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wheel

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wheel

  1. 1 a rapid turning about on an axis or central point the wheel of the tape reel Synonyms of wheel gyration, pirouette, reel, revolution, roll, rotation, twirl, spin, whirlWords Related to wheel circuit, circulation, ring, round; coil, curl, curve, spiral, twist, whorl; circle, orbit; eddy, swirl

  2. 2 one of high position or importance within a group she's a major wheel in that state's Democratic Party Synonyms of wheel big, big boy, big cheese, bigfoot, biggie, big gun, big leaguer, big-timer, big wheel, bigwig, fat cat, heavy, heavy hitter, heavyweight, high-muck-a-muck (or high-muckety-muck), honcho, kahuna, kingfish, kingpin, major leaguer, muckety-muck (also muck-a-muck or mucky-muck), nabob, nawab, nibs, nob [chiefly British], pooh-bah (also poo-bah), big shotWords Related to wheel baron, czar (also tsar or tzar), king, lion, magnate, mogul, prince, tycoon; VIPNear Antonyms of wheel inferior, subordinate, underling; mediocrity, obscurityAntonyms of wheel lightweight, nobody, nonentity, nothing, shrimp, twerp, whippersnapper, zero, zilch

  3. 3 a series of events or actions that repeat themselves regularly and in the same order the wheel of time turns: the children are now the parents, and their children have taken their place at the school desks Synonyms of wheel circle, merry-go-round, round, cycle, zodiacWords Related to wheel pattern, syndrome; course, development, progression, run; beat, circuit, loop, ring; rotation, revolution, turn, turnover; chain, sequence, series, string, succession, train

  4. 4 wheels pl  slang  a self-propelled passenger vehicle on four wheels now that I've got wheels, I can go to the outlet mall Synonyms of wheel auto, automobile, bus, horseless carriage, machine, motor, motorcar, motor vehicle, wheels [slang]Words Related to wheel coach, jitney, microbus, minibus, minivan, omnibus, van; convertible, fastback, hardtop, hatchback, notchback, ragtop, sports car, sport-utility vehicle, station wagon, SUV, town car, wagon, woody (or woodie); compact, coupe (or coupé), intermediate, limousine, mini, minicar, sedan, subcompact, V-8; gas-guzzler, land yacht; muscle car, stock car, turbocar; beater, clunker, crate, flivver, jalopy, junker; cream puff; phaeton, roadster, tin lizzie, touring car; hybrid


wheel

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wheel

  1. 1 to change the course or direction of (something) wheeled the bike around sharply to see what had fallen off Synonyms of wheel deflect, divert, redirect, swing, veer, turn, whipWords Related to wheel avert, deviate, move, rechannel, shift, shunt, sidetrack, swerve, switch, transfer; swivel, twist, whirl, zigzag; bend, curve, sway; reverse, turn back

  2. 2 to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis wheeled the bicycle's tires around to see if they were balanced Synonyms of wheel pivot, revolve, roll, rotate, spin, swing, swirl, swivel, twirl, twist, turn, whirlWords Related to wheel screw, unscrew; twiddle; coil, crank, reel, wind; circulate

  3. 3 to move in circles around an axis or center she wheeled around and around until finally she got dizzy and fell down Synonyms of wheel gyrate, pinwheel, pirouette, revolve, roll, rotate, turn, twirl, spin, whirlWords Related to wheel coil, curl, curve, round, spiral, swirl, twine, twist, wind; circle, circulate, encircle, orbit, ring; pivot, swivel

  4. 4 to turn away from a straight line or course the highway wheels to the west as it forms an arc that bypasses the city Synonyms of wheel arc, arch, bend, bow, crook, fall off, hook, round, sweep, swerve, trend, curveWords Related to wheel circle, coil, curlicue, curl, loop, spiral; turn, twist, wind; deviate, veerAntonyms of wheel straighten

  5. 5 to change one's course or direction upon hearing the construction workers' suggestive remarks, she wheeled around to glare at them Synonyms of wheel detour, deviate, diverge, sheer, swerve, swing, turn off, veer, turnWords Related to wheel tack, zigzag; double (back), turn back



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