1. (n.) A circular frame turning about an axis; a rotating disk, whether solid, or a frame composed of an outer rim, spokes or radii, and a central hub or nave, in which is inserted the axle, -- used for supporting and conveying vehicles, in machinery, and for various purposes; as, the wheel of a wagon, of a locomotive, of a mill, of a watch, etc.

2. (n.) Any instrument having the form of, or chiefly consisting of, a wheel.

3. (n.) A spinning wheel. See under Spinning.

4. (n.) An instrument of torture formerly used.

5. (n.) A circular frame having handles on the periphery, and an axle which is so connected with the tiller as to form a means of controlling the rudder for the purpose of steering.

6. (n.) A potter's wheel. See under Potter.

7. (n.) A firework which, while burning, is caused to revolve on an axis by the reaction of the escaping gases.

8. (n.) The burden or refrain of a song.

9. (n.) A bicycle or a tricycle; a velocipede.

10. (n.) A rolling or revolving body; anything of a circular form; a disk; an orb.

11. (n.) A turn revolution; rotation; compass.

12. (v. t.) To convey on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle; as, to wheel a load of hay or wood.

13. (v. t.) To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to cause to gyrate; to make or perform in a circle.

14. (v. i.) To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate.

15. (v. i.) To change direction, as if revolving upon an axis or pivot; to turn; as, the troops wheeled to the right.

16. (v. i.) To go round in a circuit; to fetch a compass.

17. (v. i.) To roll forward.

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