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wheel

 (wēl, hwēl)
n.
1. A solid disk or a rigid circular ring connected by spokes to a hub, designed to turn around an axle passed through the center.
2. Something resembling such a disk or ring in appearance or movement or having a wheel as its principal part or characteristic, as:
a. The steering device on a vehicle.
b. A potter's wheel.
c. A water wheel.
d. A spinning wheel.
e. Games A device used in roulette and other games of chance.
f. A firework that rotates while burning.
g. Informal A bicycle.
h. An instrument to which a victim was bound for torture during the Middle Ages.
3. wheels Forces that provide energy, movement, or direction: the wheels of commerce.
4. The act or process of turning; revolution or rotation.
5. A military maneuver executed in order to change the direction of movement of a formation, as of troops or ships, in which the formation is maintained while the outer unit describes an arc and the inner or center unit remains stationary as a pivot.
6. wheels Slang A motor vehicle or access thereto: Do you have wheels tonight?
7. Slang A person with a great deal of power or influence: a wheel in state government.
v. wheeled, wheel·ing, wheels
v.tr.
1. To roll, move, or transport on wheels or a wheel.
2. To cause to turn around or as if around a central axis; revolve or rotate.
3. To provide with wheels or a wheel.
v.intr.
1. To turn around or as if around a central axis; revolve or rotate.
2. To roll or move on or as if on wheels or a wheel.
3. To fly in a curving or circular course: A flock of gulls wheeled just above the dock.
4. To turn or whirl around in place; pivot: "The boy wheeled and the fried eggs leaped from his tray" (Ivan Gold).
5. To reverse one's opinion or practice: Don't be surprised if the boss wheels about on that idea.
Idioms:
at/behind the wheel
1. Operating the steering mechanism of a vehicle; driving.
2. Directing or controlling; in charge.
wheel and deal Informal
To engage in the advancement of one's own interests, especially in a canny, aggressive, or unscrupulous way.

[Middle English, from Old English hwēol; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

wheel

(wiːl)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a solid disc, or a circular rim joined to a hub by radial or tangential spokes, that is mounted on a shaft about which it can turn, as in vehicles and machines
2. anything like a wheel in shape or function
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a device consisting of or resembling a wheel or having a wheel as its principal component: a steering wheel; a water wheel.
4. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) the wheel a medieval torture consisting of a wheel to which the victim was tied and then had his limbs struck and broken by an iron bar
5. (Classical Myth & Legend) short for wheel of fortune, potter's wheel
6. the act of turning
7. (Military) a pivoting movement of troops, ships, etc
8. (General Physics) a type of firework coiled to make it rotate when let off
9. (Poetry) a set of short rhyming lines, usually four or five in number, forming the concluding part of a stanza. Compare bob27
10. (Gambling, except Cards) the disc in which the ball is spun in roulette
11. (Automotive Engineering) US and Canadian an informal word for bicycle
12. (Music, other) archaic a refrain
13. informal chiefly US and Canadian a person of great influence (esp in the phrase big wheel)
14. (Automotive Engineering) at the wheel
a. driving or steering a vehicle or vessel
b. in charge
15. (Nautical Terms) at the wheel
a. driving or steering a vehicle or vessel
b. in charge
vb
16. (when: intr sometimes foll by about or round) to turn or cause to turn on or as if on an axis
17. to move or cause to move on or as if on wheels; roll
18. (tr) to perform with or in a circular movement
19. (Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to provide with a wheel or wheels
20. (often foll by: about) to change one's mind or opinion
21. wheel and deal informal to be a free agent, esp to advance one's own interests
[Old English hweol, hweowol; related to Old Norse hvēl, Greek kuklos, Middle Low German wēl, Dutch wiel]
ˈwheel-less adj

wheel

(ʰwil, wil)

