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Definition of Wheel

Wheel

  1. A circular frame turning about an axis; a rotating disk, whether solid, or a frame composed of an outer rim, spokes or radii, and a central hub or nave, in which is inserted the axle, -- used for supporting and conveying vehicles, in machinery, and for various purposes; as, the wheel of a wagon, of a locomotive, of a mill, of a watch, etc.
  2. Any instrument having the form of, or chiefly consisting of, a wheel.
  3. A spinning wheel. See under Spinning.
  4. An instrument of torture formerly used.
  5. A circular frame having handles on the periphery, and an axle which is so connected with the tiller as to form a means of controlling the rudder for the purpose of steering.
  6. A potter's wheel. See under Potter.
  7. A firework which, while burning, is caused to revolve on an axis by the reaction of the escaping gases.
  8. The burden or refrain of a song.
  9. A bicycle or a tricycle; a velocipede.
  10. A rolling or revolving body; anything of a circular form; a disk; an orb.
  11. A turn revolution; rotation; compass.
  12. To convey on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle; as, to wheel a load of hay or wood.
  13. To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to cause to gyrate; to make or perform in a circle.
  14. To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate.
  15. To change direction, as if revolving upon an axis or pivot; to turn; as, the troops wheeled to the right.
  16. To go round in a circuit; to fetch a compass.
  17. To roll forward.

Wheel Quotations

Don't reinvent the wheel, just realign it.
Anthony J. D'Angelo

I stand on the sidewalk watching it because the responsibility is mine and I must, I take a very firm hold on the handles of the baby carriage and I wheel it into the traffic.
Grace Abbott

Like a tracer running through the veins of the city, networks of air quality sensors attached to bikes can help measure an individual's exposure to pollution and draw a dynamic map of the urban air on a human scale, as in the case of the Copenhagen Wheel developed by new startup Superpedestrian.
Carlo Ratti

To me, innovations are the wheel, fire, language, movable type. There are not 3 million innovations; there are 3 million inventions.
Dean Kamen

A lot of the songs start with an image. I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old, dirty green car, with the window rolled down, in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel, looking out at me.
Edie Brickell
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Wheel Translations

wheel in Afrikaans is wiel
wheel in Danish is hjul
wheel in Dutch is wiel, rad
wheel in French is roue
wheel in German is Rad
wheel in Italian is ruota
wheel in Latin is rota
wheel in Norwegian is hjul
wheel in Portuguese is roda
wheel in Spanish is rueda
wheel in Swedish is hjul, ratt, ring
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