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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


Synonymsrack


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.


Synonymsroll


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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