Synonyms of wheel


1. wheel, machine, simple machine

usage: 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)

2. steering wheel, wheel, handwheel

usage: a handwheel that is used for steering

3. wheel, force

usage: forces that provide energy and direction; "the wheels of government began to turn"

4. wheel, helm

usage: a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel

5. roulette wheel, wheel, game equipment

usage: 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

6. rack, wheel, instrument of torture

usage: an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims

7. bicycle, bike, wheel, cycle, wheeled vehicle

usage: a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals


1. wheel, wheel around, revolve, go around, rotate

usage: change directions as if revolving on a pivot; "They wheeled their horses around and left"

2. wheel, wheel around, transport

usage: wheel somebody or something

3. wheel, roll, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle; "The President's convoy rolled past the crowds"

4. bicycle, cycle, bike, pedal, wheel, ride

usage: ride a bicycle

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