Definitions of wheel

  1. To turn on an axis; to move round; to fetch a compass; to roll forward; to move forward or backward in a circular manner.
  2. To carry or move on wheels; roll; turn; rotate; revolve.
  3. To convey on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle; as, to wheel a load of hay or wood.
  4. To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to cause to gyrate; to make or perform in a circle.
  5. To move on wheels; to cause to turn.
  6. To cause to whirl: to convey on wheels.
  7. To convey on wheels; cause to turn.
  8. To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate.
  9. To change direction, as if revolving upon an axis or pivot; to turn; as, the troops wheeled to the right.
  10. To go round in a circuit; to fetch a compass.
  11. To roll forward.
  12. To turn on an axis or about a center; to revolve; to roll forward.
  13. To turn round or on an axis: to roll forward.
  14. To turn; revolve.
  15. change directions as of revolving on a pivot; " They wheeled their horses around and left"
  16. To convey on wheels; to put into a rotary motion; to cause to turn round.
  17. To move on wheels; to convey on wheels; to turn on an axis; to have a rotatory motion; to whirl; to move round; to cause to turn round.
  18. 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)
  19. a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel
  20. a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
  21. 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.
  22. Any instrument having the form of, or chiefly consisting of, a wheel.
  23. A spinning wheel. See under Spinning.
  24. An instrument of torture formerly used.
  25. A circular frame having handles on the periphery, and an axle which is so connected with the tiller as to form a means of controlling the rudder for the purpose of steering.
  26. A firework which, while burning, is caused to revolve on an axis by the reaction of the escaping gases.
  27. The burden or refrain of a song.
  28. A bicycle or a tricycle; a velocipede.
  29. A rolling or revolving body; anything of a circular form; a disk; an orb.
  30. A turn revolution; rotation; compass.
  31. A circular frame or body capable of turning on a centrai axis or axle; anything shaped like a wheel; a circular frame, with handles, for controlling the rudder of a ship; a bicycle; an old instrument of torture; a circular revolving firework; a complete turning around; that which makes active or which directs progress; as, the wheels of business; a maneuver in drill in which troops in line change direction without destroying their alignment.
  32. A circular frame turning on an axle: an old instrument of torture.
  33. A circular frame or disk turning on an axis.
  34. A circular framework or a disk, made to rotate on its axis.
  35. A wheeling; turning.
  36. A circular frame or a solid circular piece of wood or metal turning on an axis; a machine or contrivance in the shape of a wheel; a circular body; an instrument for torturing criminals; a machine for spinning thread of various kinds; rotation; revolution; a turning about; a round board turned by a lathe in a horizontal position, on which the clay is shaped by the hand of the potter; a revolving fire- work; a large circular frame having handles on the periphery, and connected by tiller- ropes with the rudder, for the purpose of steering the ship. To break on the wheel, to fasten to a revolving wheel and beat with an iron bar. Wheel and axle, one of the mechanical powers, consisting of a cylindrical axle, to which a wheel concentric with it is attached.
  37. A potter's wheel. See under Potter.
  38. A frame of wood or iron in the form of a circle, being arranged to turn on an axis; a turning about; an instr. on which criminals were tortured in some countries- see break.
  39. Wheeled.
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