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English noun: wheel

1. wheel (artifact) 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)

Broader (hypernym)machine, simple machine

Narrower (hyponym)balance, balance wheel, bicycle wheel, buffing wheel, car wheel, cartwheel, cogwheel, daisy print wheel, daisy wheel, driving wheel, emery wheel, gear, gear wheel, geared wheel, grinding wheel, handwheel, nosewheel, paddle wheel, paddlewheel, pinwheel, potter's wheel, ratchet wheel, roller, roulette, rowel, sprocket, sprocket wheel, toothed wheel, trundle, wagon wheel, water wheel, water wheel, waterwheel, waterwheel

Part holonymfelloe, felly, rim

Part meronymwheeled vehicle

2. wheel (artifact) a handwheel that is used for steering

Synonymssteering wheel

Broader (hypernym)handwheel

Part meronymsteering mechanism, steering system

3. wheel (attribute) forces that provide energy and direction

SamplesThe wheels of government began to turn.

Broader (hypernym)force

4. wheel (artifact) a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel

Broader (hypernym)helm

5. wheel (artifact) 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

Synonymsroulette wheel

Broader (hypernym)game equipment

6. wheel (artifact) an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims


Broader (hypernym)instrument of torture

7. wheel (artifact) a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

Synonymsbicycle, bike, cycle

Broader (hypernym)wheeled vehicle

Narrower (hyponym)all-terrain bike, bicycle-built-for-two, mountain bike, off-roader, ordinary, ordinary bicycle, push-bike, safety bicycle, safety bike, tandem, tandem bicycle, velocipede

Part holonymbicycle seat, bicycle wheel, chain, coaster brake, foot lever, foot pedal, handlebar, kickstand, mudguard, pedal, saddle, splash guard, splash-guard, sprocket, sprocket wheel, treadle

English verb: wheel

1. wheel (motion) change directions as if revolving on a pivot

SamplesThey wheeled their horses around and left.

Synonymswheel around

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go around, revolve, rotate

Narrower (hyponym)cartwheel

2. wheel (motion) wheel somebody or something

Synonymswheel around

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)transport

3. wheel (motion) move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle

SamplesThe President's convoy rolled past the crowds.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)bowl, troll

4. wheel (motion) ride a bicycle

Synonymsbicycle, bike, cycle, pedal

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)ride

Narrower (hyponym)backpedal, unicycle

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