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wheel

noun

1 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).

Roget 633: machinery, mechanism, engineering.    instrument, organ, tool, implement, utensil, machine, engine, lathe, gin, mill; air engine, ... show more

Roget 250: convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion; camber, cahot [U.S.].    thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.].    swell.    intumescence; ... show more

Dutch: rad, stuur, stuurwiel, wiel



2 wheel

A handwheel that is used for steering.

synonym: steering wheel.

Dutch: stuur, stuurwiel
Polish: kierownica

3 wheel

Forces that provide energy and direction.

4 wheel

A circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel.

Polish: koło sterowe

5 wheel

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.

synonym: roulette wheel.

Roget 312: rotation, revolution, spinning, gyration, turning about an axis, turning aound an axis, circulation, roll; circumrotation, circumvolution, circumgyration; volutation, circination, turbination, ... show more

6 wheel

An instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims.

synonym: rack.

Roget 975: scourge, rod, cane, stick; ratan, rattan; birch, birch rod; azote, blacksnake, bullwhack [U.S.], chicote, kurbash, quirt, ... show more

Polish: koło, kołowrót, rota

7 wheel

A wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals.

synonyms: bicycle, bike, cycle.

Roget 247: circularity, roundness; rotundity etc. 249.    circle, circlet, ring, areola, hoop, roundlet, annulus, annulet, ... show more

Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry.    truck, tram; ... show more

Dutch: fiets, rijwiel, stalen ros, velo
Polish: rower

verb

1 wheel

Change directions as if revolving on a pivot:
— They wheeled their horses around and left.

synonym: wheel around.

Roget 311: turn, bend, wheel; go about, put about; heel; go round to the right about, turn round to the right about; turn on one's heel; make a circle, make a complete circle, describe a circle, describe a complete circle; go through 180 degrees, ... show more

Roget 279: alter one's course, deviate, depart from, turn, trend; bend, curve etc. 245; swerve, heel, bear off; gybe, wear.    ... show more

Roget 283: recede, regrade, return, revert, retreat, retire; retrograde, retrocede; back out; back down; balk; crawfish [U.S.], crawl [Slang]; withdraw; ... show more

Roget 312: rotate; roll along; revolve, spin; turn round; circumvolve; circulate; gyre, gyrate, wheel, whirl, pirouette; twirl, trundle, ... show more

Dutch: wielen

2 wheel

Wheel somebody or something.

synonym: wheel around.

3 wheel

Move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle.

synonym: roll.

Dutch: rollen

4 wheel

Ride a bicycle.

synonyms: bicycle, bike, cycle, pedal.


Moby thesaurus: 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 ... show more.

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