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 an essential feature: a potter's wheel.
4. Naut.
a. a circular frame with an axle connecting to the rudder of a ship, for steering.
5. a bicycle.
6. a round object, decoration, etc.: a wheel of cheese.
7. an old instrument of torture in the form of a circular frame on which the victim was stretched until disjointed.
9. a rotating instrument that Fortune is represented as turning so as to bring about changes or reverses in human affairs.
10. wheels,
a. moving, propelling, or animating agencies: the wheels of commerce.
b. Slang. a personal means of transportation, esp. a car.
11. a cycle, recurring action, or steady progression: the wheel of days and nights.
12. a wheeling or circular movement: the intricate wheels of the folk dances.
13. someone active and influential, as in business or politics; an important person: a big wheel.
v.t.
14. to cause to turn, rotate, or revolve, as on an axis.
15. to perform (a movement) in a circular or curving direction.
16. to move, roll, or convey on wheels, casters, etc.: The waiters wheeled the tables out.
v.i.
17. to turn on or as if on an axis or about a center; revolve, rotate, or pivot.
18. to move in a circular or curving course: pigeons wheeling above.
19. to change direction or course by turning or seeming to turn the opposite way (often fol. by about or around): He wheeled about and glared at us.
20. to roll on or as if on wheels; travel smoothly: The car wheeled along the highway.
Idioms:
1. at the wheel,
a. at the helm of a ship, the steering wheel of a motor vehicle, etc.
b. in command or control.
2. wheel and deal, to operate dynamically and esp. craftily for one's own profit or benefit.
[before 900; Middle English whel(e), Old English hwēol, hweohl, c. Middle Low German wēl, Middle Dutch wiel, Old Norse hjōl; akin to Greek kýklos (see cycle), Skt cakrá]

