- Operating the steering mechanism of a vehicle; driving.
- Directing or controlling; in charge.
- To engage in the advancement of one's own interests, especially in a canny, aggressive, or unscrupulous way.
- steering a ship, motor vehicle, etc.
- in charge; directing activities
- to engage in fruitless activity
- to behave in an aggressive, flamboyant way, as in arranging business or political deals
Other Word Forms of Wheel
Origin of Wheel
From Middle English whele, from Old English hwÄ“oÄ¡ol, hwÄ“ol, from Proto-Germanic *hwehwlÄ… (compare West Frisian tsjil, Dutch wiel, Danish hjul), from Proto-Indo-European *kÊ·ekÊ·lóm, *kʷékÊ·los (cf. Tocharian B kokale (“cart, wagon"), Ancient Greek κύκλος (kuklos, “cycle, wheel"), Avestan [script?] (čaxrō)[script?], Sanskrit चक्र (cakrá)), reduplication of *kÊ·el- (“to turn") (compare Welsh dymchwel (“to overturn, upset"), Latin colere (“to till, cultivate"), Tocharian A and B käl (“to bear; bring"), Ancient Greek (Aeolic) πέλεσθαι (pélesthai, “to be in motion"), Old Church Slavonic коло (kolo, “wheel"), Albanian sjell (“to bring, carry, turn around"), Avestan [script?] (čaraiti, “it circulates")[script?], Sanskrit चरति (cárati, “it moves, wanders")).
Middle English from Old English hwēol kwel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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