncountable, plural cyclings)

  1. (uncountable) The sport of riding and racing cycles, especially bicycles.
    In all my years as a cycling fan, I've never seen a breakaway like this.
    Synonym: biking
    • Sport definition
      Any activity that uses physical exertion or skills competitively under a set of rules that is not based on aesthetics. (1 of 14 sport definitions)
    • Racing definition
      The sport of competing in races.
  2. (countable) Any cyclic action or process
    Synonym: cyclism (rare)
    • Cyclism definition
      Synonym of cycling



cycling (not comparable)

  1. That undergoes a cyclic motion or process

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