[wiːl] or [wil]


(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).

(noun.) a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel.

(noun.) forces that provide energy and direction; 'the wheels of government began to turn'.

(verb.) move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; 'The President's convoy rolled past the crowds'.

(verb.) change directions as if revolving on a pivot; 'They wheeled their horses around and left'.

(verb.) wheel somebody or something.

Checker: Phelps--From WordNet


(n.) 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.

(n.) Any instrument having the form of, or chiefly consisting of, a wheel.

(n.) A spinning wheel. See under Spinning.

(n.) An instrument of torture formerly used.

(n.) 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.

(n.) A potter's wheel. See under Potter.

(n.) A firework which, while burning, is caused to revolve on an axis by the reaction of the escaping gases.

(n.) The burden or refrain of a song.

(n.) A bicycle or a tricycle; a velocipede.

(n.) A rolling or revolving body; anything of a circular form; a disk; an orb.

(n.) A turn revolution; rotation; compass.

(v. t.) To convey on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle; as, to wheel a load of hay or wood.

(v. t.) To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to cause to gyrate; to make or perform in a circle.

(v. i.) To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate.

(v. i.) To change direction, as if revolving upon an axis or pivot; to turn; as, the troops wheeled to the right.

(v. i.) To go round in a circuit; to fetch a compass.

(v. i.) To roll forward.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

v. n. [1]. Revolve, rotate, turn, gyrate, roll, turn round, move round.[2]. Deviate, deflect, diverge, turn aside, alter one's course.

v. a. [1]. Whirl, twirl, spin, put into a rotatory motion.[2]. Move on wheels, convey on wheels.

Typist: Lottie


n. a circular frame turning on an axle: an old instrument of torture: a steering-wheel: (fig.) the course of events from the wheel one of the attributes of Fortune the emblem of mutability: (coll.) a bicycle or tricycle: circular motion: principle of life or motion: (Shak.) a refrain: (pl.) chariot: (slang) a dollar.—v.t. to cause to whirl: to convey on wheels: to turn.—v.i. to turn round or on an axis: to roll forward: to change direction: to move in a circle: to change about: (coll.) to ride a bicycle or tricycle.—ns. Wheel′-an′imal -animal′cule a rotifer; Wheel′-barrow a barrow supported on one wheel and two handles and driven forward by one man; Wheel′-boat a boat having wheels for use on water or on inclined planes; Wheel′-carr′iage any kind of carriage moved on wheels; Wheel′-chair a chair moving on wheels.—adj. Wheel′-cut cut or ground and polished on a wheel—of glass.—n. Wheel′-cut′ter a machine for cutting the teeth on watch and clock wheels.—p.adj. Wheeled having wheels.—ns. Wheel′er one who wheels: the horse nearest the wheels of a carriage: a maker of wheels; Wheel′-horse one of the horses next the wheels in a team; Wheel′-house a box or small house erected over the steering-wheel in ships: a paddle-box; Wheel′ing the act of moving or conveying on wheels: a turning or circular movement of troops; Wheel′-lock a lock for firing a gun by means of a small steel wheel; Wheel′man a steersman: a cyclist; Wheel′-plough a plough the depth of whose furrow is regulated by a wheel; Wheel′-race the part of a race in which the water-wheel is fixed; Wheel′-tax a tax on carriages; Wheel′-win′dow a circular window with radiating tracery; Wheel′-work a combination of wheels and their connection in machinery; Wheel′wright a wright who makes wheels and wheel-carriages.—adj. Wheel′y like a wheel.—Wheel and axle one of the mechanical powers in its primitive form a cylindrical axle on which a wheel concentric with the axle is firmly fastened the power being applied to the wheel and the weight attached to the axis; Wheel of life (see Zoetrope); Wheels within wheels a complication of circumstances.—Break a butterfly (fly &c.) upon the wheel to inflict a punishment out of all proportion to the offence: to employ great exertions for insignificant ends.

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Unserious Contents or Definition

To see swiftly rotating wheels in your dreams, foretells that you will be thrifty and energetic in your business and be successful in pursuits of domestic bliss. To see idle or broken wheels, proclaims death or absence of some one in your household.

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