wheel

n.

  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.

v. t.

  1. To convey on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle; as, to wheel a load of hay or wood.
  2. 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.

  1. To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate.
  2. To change direction, as if revolving upon an axis or pivot; to turn; as, the troops wheeled to the right.
  3. To go round in a circuit; to fetch a compass.
  4. To roll forward.