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Etymology

Old English hwēoġol, hwēol, from Proto-Germanic *khwekhwlan, *khwegwlan, from Proto-Indo-European *kwe-k(w)lo-, wheel, circle, a reduplicated form of Proto-Indo-European base *k(w)el-, to go round. Cognate with Dutch wiel, wheel; Old Church Slavonic коло; Latin colere (to cultivate, to inhabit; = to turn around); and Old Norse hvél, hjól, wheel

Pronunciation

Rhymes: -iːl

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Noun

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wheel

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  1. A circular device capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation or performing labour in machines.
  2. (informal, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A steering wheel and its implied control of a vehicle.
  3. (nautical) The instrument attached to the rudder by which a vessel is steered.
  4. (slang) A person with a great deal of power or influence; a big wheel.
  5. (poker Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The lowest straight in poker: ace, 2, 3, 4, 5.

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Verb

Infinitive
to wheel

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to wheel (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To roll along as on wheels.
  2. (intransitive) To travel around in large circles, particularly in the air.
    The vulture wheeled above us.

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