A wheel on a car




  • To roll along on wheels.
  • To transport something or someone using any wheeled mechanism, such as a wheelchair.
  • To ride a bicycle or tricycle.
  • To change direction quickly, turn, pivot, whirl, wheel around.
  • To cause to change direction quickly, turn.
  • To travel around in large circles, particularly in the air.
  • To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to make or perform in a circle.


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  • From Middle English whele, from Old English hwēol, from Proto-Germanic *hwehwlą, *hweulō (compare West Frisian tsjil, Dutch wiel, Danish hjul), from Proto-Indo-European *kʷekʷlóm, *kʷékʷlos, *kʷékʷléh₂ (compare Tocharian B kokale ("cart, wagon"), Ancient Greek κύκλος ("cycle, wheel"), Avestan 𐬗𐬀𐬑𐬭𐬀, Sanskrit चक्र), reduplication of *kʷel- and a suffix (literally "(the thing that) turns and turns"; compare Latin colō ("to till, cultivate"), Tocharian A and Tocharian B käl-, Ancient Greek πέλω ("to come into existence, become"), Old Church Slavonic коло ("wheel"), Albanian sjell ("to bring, carry, turn around"), Avestan 𐬗𐬀𐬭𐬀𐬌𐬙𐬌, Sanskrit चरति ("it moves, wanders")). charkha, Ku Klux Klan, cycle, and chakra.

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