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wheel

wheel

 
 
pronunciation:
wil
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
at the wheel
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a round frame that turns on the axle. Wheels are found on cars, trucks, bikes, wagons and other things.
definition 2: any instrument or device that looks or acts like such a frame.
He turned the steering wheel.
 
definition 3: (plural) moving forces.
The wheels of industry never stop.The wheels of justice are slow.
phrase: at the wheel
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: wheeled, wheeling, wheels
definition 1: to cause to turn.
He wheeled his bicycle around the corner.
similar words:
roll, rotate, turn
definition 2: to move or carry on wheels.
They wheeled the patient into the operating room.
definition 3: to turn quickly or suddenly so as to face another direction.
The teacher wheeled to face the class.
similar words:
whirl
derivation: wheelless (adj.)
Homophone Note
The word wheel and the contraction we'll ("we will") sound alike but have different meanings.
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