wheel


Past participle: wheeled
Gerund: wheeling

Imperative
wheel
wheel
Present
I wheel
you wheel
he/she/it wheels
we wheel
you wheel
they wheel
Preterite
I wheeled
you wheeled
he/she/it wheeled
we wheeled
you wheeled
they wheeled
Present Continuous
I am wheeling
you are wheeling
he/she/it is wheeling
we are wheeling
you are wheeling
they are wheeling
Present Perfect
I have wheeled
you have wheeled
he/she/it has wheeled
we have wheeled
you have wheeled
they have wheeled
Past Continuous
I was wheeling
you were wheeling
he/she/it was wheeling
we were wheeling
you were wheeling
they were wheeling
Past Perfect
I had wheeled
you had wheeled
he/she/it had wheeled
we had wheeled
you had wheeled
they had wheeled
Future
I will wheel
you will wheel
he/she/it will wheel
we will wheel
you will wheel
they will wheel
Future Perfect
I will have wheeled
you will have wheeled
he/she/it will have wheeled
we will have wheeled
you will have wheeled
they will have wheeled
Future Continuous
I will be wheeling
you will be wheeling
he/she/it will be wheeling
we will be wheeling
you will be wheeling
they will be wheeling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wheeling
you have been wheeling
he/she/it has been wheeling
we have been wheeling
you have been wheeling
they have been wheeling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wheeling
you will have been wheeling
he/she/it will have been wheeling
we will have been wheeling
you will have been wheeling
they will have been wheeling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wheeling
you had been wheeling
he/she/it had been wheeling
we had been wheeling
you had been wheeling
they had been wheeling
Conditional
I would wheel
you would wheel
he/she/it would wheel
we would wheel
you would wheel
they would wheel
Past Conditional
I would have wheeled
you would have wheeled
he/she/it would have wheeled
we would have wheeled
you would have wheeled
they would have wheeled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wheel - 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)
balance wheel, balance - a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat
bicycle wheel - the wheel of a bicycle
buffing wheel - a wheel that is covered with soft material
cartwheel - a wheel that has wooden spokes and a metal rim
car wheel - a wheel that has a tire and rim and hubcap; used to propel the car
daisy print wheel, daisy wheel - a wheel around which is a set of print characters that make a typing impression on paper
driving wheel - a wheel that drives a motor vehicle (transforms torque into a tractive force)
felloe, felly - rim (or part of the rim) into which spokes are inserted
cogwheel, gear, gear wheel, geared wheel - a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
emery wheel, grinding wheel - a wheel composed of abrasive material; used for grinding
handwheel - a wheel worked by hand
simple machine, machine - a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
nosewheel - a wheel located under the nose of an airplane that is part of the plane's landing gear
paddle wheel, paddlewheel - a large wheel fitted with paddles and driven by an engine in order to propel a boat
pinwheel - a wheel that has numerous pins that are set at right angles to its rim; "he spun the pinwheel and it stopped with the pointer on `Go'"
potter's wheel - a horizontal rotating wheel holding the clay being shaped by a potter; "the potter's wheel was invented in Asia Minor around 6500 BC"
ratchet wheel - toothed wheel held in place by a pawl or detent and turned by a lever
rim - the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached
roller - a small wheel without spokes (as on a roller skate)
toothed wheel, roulette - a wheel with teeth for making a row of perforations
rowel - a small spiked wheel at the end of a spur
sprocket wheel, sprocket - thin wheel with teeth that engage with a chain
trundle - small wheel or roller
wagon wheel - a wheel of a wagon
water wheel, waterwheel - a wheel that rotates by direct action of water; a simple turbine
water wheel, waterwheel - a wheel with buckets attached to its rim; raises water from a stream or pond
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"
2.wheel - a handwheel that is used for steeringwheel - a handwheel that is used for steering
handwheel - control consisting of a wheel whose rim serves as the handle by which a part is operated
steering mechanism, steering system - a mechanism by which something is steered (especially a motor vehicle)
3.wheel - forces that provide energy and direction; "the wheels of government began to turn"
force - a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"
4.wheel - a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel
helm - steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered
5.wheel - game equipment consisting of a wheel with slots that is used for gamblingwheel - 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
game equipment - equipment or apparatus used in playing a game
6.wheel - an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims
instrument of torture - an instrument of punishment designed and used to inflict torture on the condemned person
7.wheel - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedalswheel - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
bicycle-built-for-two, tandem bicycle, tandem - a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats
bicycle seat, saddle - a seat for the rider of a bicycle
bicycle wheel - the wheel of a bicycle
chain - a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
coaster brake - a brake on a bicycle that engages with reverse pressure on the pedals
handlebar - the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle
kickstand - a swiveling metal rod attached to a bicycle or motorcycle or other two-wheeled vehicle; the rod lies horizontally when not in use but can be kicked into a vertical position as a support to hold the vehicle upright when it is not being ridden
all-terrain bike, mountain bike, off-roader - a bicycle with a sturdy frame and fat tires; originally designed for riding in mountainous country
mudguard, splash guard, splash-guard - a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels
ordinary bicycle, ordinary - an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel
foot lever, foot pedal, treadle, pedal - a lever that is operated with the foot
push-bike - a bicycle that must be pedaled
safety bicycle, safety bike - bicycle that has two wheels of equal size; pedals are connected to the rear wheel by a multiplying gear
sprocket wheel, sprocket - thin wheel with teeth that engage with a chain
velocipede - any of several early bicycles with pedals on the front wheel
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"
Verb1.wheel - change directions as if revolving on a pivot; "They wheeled their horses around and left"
revolve, rotate, go around - turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"
cartwheel - do cartwheels: perform an acrobatic movement using both hands and feet
2.wheel - wheel somebody or something
transport - move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
3.wheel - move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
bowl - roll (a ball)
troll - cause to move round and round; "The child trolled her hoop"
4.wheel - ride a bicyclewheel - ride a bicycle      
unicycle - ride a unicycle
backpedal - pedal backwards on a bicycle
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"

wheel

noun
1. disc, ring, hoop a bicycle wheel
verb
1. push, trundle, roll He wheeled his bike into the alley beside the house.
2. turn, swing, spin, revolve, rotate, whirl, swivel He wheeled around to face her.
3. circle, orbit, go round, twirl, gyrate A flock of crows wheeled overhead.
at or behind the wheel driving, steering, in the driving seat, in the driver's seat He persuaded his wife to say she was at the wheel when the car crashed.

