• noun: one of the round parts underneath a car, wagon, etc., that rolls and allows something to move
  • noun: a circular frame of hard material that may be solid, partly solid, or spoked and that is capable of turning on an axle
  • verb: to move (someone or something) on a vehicle that has wheels
  • sometimes used figuratively
  • synonyms: velocipede, disk, orb


  • With today's announcement, she has 'set the wheels in motion' for a run for the presidency. [=she has begun to run for president]

  • You could almost see the 'wheels' turning in his head. [=you could almost see him thinking about how to do something]

  • They hoped that the tax cuts would 'grease the wheels' of the economy. [=would help the economy work better]

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) And only my head left to get high. When the pain goes away, all I have left is my mind. My true disability is not having to be in a wheel chair. It's to be without her. What do the doctors say? You know, with the recent progress, they're gonna keep me alive until . With massages and medication. (..)
    2011 Intouchables
  • (..) - Get out of the car. Now! Take it easy! He can't get out. He can't even open the door. Look at him for god's sake! There's a wheel chair in the trunk. He's disabled. Go check! Get off me. - He's telling the truth. - So! What did you think? (..)
    2011 Intouchables