Definition of Heel

1. Verb. Tilt to one side. "The ship listed to starboard"

Exact synonyms: List
Generic synonyms: Angle, Lean, Slant, Tilt, Tip
Related verbs: Lean, List
Derivative terms: List

2. Noun. The bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation.
Group relationships: Boot, Shoe
Specialized synonyms: Cuban Heel, French Heel, Spike, Spike Heel, Stiletto Heel, Stacked Heel, Wedge, Wedge Heel, Wineglass Heel
Terms within: Lift
Generic synonyms: Bottom, Underside, Undersurface

3. Verb. Follow at the heels of a person.
Generic synonyms: Follow, Travel Along

4. Noun. The back part of the human foot.
Group relationships: Foot, Human Foot, Pes
Terms within: Achilles Tendon, Tendon Of Achilles
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Structure

5. Verb. Perform with the heels. "Heel that dance"

6. Noun. Someone who is morally reprehensible. "You dirty dog"
Exact synonyms: Blackguard, Bounder, Cad, Dog, Hound
Specialized synonyms: Perisher
Generic synonyms: Scoundrel, Villain
Derivative terms: Blackguardly

7. Verb. Strike with the heel of the club. "Heel a golf ball"
Category relationships: Golf, Golf Game
Generic synonyms: Hit

8. Noun. One of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread.
Group relationships: Loaf, Loaf Of Bread
Generic synonyms: End, Terminal

9. Verb. Put a new heel on. "Heel shoes"
Exact synonyms: Reheel
Generic synonyms: Bushel, Doctor, Fix, Furbish Up, Mend, Repair, Restore, Touch On

10. Noun. The lower end of a ship's mast.
Generic synonyms: End, Terminal

11. Noun. (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft.
Category relationships: Golf, Golf Game
Group relationships: Club Head, Club-head, Clubhead, Golf-club Head
Generic synonyms: Part, Portion

Definition of Heel

1. v. i. To lean or tip to one side, as a ship; as, the ship heels aport; the boat heeled over when the squall struck it.

2. n. The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; -- in man or quadrupeds.

3. v. t. To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like.

4. n. The part of the face of the club head nearest the shaft.

5. v. t. To hit (the ball) with the heel of the club.

Definition of Heel

1. Noun. (anatomy) Part of the foot on the backside where it becomes the leg. ¹

2. Noun. The part of a shoe's sole which supports the foot's heel. ¹

3. Noun. On a long firearm, the back upper part of the stock. ¹

4. Noun. The last or lowest part of anything; as, ''the heel of a mast'' or ''the heel of a vessel''. ¹

5. Noun. (American English) A crust end-piece of a loaf of bread. ¹

6. Noun. A contemptible, inconsiderate or thoughtless person. ¹

7. Noun. (slang professional wrestling) A wrestler whose on-ring persona is embodying villainous or reprehensible traits. Contrast with babyface. ¹

8. Noun. (nautical) The tilt of a ship to one side; also, angle of heel, the degree of such a tilt. ¹

9. Verb. To follow at somebody's heels; to chase closely. ¹

10. Verb. To add a heel to, or increase the size of the hell (a shoe or boot). ¹

11. Verb. To kick with the heel. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To incline to one side, to tilt (especially of ships). ¹

13. Noun. The act of inclining or canting from a vertical position; a cant. ¹

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Definition of Heel

1. to supply with a heel (the raised part of a shoe) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Heel

1. 1. The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; in man or quadrupeds. "He [the stag] calls to mind his strength and then his speed, His winged heels and then his armed head." (Denham) 2. The hinder part of any covering for the foot, as of a shoe, sock, etc.; specif, a solid part projecting downward from the hinder part of the sole of a boot or shoe. 3. The latter or remaining part of anything; the closing or concluding part. "The heel of a hunt." . "The heel of the white loaf." . 4. Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob. 5. The part of a thing corresponding in position to the human heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests; especially: The uppermost part of the blade of a sword, next to the hilt. The part of any tool next the tang or handle; as, the heel of a scythe. 6. Management by the heel, especially the spurred heel; as, the horse understands the heel well. 7. The lower end of a timber in a frame, as a post or rafter. In the United States, specif, the obtuse angle of the lower end of a rafter set sloping. A cyma reversa; so called by workmen. Heel chain See Heel. Heel ring, a ring for fastening a scythe blade to the snath. Neck and heels, the whole body. To be at the heels of, to pursue closely; to follow hard: as, hungry want is at my heels. To be down at the heel, to be slovenly or in a poor plight. To be out at the heels, to have on stockings that are worn out; hence, to be shabby, or in a poor plight. To cool the heels. See Cool. To go heels over head, to turn over so as to bring the heels uppermost; hence, to move in a inconsiderate, or rash, manner. To have the heels of, to outrun. To lay by the heels, to fetter; to shackle; to imprison. . To show the heels, to flee; to run from. To take to the heels, to flee; to betake to flight. To throw up another's heels, to trip him. To tread upon one's heels, to follow closely. Origin: OE. Hele, heele, AS. Hela, perh. For hohila, fr. AS. Heh heel (cf. Hough); but cf. D. Hiel, OFries. Heila, HLA, Icel. Haell, Dan. Hael, Sw. Hal, and L. Calx. Cf. Inculcate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Heel

heel (current term)
heel-to-shin test
heel bone
heel fly
heel jar
heel lift
heel lifts
heel over
heel pad
heel spur syndrome
heel tap
heel tendon

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