wheel

noun
1. A closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this:
Archaic: orb.
2. Circular movement around a point or about an axis:
verb
1. To move or cause to move in circles or around an axis:
2. To run and control (a motor vehicle):
Slang: tool.
3. To turn or cause to turn in place, as on a hinge or fixed point, tracing an arclike path:
Translations
دولاب القِيادَهدولاب، عَجَلعَجَلَةيَدْفَع ، يُحَرِّك العَجَلاتيَدور بِسُرْعَه
колело
kolo
hjulratskiveskubbetrække
pyöräratasruorikaartaa
kotač
kerékvolánhirtelen megfordul
rota
hjólhjól; leirkerahjól, stÿrirúlla, ÿta, akasnúafljúga í hringi
車輪
바퀴
rota
invalido vežimėlisračiusratasritintisu ratais
ritenisstumtstūrestūrētvadīt
koleso
kolovolan
hjul
พวงมาลัย
tekerlektekerlek cinsi şeylerâniden dönmekdaireler çizerek uçmakiterek/çekerek götürmek
колесо
bánh xe

wheel

[wiːl]
A. N
1. (lit) → rueda f; (= steering wheel) → volante m (Naut) → timón m; (potter's) → torno m
a basket on wheelsuna cesta con ruedas
to be at or behind the wheelestar al volante
to take the wheeltomar el volante
see also big C
2. (Mil) → vuelta f, conversión f
a wheel to the rightuna vuelta hacia la derecha
3. wheelscoche msing
do you have wheels?¿tienes coche?
4. (in fig phrases) the wheel of fortunela rueda de fortuna
the wheels of governmentel mecanismo del gobierno
there are wheels within wheelsesto es más complicado de lo que parece, esto tiene su miga
B. VT (= push) [+ bicycle, pram] → empujar; [+ child] → pasear en cochecito
we wheeled it over to the windowlo empujamos hasta la ventana
when it broke down I had to wheel itcuando se averió tuve que empujarlo
C. VI
1. (= roll) → rodar
2. (= turn) → girar; [bird] → revolotear
to wheel left (Mil) → dar una vuelta hacia la izquierda
to wheel round [+ person] → girar sobre los talones
3. to wheel and dealandar en trapicheos, hacer chanchullos
D. CPD wheel horse N (US) → trabajador(a) m/f infatigable, mula f de carga
wheel out VT + ADV [+ supporter, expert] → traer; [+ idea, cliché] → desempolvar

wheel

hwiːl]
n
[car, bike, cart] → roue f
(also steering wheel) [car] → volant m; [ship] → gouvernail m
vt [+ bike, scooter] → pousser; [+ pram, pushchair] → pousser
vi
(also wheel round) → faire volte-face
She wheeled around sharply and headed for the exit → Elle fit volte-face subitement et se dirigea vers la sortie.
He wheeled around to face her
BUT Il se retourna pour lui faire face.wheel and deal vimagouiller

wheel

n
Rad nt; (= steering wheel)Lenkrad nt; (Naut) → Steuer(rad) nt; (= roulette wheel)Drehscheibe f; (= paddle wheel)Schaufelrad nt; (= potter’s wheel)(Töpfer)scheibe f; at the wheel (lit)am Steuer; (fig also)am Ruder; wheel (of fortune)Glücksrad nt; the wheels of progressder Fortschritt; (in history) → die Weiterentwicklung; the wheels of government/justicedie Mühlen der Regierung/der Gerechtigkeit; wheels within wheelsgewisse Verbindungen or Beziehungen
(Mil) → Schwenkung f; a wheel to the right, a right wheeleine Schwenkung nach rechts, eine Rechtsschwenkung
wheels pl (inf: = car) → fahrbare(r) Untersatz (hum inf); do you have wheels?bist du motorisiert? (inf)
vt
(= push) bicycle, pram, childschieben; (= pull)ziehen; (invalid) wheelchairfahren; the cripple wheeled himself into the room/alongder Krüppel fuhr mit seinem Rollstuhl ins Zimmer/fuhr in seinem Rollstuhl
(= cause to turn)drehen
vi (= turn)drehen; (birds, planes)kreisen; (Mil) → schwenken; to wheel leftnach links schwenken; left wheel!links schwenkt!

