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wheel

noun (n)

  • a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines) (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a handwheel that is used for steering (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: steering wheel
    source: wordnet30
  • forces that provide energy and direction (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    The wheels of government began to turn.
    source: wordnet30
  • a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • game equipment consisting of a wheel with slots that is used for gambling; the wheel rotates horizontally and players bet on which slot the roulette ball will stop in (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: roulette wheel
    source: wordnet30
  • an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: rack
    source: wordnet30
  • a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: bicycle, bike, cycle
    source: wordnet30
  • A circular frame turning about an axis; a rotating disk, whether solid, or a frame composed of an outer rim, spokes or radii, and a central hub or nave, in which is inserted the axle, -- used for supporting and conveying vehicles, in machinery, and for various purposes; as, the wheel of a wagon, of a locomotive, of a mill, of a watch, etc. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • change directions as if revolving on a pivot (verb.motion)
    Synonym: wheel around
    Example:
    They wheeled their horses around and left.
    source: wordnet30
  • wheel somebody or something (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle (verb.motion)
    Synonym: roll
    source: wordnet30
  • ride a bicycle (verb.motion)
    Synonym: bicycle, bike, cycle, pedal
    source: wordnet30
  • To convey on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle; as, to wheel a load of hay or wood. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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