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Tire vs. Wheel

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Tireverb

(intransitive) To become sleepy or weary.

Wheelnoun

A circular device capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation or performing labour in machines.

Tireverb

(transitive) To make sleepy or weary.

Wheelnoun

A steering wheel and its implied control of a vehicle.

Tireverb

(intransitive) To become bored or impatient (with)

‘I tire of this book.’;

Wheelnoun

(nautical) The instrument attached to the rudder by which a vessel is steered.

Tireverb

(transitive) To bore

Wheelnoun

A spinning wheel.

Tireverb

To dress or adorn.

Wheelnoun

A potter's wheel.

Tireverb

(obsolete) To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does.

Wheelnoun

(heraldry) This device used as a heraldic charge, usually with six spokes.

Tireverb

(obsolete) To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed upon, or engaged with, anything.

Wheelnoun

A wheel-like device used as an instrument of torture or punishment.

Tirenoun

(obsolete) Accoutrements, accessories.

Wheelnoun

(slang) A person with a great deal of power or influence; a big wheel.

Tirenoun

(obsolete) Dress, clothes, attire.

Wheelnoun

(poker slang) The lowest straight in poker: ace, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Tirenoun

A covering for the head; a headdress.

Wheelnoun

(automotive) A wheelrim.

Tirenoun

Metal rim of a wheel, especially that of a railroad locomotive.

Wheelnoun

A round portion of cheese.

Tirenoun

(North America) The rubber covering on a wheel; a tyre.

Wheelnoun

A Catherine wheel firework.

Tirenoun

A child's apron covering the upper part of the body, and tied with tape or cord; a pinafore. Also tier.

Wheelnoun

(obsolete) A rolling or revolving body; anything of a circular form; a disk; an orb.

Tirenoun

A tier, row, or rank. See Tier.

‘In posture to displode their second tireOf thunder.’;

Wheelnoun

A turn or revolution; rotation; compass.

Tirenoun

Attire; apparel.

Wheelnoun

A superuser on certain systems.

Tirenoun

A covering for the head; a headdress.

‘On her head she wore a tire of gold.’;

Wheelverb

To roll along on wheels.

‘Wheel that trolley over here, would you?’;

Tirenoun

A child's apron, covering the breast and having no sleeves; a pinafore; a tier.

Wheelverb

(transitive) To transport something or someone using any wheeled mechanism, such as a wheelchair.

Tirenoun

Furniture; apparatus; equipment.

Wheelverb

(intransitive) To change direction quickly, turn, pivot, whirl, wheel around.

Tirenoun

A ring, hoop or band, as of rubber or metal, on the circumference of the wheel of a vehicle, to impart strength and receive the wear. In Britain, spelled tyre.

Wheelverb

(transitive) To cause to change direction quickly, turn.

Tireverb

To adorn; to attire; to dress.

‘[Jezebel] painted her face, and tired her head.’;

Wheelverb

(intransitive) To travel around in large circles, particularly in the air.

‘The vulture wheeled above us.’;

Tireverb

To seize, pull, and tear prey, as a hawk does.

‘Even as an empty eagle, sharp by fast,Tires with her beak on feathers, flesh, and bone.’; ‘Ye dregs of baseness, vultures among men,That tire upon the hearts of generous spirits.’;

Wheelverb

(transitive) To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to make or perform in a circle.

Tireverb

To seize, rend, or tear something as prey; to be fixed upon, or engaged with, anything.

‘Thus made she her remove,And left wrath tiring on her son.’; ‘Upon that were my thoughts tiring.’;

Wheelnoun

A circular frame turning about an axis; a rotating disk, whether solid, or a frame composed of an outer rim, spokes or radii, and a central hub or nave, in which is inserted the axle, - used for supporting and conveying vehicles, in machinery, and for various purposes; as, the wheel of a wagon, of a locomotive, of a mill, of a watch, etc.

‘The gasping charioteer beneath the wheelOf his own car.’;

Tireverb

To become weary; to be fatigued; to have the strength fail; to have the patience exhausted; as, a feeble person soon tires.

Wheelnoun

Any instrument having the form of, or chiefly consisting of, a wheel.

Tireverb

To exhaust the strength of, as by toil or labor; to exhaust the patience of; to wear out (one's interest, attention, or the like); to weary; to fatigue; to jade.

‘Tired with toil, all hopes of safety past.’;

Wheelnoun

A spinning wheel. See under Spinning.

Tirenoun

hoop that covers a wheel;

‘automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air’;

Wheelnoun

A bicycle or a tricycle; a velocipede.

Tireverb

get tired of something or somebody

Wheelnoun

An instrument of torture formerly used.

‘His examination is like that which is made by the rack and wheel.’;

Tireverb

exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress;

‘We wore ourselves out on this hike’;

Wheelnoun

A rolling or revolving body; anything of a circular form; a disk; an orb.

Tireverb

deplete;

‘exhaust one's savings’; ‘We quickly played out our strength’;

Wheelnoun

A circular frame having handles on the periphery, and an axle which is so connected with the tiller as to form a means of controlling the rudder for the purpose of steering.

Tireverb

cause to be bored

Wheelnoun

A turn revolution; rotation; compass.

‘According to the common vicissitude and wheel of things, the proud and the insolent, after long trampling upon others, come at length to be trampled upon themselves.’; ‘[He] throws his steep flight in many an aëry wheel.’;

Tireverb

feel or cause to feel in need of rest or sleep

‘soon the ascent grew steeper and he began to tire’; ‘the training tired us out’; ‘the journey had tired her’;

Wheelnoun

A potter's wheel. See under Potter.

‘Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.’; ‘Turn, turn, my wheel! This earthen jarA touch can make, a touch can mar.’;

Tireverb

lose interest in; become bored with

‘the media will tire of publicizing every protest’; ‘the proof of a great story is that people never tire of retelling it’;

Wheelnoun

A firework which, while burning, is caused to revolve on an axis by the reaction of the escaping gases.

Tireverb

exhaust the patience or interest of; bore

‘it tired her that Eddie felt important because he was involved behind the scenes’;

Wheelnoun

The burden or refrain of a song.

‘You must sing a-down a-down,An you call him a-down-a.O, how the wheel becomes it!’;

Tirenoun

US spelling of tyre

Wheelverb

To convey on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle; as, to wheel a load of hay or wood.

Tire

A tire (American English) or tyre (British English) is a ring-shaped component that surrounds a wheel's rim to transfer a vehicle's load from the axle through the wheel to the ground and to provide traction on the surface over which the wheel travels. Most tires, such as those for automobiles and bicycles, are pneumatically inflated structures, which also provide a flexible cushion that absorbs shock as the tire rolls over rough features on the surface.

Wheelverb

To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to cause to gyrate; to make or perform in a circle.

‘Now heaven, in all her glory, shone, and rolledHer motions, as the great first mover's handFirst wheeled their course.’;

Wheelverb

To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate.

‘The moon carried about the earth always shows the sameface to us, not once wheeling upon her own center.’;

Wheelverb

To change direction, as if revolving upon an axis or pivot; to turn; as, the troops wheeled to the right.

‘Being able to advance no further, they are in a fair way towheel about to the other extreme.’;

Wheelverb

To go round in a circuit; to fetch a compass.

‘Then wheeling down the steep of heaven he flies.’;

Wheelverb

To roll forward.

‘Thunder mixed with hail,Hail mixed with fire, must rend the Egyptian sky,And wheel on the earth, devouring where it rolls.’;

Wheelnoun

a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)

Wheelnoun

a handwheel that is used for steering

Wheelnoun

a circular helm to control the rudder of a vessel

Wheelnoun

game equipment consisting of a rotating wheel with slots that is used for gambling; players bet on which slot the roulette ball will stop in

Wheelnoun

an instrument of torture that stretches or disjoints or mutilates victims

Wheelnoun

a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals

Wheelverb

change directions as if revolving on a pivot;

‘They wheeled their horses around and left’;

Wheelverb

wheel somebody or something

Wheelverb

move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle;

‘The President's convoy rolled past the crowds’;

Wheelverb

ride a bicycle

Wheelnoun

a circular object that revolves on an axle and is fixed below a vehicle or other object to enable it to move easily over the ground

‘a chair on wheels’;

Wheelnoun

a circular object that revolves on an axle and forms part of a machine.

Wheelnoun

used in reference to the cycle of a specified condition or set of events

‘the final release from the wheel of life’;

Wheelnoun

a large wheel used as an instrument of punishment or torture, especially by binding someone to it and breaking their limbs

‘a man sentenced to be broken on the wheel’;

Wheelnoun

a machine or structure having a wheel as its essential part.

Wheelnoun

the steering wheel of a vehicle or vessel

‘his crew know when he wants to take the wheel’;

Wheelnoun

a device with a revolving disc or drum used in various games of chance.

Wheelnoun

a system, or a part of a system, regarded as a relentlessly moving machine

‘the wheels of justice’;

Wheelnoun

a car

‘she's got wheels now’;

Wheelnoun

a thing resembling a wheel, in particular a cheese made in the form of a shallow disc

‘a small wheel of Brie’;

Wheelnoun

an instance of wheeling; a turn or rotation.

Wheelnoun

short for big wheel (sense 2)

Wheelnoun

a set of short lines, typically five in number and rhyming, concluding the stanza of a poem.

Wheelverb

push or pull (a vehicle with wheels)

‘the tea trolley was wheeled out’;

Wheelverb

carry in or on a vehicle with wheels

‘a young woman is wheeled into the operating theatre’;

Wheelverb

produce something that is unimpressive because it has been frequently seen or heard before

‘the old journalistic arguments have been wheeled out’;

Wheelverb

(of a bird or aircraft) fly in a wide circle or curve

‘the birds wheeled and dived’;

Wheelverb

turn round quickly so as to face another way

‘Robert wheeled round to see the face of Mr Mafouz’;

Wheelverb

turn or seem to turn on an axis or pivot

‘the stars wheeled through the sky’;

Wheel

In its primitive form, a wheel is a circular block of a hard and durable material at whose center has been bored a hole through which is placed an axle bearing about which the wheel rotates when torque is applied to the wheel about its axis. The wheel and axle assembly can be considered one of the six simple machines.

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