wheel

:
wheelbarrow
nSchubkarre f, → Schubkarren m
wheelbarrow race
nSchubkarrenrennen nt
wheelbase
nRad(ab)stand m
wheel brace
wheel button
n (of computer mouse)Radtaste f
wheelchair
nRollstuhl m; he spent six months in a wheeler saß sechs Monate im Rollstuhl
wheelchair-bound
adjan den Rollstuhl gefesselt or gebunden
wheelchair user
nRollstuhlfahrer(in) m(f)
wheel clamp
n (Brit) → (Park)kralle f
vtkrallen

wheel

[wiːl]
1. n (gen) → ruota (also steering wheel) → volante m (Naut) → timone m (also potter's wheel) → tornio da vasaio (also spinning wheel) → filatoio
at the wheel (Aut) → al volante (Naut) → al timone
this car is a four-wheel drive → questa è una macchina a quattro ruote motrici
to take the wheel → prendere il volante (Naut) → prendere il timone
the wheel of fortune → la ruota della fortuna
the wheels of government → gli ingranaggi dello stato
there are wheels within wheels (fig) → è più complesso di quello che sembra
to put one's shoulder to the wheel (fig) → darci dentro
the wheel has come or turned full circle (fig) → la fortuna è girata
2. vt (push, bicycle, pram) → spingere
we wheeled it over to the window → l'abbiamo spinto verso la finestra
3. vi (birds) → roteare
to wheel left (Mil) → fare una conversione a sinistra
to wheel round (person) → girarsi sui tacchi, voltarsi
to wheel and deal (fam) → trafficare

wheel

(wiːl) noun
1. a circular frame or disc turning on a rod or axle, on which vehicles etc move along the ground. A bicycle has two wheels, a tricycle three, and most cars four; a cartwheel.
2. any of several things similar in shape and action. a potter's wheel; He was found drunk at the wheel (= steering-wheel) of his car.
verb
1. to cause to move on wheels. He wheeled his bicycle along the path.
2. to (cause to) turn quickly. He wheeled round and slapped me.
3. (of birds) to fly in circles.
wheeled adjective
a wheeled vehicle.
-wheeled
a four-wheeled vehicle.
ˈwheelbarrow noun
a small carrier with one wheel at the front, and two legs and two handles at the back. He used a wheelbarrow to move the manure to the back garden.
ˈwheelchair noun
a chair with wheels, used for moving from place to place by invalids or those who cannot walk.
ˈwheelhouse noun
the shelter in which a ship's steering-wheel is placed.
ˈwheelwright noun
a craftsman who makes wheels.

wheel

عَجَلَة kolo hjul Rad τροχός rueda pyörä roue kotač ruota 車輪 바퀴 wiel hjul koło roda колесо hjul พวงมาลัย tekerlek bánh xe 轮子

wheel

n. rueda;
v. hacer rodar.
References in classic literature ?
Near it tilted a shattered windmill frame, that had no wheel.
Wayne, in his celebrated campaign on the Miami, received the fire of his enemies in line; and then causing his dragoons to wheel round his flanks, the Indians were driven from their covers before they had time to load.
I have likened it to a sentinel, but its slow wheel, for a moment, was rather the prowl of a baffled beast.
Scorning a turnstile wheel at her reverend helm, she sported there a tiller; and that tiller was in one mass, curiously carved from the long narrow lower jaw of her hereditary foe.
Upon both sides of this wheel there was a narrow space, into which came the hogs at the end of their journey; in the midst of them stood a great burly Negro, bare-armed and bare-chested.
Anon the steersman at the wheel paused and smiled, as the picture-like head gleamed through the window of the round house, and in a moment was gone again.
The two upper lines are not the horse's back, they are the reigns; there seems to be a wheel missing-- this would be corrected in a finished Work, of course.
We skipped out and looked; but it warn't nothing but the flutter of a steamboat's wheel away down, coming around the point; so we come back.
His right hand, mean- time, describing stately circles -- for it was representing a forty-foot wheel.
Mother let us all walk in and wheel Mira in the baby carriage, because we couldn't afford to go to the circus in the afternoon.
I stopped my oxen to open the woods gate; and just as I did so, before I could get hold of my ox-rope, the oxen again started, rushed through the gate, catching it between the wheel and the body of the cart, tearing it to pieces, and coming within a few inches of crushing me against the gate-post.
We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence.