a circular frame of hard material that may be solid, partly solid, or spoked and that is capable of turning on an axle. a contrivance or apparatus having as its principal part a wheel: such as a chiefly medieval instrument of torture designed for mutilating a victim (as by stretching or disjointing) - BICYCLE - any of many revolving disks or drums used as gambling paraphernalia - POTTER'S WHEEL - STEERING WHEEL. an imaginary turning wheel symbolizing the inconstancy of fortune. a recurring course, development, or action: CYCLE. something (such as a round, flat cheese) resembling a wheel in shape. a curving or circular movement. a rotation or turn usually about an axis or center. a moving or essential part of something compared to a machine. a directing or controlling force. a person of importance especially in an organization. the refrain or burden of a song. a circuit of theaters or places of entertainment. a sports league. a wheeled vehicle. LEGS. to turn on or as if on an axis: REVOLVE. to change direction as if revolving on a pivot. to move or extend in a circle or curve. to travel on or as if on wheels or in a wheeled vehicle. to cause to turn on or as if on an axis: ROTATE. to convey or move on or as if on wheels or in a wheeled vehicle. to cause to change direction as if revolving on a pivot. to make or perform in a circle or curve.