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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the back part of the foot in humans, below and behind the ankle.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. the corresponding part in other vertebrates.

    Category: Zoology

  3. the part of a stocking, shoe, etc., covering the back part of the wearer's foot.

    Category: Clothing

  4. a solid raised base attached to the sole of a shoe or boot under the back part of the foot.

    Category: Clothing

  5. heels, high-heeled shoes.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Clothing

  6. something resembling the back part of the human foot, as in position or shape:

    a heel of bread.

  7. the rear of the palm, adjacent to the wrist.

    Category: Anatomy

  8. control; subjugation:

    under the heel of the dictator.

  9. the latter or concluding part of something.

  10. the lower end of any of various objects, as rafters, spars, or the sternposts of vessels.

  11. the after end of the keel of a ship.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  12. the crook in the head of a golf club.

    Category: Sport

  13. the base of a cutting, tuber, or other part that is removed from a plant for use in propagation.

    Category: Botany

  14. (v.t.)to furnish with heels, as shoes.

  15. to follow at the heels of; chase closely.

  16. to strike, prod, or propel with the heel.

  17. (v.i.)(of a dog) to follow at one's heels on command.

    Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

  18. to use the heels, as in dancing.

Idioms for heel:

  1. at one's heels,close behind one.

    Category: Idiom

  2. cool one's heels,to be kept waiting, esp. because of deliberate discourtesy.

    Category: Idiom

  3. down at (the) heel(s),dressed in shabby clothing; looking slovenly.

    Category: Idiom

  4. kick up one's heels,to have an unusually lively, entertaining time.

    Category: Idiom

  5. on or upon the heels of,closely following.

    Category: Idiom

  6. take to one's heels,to run away; take flight.

    Category: Idiom

  7. to heel, close behind. under control or subjugation.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of heel:

bef. 850; ME; OE hēl(a), c. MD hiele, ON hǣll; akin to hock1

heelhil(v.; n.)heeled, heel•ing

  1. (v.i.)(esp. of a ship or boat) to incline to one side; cant; tilt.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. (v.t.)to cause to lean or cant.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  3. (n.)a heeling movement; cant.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of heel:

1565–75; var. of earlier heeld, ME helden, OE hieldan to lean, slope; akin to OE heald, ON hallr sloping


  1. a contemptibly dishonorable or irresponsible person.

Origin of heel:

1910–15, Amer.; perh. from heel1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. heel(noun)

    the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation

  2. heel(noun)

    the back part of the human foot

  3. cad, bounder, blackguard, dog, hound, heel(noun)

    someone who is morally reprehensible

    "you dirty dog"

  4. heel(noun)

    one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread

  5. heel(noun)

    the lower end of a ship's mast

  6. heel(verb)

    (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft

  7. list, heel(verb)

    tilt to one side

    "The balloon heeled over"; "the wind made the vessel heel"; "The ship listed to starboard"

  8. heel(verb)

    follow at the heels of a person

  9. heel(verb)

    perform with the heels

    "heel that dance"

  10. heel(verb)

    strike with the heel of the club

    "heel a golf ball"

  11. heel, reheel(verb)

    put a new heel on

    "heel shoes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. heel(noun)hil

    the rounded part at the back of your foot

    a cut on my heel

  2. heelhil

    the part on the bottom of a shoe at the back

    The heel was wearing down.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heel(verb)

    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. Heel(noun)

    the hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; -- in man or quadrupeds

  3. Heel(noun)

    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

  4. Heel(noun)

    the latter or remaining part of anything; the closing or concluding part

  5. Heel(noun)

    anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob

  6. Heel(noun)

    the part of a thing corresponding in position to the human heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests

  7. Heel(noun)

    the after end of a ship's keel

  8. Heel(noun)

    the lower end of a mast, a boom, the bowsprit, the sternpost, etc

  9. Heel(noun)

    in a small arm, the corner of the but which is upwards in the firing position

  10. Heel(noun)

    the uppermost part of the blade of a sword, next to the hilt

  11. Heel(noun)

    the part of any tool next the tang or handle; as, the heel of a scythe

  12. Heel(noun)

    management by the heel, especially the spurred heel; as, the horse understands the heel well

  13. Heel(noun)

    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

  14. Heel(noun)

    a cyma reversa; -- so called by workmen

  15. Heel(verb)

    to perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like

  16. Heel(verb)

    to add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe

  17. Heel(verb)

    to arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting


  1. Heel

    In human anatomy, the heel is the prominence at the posterior end of the foot. It is based on the projection of one bone, the calcaneus or heel bone, behind the articulation of the bones of the lower leg.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'heel' in Nouns Frequency: #1854

Anagrams of heel

  1. Hele

Translations for heel

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the back part of the foot

I have a blister on my heel.

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