(n.) Any aquatic mammal of the order Cetacea, especially any one of the large species, some of which become nearly one hundred feet long. Whales are hunted chiefly for their oil and baleen, or whalebone.
(n.) A structure or platform of timber, masonry, iron, earth, or other material, built on the shore of a harbor, river, canal, or the like, and usually extending from the shore to deep water, so that vessels may lie close alongside to receive and discharge cargo, passengers, etc.; a quay; a pier.
(n.) The bank of a river, or the shore of the sea.
(v. t.) To guard or secure by a firm wall of timber or stone constructed like a wharf; to furnish with a wharf or wharfs.
(v. t.) To place upon a wharf; to bring to a wharf.
(n.) 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.
(n.) Any instrument having the form of, or chiefly consisting of, a wheel.
(n.) A spinning wheel. See under Spinning.
(n.) An instrument of torture formerly used.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A potter's wheel. See under Potter.
(n.) A firework which, while burning, is caused to revolve on an axis by the reaction of the escaping gases.
(n.) The burden or refrain of a song.
(n.) A bicycle or a tricycle; a velocipede.
(n.) A rolling or revolving body; anything of a circular form; a disk; an orb.
(n.) A turn revolution; rotation; compass.
(v. i.) To turn on an axis, or as on an axis; to revolve; to more about; to rotate; to gyrate.
(v. i.) To change direction, as if revolving upon an axis or pivot; to turn; as, the troops wheeled to the right.
(v. i.) To go round in a circuit; to fetch a compass.
(v. i.) To roll forward.
(v. t.) To convey on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle; as, to wheel a load of hay or wood.
(v. t.) To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to cause to gyrate; to make or perform in a circle.
(n.) Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to Buccinum and allied genera; especially, Buccinum undatum, common on the coasts both of Europe and North America, and much used as food in Europe.