A wheel is a circular component that is intended to rotate on an axial bearing. The wheel is one of the main components of the wheel and axle which is one of the six simple machines. Wheels, in conjunction with axles, allow heavy objects to be moved easily facilitating movement or transportation while supporting a load, or performing labor in machines. Wheels are also used for other purposes, such as a ship's wheel, steering wheel, potter's wheel and flywheel.

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  1. A circular device capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation or performing labour in machines.
  2. A wheel-like device used as an instrument of torture or punishment.
  3. A steering wheel and its implied control of a vehicle.
  4. The instrument attached to the rudder by which a vessel is steered.
  5. A person with a great deal of power or influence; a big wheel.
  6. The lowest straight in poker: ace, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  7. wheel rim
  8. a round portion of cheese
  9. A spinning wheel.
  10. A potter's wheel.
  11. A Catherine wheel firework.
  12. A rolling or revolving body; anything of a circular form; a disk; an orb.
  13. A turn or revolution; rotation; compass.


  1. To roll along as on wheels.
    Wheel that trolley over here, would you?
  2. To travel around in large circles, particularly in the air.
    The vulture wheeled above us.
  3. To transport something or someone using any wheeled mechanism, such as a wheelchair.
  4. To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to make or perform in a circle.

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