Meaning of WHEEL in English

WHEEL

I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hweogol, hwēol; akin to Old Norse hvēl ~, Greek kyklos circle, ~, Sanskrit cakra, Latin colere to cultivate, inhabit, Sanskrit carati he moves, wanders Date: before 12th century a circular frame of hard material that may be solid, partly solid, or spoked and that is capable of turning on an axle, a contrivance or apparatus having as its principal part a ~: as, a chiefly medieval instrument of torture designed for mutilating a victim (as by stretching or disjointing), bicycle , any of many revolving disks or drums used as gambling paraphernalia, potter's ~ , steering ~ , 3. an imaginary turning ~ symbolizing the inconstancy of fortune, a recurring course, development, or action ; cycle , something (as a round flat cheese) resembling a ~ in shape, 5. a curving or circular movement, a rotation or turn usually about an axis or center, 6. a moving or essential part of something compared to a machine , a directing or controlling force, a person of importance especially in an organization , the refrain or burden of a song, 8. a circuit of theaters or places of entertainment, a sports league, a ~ed vehicle, legs, ~less adjective II. verb Date: 13th century intransitive verb to turn on or as if on an axis ; revolve , to change direction as if revolving on a pivot , to move or extend in a circle or curve , to travel on or as if on ~s or in a ~ed vehicle, transitive verb to cause to turn on or as if on an axis ; rotate , to convey or move on or as if on ~s or in a ~ed vehicle , to cause to change direction as if revolving on a pivot, to make or perform in a circle or curve

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