NounWheel (plural Wheels)
- A circular device capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation or performing labour in machines.
- (informal, with "the") A steering wheel and its implied control of a vehicle.
- (nautical) The instrument attached to the rudder by which a vessel is steered.
- (slang) A person with a great deal of power or influence; a big wheel.
- (poker slang) The lowest straight in poker: ace, 2, 3, 4, 5.
- (automotive) wheel rim
- (wheel rim): rim
- (intransitive or transitive) To roll along as on wheels.
- Wheel that trolley over here, would you?
- (intransitive) To travel around in large circles, particularly in the air.
- The vulture wheeled above us.
- (transitive) To transport something or someone using any wheeled mechanism, such as a wheelchair.
Adjectives for Wheel
ardent; muffled; toothed; sentient; tardy; interior; flaming; buckled; whirling; fervid; humming; formidable; jarring; worm-eaten; gilded; living; westering; broad-tired; massive; shining; wobbling; rolling; restless; ponderous; creaking; glowing; retreating; worn-out; waggly; spinning; whirring; gambling.
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, bicycle, big cheese, big noise, big shot, big wheel, big-time operator, big-timer, bike, boot, bout, buffing wheel, bus, carousel, cartwheel, caster, catch a train, centrifugate, centrifuge, chaplet, charioteer, chauffeur, chopper, circle, circuit, circuiteer, circular saw, circulate, circulation, circumambulate, circumference, circummigrate, circumnavigate, circumrotate, circumvent, circumvolute, circumvolution, circus, close the circle, closed circle, cog, cogwheel, come about, come again, come and go, come around, come full circle, come round, come round again, come up again, compass, conference, contrate wheel, corona, coronet, course, crank, crown, crown wheel, cycle, cycloidal gear, deflect, describe a circle, diadem, diastole, discus, disk, divert, dizzy round, do a flip-flop, do an about-face, downbeat, drive, drive wheel, driver, eddy, encircle, encompass, entrain, escape wheel, eternal return, fairy ring, fan, fetch about, flank, flywheel, garland, gear, gearwheel, girdle, girdle the globe, glory, go about, go around, go by rail, go round, go the round, gurge, gyrate, gyration, gyre, gyrowheel, halo, have second thoughts, heel, helm, high-muck-a-muck, his nibs, idler wheel, impeller, intermit, iron, iron heel, joyride, kick wheel, lap, lasso, logical circle, loop, looplet, maelstrom, magic circle, make a circuit, make a train, merry-go-round, mill wheel, minibike, motocycle, motor, motorbike, motorcycle, noose, orbit, oscillate, paddle wheel, pedal, pedal wheel, pedicab, pig, pilot, pinion, pinwheel, pirouette, piston, pivot, pivot about, power wheel, prayer wheel, prop, propellant, propeller, propulsor, pulley, pulsate, pulse, put about, rack, radius, rat race, reappear, recur, reel, reins, reins of government, reoccur, repeat, return, revolution, revolve, ride, ring, road-bike, roll around, roller, rolling stone, rondelle, rotate, rotation, rotator, rotor, roulette wheel, round, roundabout, roundel, rudder, rundle, saucer, scarpines, screw, screw propeller, series, sheer, skirt, spell, sphincter, spin, spiral, stagger, steering wheel, surge, surround, swing, swing round, swirl, swivel, systole, take a joyride, taxi, tergiversate, thesis, thumbscrew, tiller, tool, top, totter, trail bike, tricycle, trike, truck, truckle, turbine, turn, turn a pirouette, turn about, turn around, turn round, turn tail, twin screws, twirl, twist, undulate, upbeat, veer, veer around, vicious circle, volte-face, vortex, wamble, water wheel, wheel about, wheel around, wheel of fortune, whip, whirl, whirlabout, whirler, whirligig, whirlpool, whirlwind, wind, wreath
Middle English whele, from Old English hwēoġol, hwēol, from Proto-Germanic *hwehwlan (cf. West Frisian tsjil, Dutch wiel, Danish hjul), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷekʷlóm (cf. Tocharian B kokale 'cart, wagon', Ancient Greek κύκλος (kýklos) 'cycle, wheel', Avestan čaxrō, Sanskrit cakrám), reduplication of *kʷel 'to turn' (cf. Welsh dymchwel 'to overturn, upset', Latin colere 'to till, cultivate', Tocharian AB käl 'to bear; bring', Ancient Greek (Aeolic) pélesthai 'to be in motion', Old Church Slavonic коло (kolo) 'wheel', Albanian sjell 'to turn around', Avestan čaraiti 'it circulates', Sanskrit cárati 'it moves, wanders').
- enPR: wēl, IPA: /wiːl/, SAMPA: /wi:l/
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- Rhymes: -iːl
- Homophones: wheal, weal (in accents with the wine-whine merger), we'll (in accents with the wine-whine merger)
- Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523