Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wheel

7 senses of wheel

Sense 1
wheel -- (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))
       => machine, simple machine -- (a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point)

Sense 2
steering wheel, wheel -- (a handwheel that is used for steering)
       => handwheel -- (control consisting of a wheel whose rim serves as the handle by which a part is operated)

Sense 3
wheel -- (forces that provide energy and direction; "the wheels of government began to turn")
       => force -- (a powerful effect or influence; "the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them")

Sense 4
wheel -- (a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel)
       => helm -- (steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered)

Sense 5
roulette wheel, wheel -- (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)
       => game equipment -- (equipment or apparatus used in playing a game)

Sense 6
rack, wheel -- (an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims)
       => instrument of torture -- (an instrument of punishment designed and used to inflict torture on the condemned person)

Sense 7
bicycle, bike, wheel, cycle -- (a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals)
       => wheeled vehicle -- (a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wheel

4 senses of wheel

Sense 1
wheel, wheel around -- (change directions as if revolving on a pivot; "They wheeled their horses around and left")
       => revolve, go around, rotate -- (turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire")

Sense 2
wheel, wheel around -- (wheel somebody or something)
       => transport -- (move something or somebody around; usually over long distances)

Sense 3
wheel, roll -- (move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 4
bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal, wheel -- (ride a bicycle)
       => ride -- (be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day")

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