wheel

  • 1 Wheel — (hw[=e]l), n. [OE. wheel, hweol, AS. hwe[ o]l, hweogul, hweowol; akin to D. wiel, Icel. hv[=e]l, Gr. ky klos, Skr. cakra; cf. Icel. hj[=o]l, Dan. hiul, Sw. hjul. [root]218. Cf. {Cycle}, {Cyclopedia}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A circular frame turning… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 wheel — [hwēl, wēl] n. [ME whele < OE hweol, earlier hweogol < IE * kwekwlo , wheel (> Gr kyklos, a circle) < base * kwel , to turn, be around, dwell > Gr telos, turning point, end, polos, axis, L colere, to till, dwell, Ger hals, neck] 1 …

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  • 3 wheel — ► NOUN 1) a circular object that revolves on an axle, fixed below a vehicle to enable it to move along or forming part of a machine. 2) something resembling a wheel or having a wheel as its essential part. 3) (wheels) informal a car. 4) an… …

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  • 4 Wheel — Wheel, v. i. [1913 Webster] 1. To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate. [1913 Webster] The moon carried about the earth always shows the same face to us, not once wheeling upon her own center. Bentley …

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  • 5 wheel|er — «HWEE luhr», noun. 1. a person or thing that wheels. 2. a thing, such as a vehicle or a boat, that has a wheel or wheels: »a four wheeler, side wheeler. 3. = wheel horse. (Cf. ↑wheel horse) …

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  • 6 wheel|ie — «HWEE lee», noun. a stunt of riding a motorcycle or bicycle on one wheel: »“Doing a wheelie”…means lifting the front wheel off the ground and balancing on the rear wheel alone (New York Times) …

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  • 7 Wheel — Wheel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wheeled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wheeling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To convey on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle; as, to wheel a load of hay or wood. [1913 Webster] 2. To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Wheel —   [englisch, wiːl; wörtlich »Rad«], auch Modulation Wheel oder Pitch Wheel, Steuerungsrad (Handrad) an Synthesizern (meist am linken Rand angebracht, Bedienung mit linkem Daumen) zur Modulation (z. B. Vibrato, Wah Wah) oder für Pitch Bending… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 wheel — [n] circle, revolution caster, circuit, circulation, circumvolution, cycle, disk, drum, gyration, gyre, hoop, pivot, pulley, ratchet, ring, roll, roller, rotation, round, spin, trolley, turn, twirl, whirl; concepts 436,464,502 wheel [v] turn,… …

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  • 10 wheel — vb *turn, revolve, rotate, gyrate, circle, spin, twirl, whirl, swirl, pirouette, eddy …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 wheel — A circular device, thin in relation to its face area, usually able to rotate about a central axle or pivot, with a durable but elastic rim or with regular teeth cut on the rim and for lightness often supported by spokes joined to the hub instead… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 12 Wheel — A wheel is a circular device that is capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation whilst supporting a load (mass), or performing labour in machines. A wheel, together with an axle overcomes friction by facilitating… …

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  • 13 wheel — wheelless, adj. /hweel, weel/, n. 1. a circular frame or disk arranged to revolve on an axis, as on or in vehicles or machinery. 2. any machine, apparatus, instrument, etc., shaped like this or having a circular frame, disk, or revolving drum as… …

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  • 14 wheel — n. circular rim or solid disc joined to a hub that turns 1) to spin; turn a wheel 2) to align; balance; rotate wheels (on a car) 3) a balance; driving; front; idler; mill; paddle; potter s; ratchet; rear; retractable; roulette; spinning;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 wheel — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 on a bicycle, car, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ bicycle, car, etc. ▪ spare (BrE) ▪ front ▪ back …

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  • 16 wheel — Synonyms and related words: BMOC, Charybdis, Ferris wheel, O, Procrustean bed, airscrew, alternate, annular muscle, annulus, areola, arsis, association, aureole, auto, avert, balance wheel, be here again, beat, bed of Procrustes, bevel gear,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 wheel — wheel1 W3S2 [wi:l] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on a vehicle)¦ 2¦(for controlling a vehicle)¦ 3¦(in a machine)¦ 4 the wheels of something 5 the wheel of fortune/life/time etc 6 (set of) wheels 7 wheels within wheels 8 set the wheels in motion/set the wheels… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 wheel — I UK [wiːl] / US [wɪl] / US [hwɪl] noun [countable] Word forms wheel : singular wheel plural wheels *** 1) a) a round object that turns round and round to make a car, bicycle, or other vehicle move a bicycle/wagon/car wheel the front/rear wheels… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 wheel — wheel1 [ wil, hwil ] noun count *** 1. ) a round object that turns around and around to make a car, bicycle, or other vehicle move: a bicycle/wagon/car wheel front/rear wheels on wheels: a TV table on wheels a ) wheels plural VERY INFORMAL a car …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 wheel — [[t](h)wi͟ːl[/t]] ♦♦♦ wheels, wheeling, wheeled 1) N COUNT The wheels of a vehicle are the circular objects which are fixed underneath it and which enable it to move along the ground. The car wheels spun and slipped on some oil on the road. ●… …

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