- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
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(Heb. galgal; rendered "wheel" in Psalms 83:13, and "a rolling thing" in Isaiah 17:13; R.V. in both, "whirling dust"). This word has been supposed to mean the wild artichoke, which assumes the form of a globe, and in autumn breaks away from its roots, and is rolled about by the wind in some places in great numbers.
1. A circular frame of wood, iron or other metal, consisting of a nave or hub, into which are inserted spokes which sustain a rim or felly; the whole turning on an axis. The name is also given to a solid circular or round piece of wood or metal, which revolves on an axis. The wheel and axle constitute one of the mechanical powers.
2. A circular body.
3. A carriage that moves on wheels.
4. An instrument for torturing criminals; as an examination made by the rack and the wheel
5. A machine for spinning thread, of various kinds.
6. Rotation; revolution; turn; as the vicissitude and wheel of things.
7. A turning about; a compass.
He throws his flight in many an airy wheel
8. In pottery, a round board turned by a lathe in a horizontal position, on which the clay is shaped by the hand.
WHEEL-ANIMAL, noun A genus of animalcules, with arms for taking their prey, resembling wheels.
WHEEL-BARROW, noun [wheel and barrow.] A barrow moved on a single wheel.
WHEEL-BOAT, noun [wheel and boat.] A boat with wheels, to be used either on water or upon inclined planes or rail-ways.
WHEEL-CARRIAGE, noun [wheel and carriage.] A carriage moved on wheels.
WHEELED, participle passive Conveyed on wheels; turned; rolled round.
WHEELER, noun A maker of wheels.
WHEEL-FIRE, noun [wheel and fire.] In chemistry, a fire which encompasses the crucible without touching it.
WHEELING, participle present tense Conveying on wheels or in a wheel-carriage; turning.
1. The act of conveying on wheels.
2. The act of passing on wheels, or convenience for passing on wheels. We say, it is good wheeling or bad wheeling according to the state of the roads.
3. A turning or circular movement of troops embodied.
WHEEL-SHAPED, adjective [wheel and shape.] In botany, rotate; monopetalous, expanding into a flat border at top, with scarcely any tube; as a wheel-shaped corol.
WHEEL-WRIGHT, noun [wheel and wright.] A man whose occupation is to make wheels and wheel-carriages, as carts and wagons.
WHEEL, verb transitive
1. To convey on wheels; as, to wheel a load of hay or wood.
2. To put into a rotary motion; to cause to turn round.
WHEEL, verb intransitive
1. To turn on an axis.
2. To turn; to move round; as, a body of troops wheel to the right or left.
3. To fetch a compass.
Then wheeling down the steep of heavn he flies.
4. To roll forward.
Must wheel on th earth, devouring where it rolls.
WHEELY, adjective Circular; suitable to rotation.