Associations to the word «Wheel»


WHEEL, noun. A circular device capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation or performing labour in machines.
WHEEL, noun. (informal) (with "the") A steering wheel and its implied control of a vehicle.
WHEEL, noun. (nautical) The instrument attached to the rudder by which a vessel is steered.
WHEEL, noun. A spinning wheel.
WHEEL, noun. A potter's wheel.
WHEEL, noun. (heraldiccharge) This device used as a heraldic charge, usually with six spokes.
WHEEL, noun. A wheel-like device used as an instrument of torture or punishment.
WHEEL, noun. (slang) A person with a great deal of power or influence; a big wheel.
WHEEL, noun. (poker slang) The lowest straight in poker: ace, 2, 3, 4, 5.
WHEEL, noun. (automotive) Wheel rim.
WHEEL, noun. A round portion of cheese.
WHEEL, noun. A Catherine wheel firework.
WHEEL, noun. (obsolete) A rolling or revolving body; anything of a circular form; a disk; an orb.
WHEEL, noun. A turn or revolution; rotation; compass.
WHEEL, verb. (intransitive or transitive) To roll along as on wheels.
WHEEL, verb. (intransitive) To travel around in large circles, particularly in the air.
WHEEL, verb. (transitive) To transport something or someone using any wheeled mechanism, such as a wheelchair.
WHEEL, verb. (transitive) To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to make or perform in a circle.
WHEEL AND AXLE, noun. A simple machine consisting of a wheel (or similar lever) that turns an axle around which a cord is wound; its mechanical advantage is the ratio of the diameters of the wheel and axle
WHEEL AND DEAL, verb. To work as an intermediary, making a profit from by buying and selling things, or making contracts between parties.
WHEEL ARCH, noun. The shaped part of the wing of a car that allows the wheel to be accessed
WHEEL AROUND, verb. To transport someone or something to various locations by pushing a wheeled transporter such as a wheelchair or a wheelbarrow or trolley.
WHEEL AROUND, verb. In dancing, when a couple, holding hands, turns around 180 degrees, with the left hand dancer moving backward and the right hand dancer moving forward.
WHEEL ARTIST, noun. (espionage) A specialist in outdoor surveillance in a vehicle.
WHEEL AWAY, verb. (idiomatic) (chiefly sports) To run around in celebration
WHEEL BUG, noun. Arilus cristatus, a large true bug with wheel-shaped pronotal armor. They are predators upon soft-bodied insects.
WHEEL BUGS, noun. Plural of wheel bug
WHEEL CLAMP, noun. A device, locked to the wheel of a motor car to prevent it from being driven; normally used to enforce payment of a traffic violation fine
WHEEL CLAMPS, noun. Plural of wheel clamp
WHEEL DOG, noun. (mushing) one of the dogs directly in front of the sled and take most of the force.
WHEEL FIDDLE, noun. (dated) Synonym of hurdy-gurdy.
WHEEL FIDDLES, noun. Plural of wheel fiddle
WHEEL HORSE, noun. One of the horses nearest to the wheels of a carriage, as opposed to a leader, or forward horse.
WHEEL OF DEATH, noun. (circus) A hollow wheel larger than a person attached to and suspended from an axle inside of which an artist performs.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE, proper noun. (mythology) (philosophy) The wheel of Fortune.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE, proper noun. (hence) A wheel of fortune; a big six wheel.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE, proper noun. (hence) A television game show where word puzzles are solved by filling in the letters, presumably derived from the wheel that the goddess Fortuna spun.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE, proper noun. (mythology) (philosophy) The mythological wheel whose turns, which are random, determine men's fortunes.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE, proper noun. A particular card in a tarot deck.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE, noun. (mythology) (philosophy) The wheel of Fortune.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE, noun. A gambling or lottery device consisting of a wheel which is spun horizontally in order to determine, by its stopping position, whether the gambler will receive one of the prizes marked around its circumference.
WHEEL OF FORTUNES, noun. Plural of wheel of fortune
WHEEL OF LIFE, noun. (Hinduism) (Buddhism and Jainism) A mandala, representing the continuous cycle of birth, life and death.
WHEEL ORE, noun. A variety of bournonite with wheel-shaped twin crystals.
WHEEL PRESS, noun. A press by which railway-car wheels are forced on, or off, their axles.
WHEEL STITCH, noun. A stitch resembling a spider's web, worked into the material, and not over an open space.
WHEEL TREE, noun. Aspidosperma excelsum, a tree native to Peru.
WHEEL URCHIN, noun. Any sea urchin of the genus Rotula having a round, flat shell.
WHEEL WINDOW, noun. A circular window having radiating mullions arranged like the spokes of a wheel.
WHEEL WITHIN A WHEEL, noun. (idiomatic) A complication of circumstances, motives, etc.

Dictionary definition

WHEEL, noun. 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).
WHEEL, noun. A handwheel that is used for steering.
WHEEL, noun. Forces that provide energy and direction; "the wheels of government began to turn".
WHEEL, noun. A circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel.
WHEEL, noun. 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.
WHEEL, noun. An instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims.
WHEEL, noun. A wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals.
WHEEL, verb. Change directions as if revolving on a pivot; "They wheeled their horses around and left".
WHEEL, verb. Wheel somebody or something.
WHEEL, verb. Move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds".
WHEEL, verb. Ride a bicycle.

Wise words

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