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Definition 1: 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 denoting artifact]

(wheel is a kind of ...) a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point

(... is a kind of wheel ) 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

(... is a kind of 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"

(... is a kind of wheel ) toothed wheel held in place by a pawl or detent and turned by a lever

(... is a kind of wheel ) a small wheel without spokes (as on a roller skate)

(... is a kind of wheel ) a wheel with teeth for making a row of perforations

(... is a kind of wheel ) a small spiked wheel at the end of a spur

(... is a kind of wheel ) thin wheel with teeth that engage with a chain

(... is a kind of wheel ) small wheel or roller

(... is a kind of wheel ) a wheel of a wagon

(... is a kind of wheel ) a wheel that rotates by direct action of water; a simple turbine

(... is a kind of wheel ) a wheel with buckets attached to its rim; raises water from a stream or pond

(... is a kind of wheel ) 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'"

(... is a kind of wheel ) a large wheel fitted with paddles and driven by an engine in order to propel a boat

(... is a kind of wheel ) a wheel located under the nose of an airplane that is part of the plane's landing gear

(... is a kind of wheel ) the wheel of a bicycle

(... is a kind of wheel ) a wheel that is covered with soft material

(... is a kind of wheel ) a wheel that has wooden spokes and a metal rim

(... is a kind of wheel ) a wheel that has a tire and rim and hubcap; used to propel the car

(... is a kind of wheel ) a wheel around which is a set of print characters that make a typing impression on paper

(... is a kind of wheel ) a wheel that drives a motor vehicle (transforms torque into a tractive force)

(... is a kind of wheel ) a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion

(... is a kind of wheel ) a wheel composed of abrasive material; used for grinding

(... is a kind of wheel ) a wheel worked by hand

(wheel is a part of ...) rim (or part of the rim) into which spokes are inserted

(wheel is a part of ...) the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached

(... is part of wheel) 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"

Definition 2: a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel - [noun denoting artifact]

(wheel is a kind of ...) steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered

Definition 3: an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for wheel in the sense of this definition

(wheel is a kind of ...) an instrument of punishment designed and used to inflict torture on the condemned person

Definition 4: 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 denoting artifact]

Synonyms for wheel in the sense of this definition

(wheel is a kind of ...) equipment or apparatus used in playing a game

Definition 5: a handwheel that is used for steering - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for wheel in the sense of this definition

(wheel is a kind of ...) control consisting of a wheel whose rim serves as the handle by which a part is operated

(... is part of wheel) a mechanism by which something is steered (especially a motor vehicle)

Definition 6: a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for wheel in the sense of this definition

(wheel is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of wheel ) any of several early bicycles with pedals on the front wheel

(... is a kind of wheel ) bicycle that has two wheels of equal size; pedals are connected to the rear wheel by a multiplying gear

(... is a kind of wheel ) a bicycle that must be pedaled

(... is a kind of wheel ) an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel

(... is a kind of wheel ) a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats

(... is a kind of wheel ) a bicycle with a sturdy frame and fat tires; originally designed for riding in mountainous country

(wheel is a part of ...) 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

(wheel is a part of ...) the shaped bar used to steer a bicycle

(wheel is a part of ...) a brake on a bicycle that engages with reverse pressure on the pedals

(wheel is a part of ...) a lever that is operated with the foot

(wheel is a part of ...) a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament

(wheel is a part of ...) the wheel of a bicycle

(wheel is a part of ...) thin wheel with teeth that engage with a chain

(wheel is a part of ...) a seat for the rider of a bicycle

(wheel is a part of ...) a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels

Definition 7: forces that provide energy and direction - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where wheel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wheels of government began to turn

(wheel is a kind of ...) a powerful effect or influence

"the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them"

Definition 8: change directions as if revolving on a pivot - [verb of motion]

Samples where wheel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They wheeled their horses around and left

Synonyms for wheel in the sense of this definition

(wheel is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of wheel ) do cartwheels: perform an acrobatic movement using both hands and feet

Definition 9: move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle - [verb of motion]

Samples where wheel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The President's convoy rolled past the crowds

Synonyms for wheel in the sense of this definition

(wheel is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of wheel ) roll (a ball)

(... is a kind of wheel ) cause to move round and round

"The child trolled her hoop"

Definition 10: wheel somebody or something - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for wheel in the sense of this definition

(wheel is a kind of ...) move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

Definition 11: ride a bicycle - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for wheel in the sense of this definition

(wheel is a kind of ...) be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

"I ride to work in a bus" "He rides the subway downtown every day"

(... is a kind of wheel ) ride a unicycle

(... is a kind of wheel ) pedal backwards on a bicycle

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