from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northwest West Virginia in the Panhandle on the Ohio River southwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Settled in 1769, it was an important trading post on the Cumberland Road until the 1850s. Wheeling was the state capital from 1863 to 1870 and from 1875 to 1885. Population: 29,300.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city in West Virginia, United States

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of conveying anything, or traveling, on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle.
  • n. The act or practice of using a cycle; cycling.
  • n. Condition of a road or roads, which admits of passing on wheels.
  • n. A turning, or circular movement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Iu mil., the act of executing a wheel.
  • n. The act of traveling or of conveying a load on wheels, or in a wheeled vehicle.
  • n. Specifically, the art or practice of riding on a bicycle or a tricycle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. propelling something on wheels
  • n. a city in the northern panhandle of West Virginia on the Ohio river


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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