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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

The wheel is come full circle. - William Shakespeare
The wheel is come full circle.
William Shakespeare

Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always come around to where you started again.
Stephen King

I'm lazy. But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things.
Lech Walesa

I would say colonialism is a wonderful thing. It spread civilization to Africa. Before it they had no written language, no wheel as we know it, no schools, no hospitals, not even normal clothing.
Ian Smith

Colors must fit together as pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel.
Hans Hofmann
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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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