Definitions for navelˈneɪ vəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

na•velˈneɪ vəl(n.)

  1. the depression in the surface of the abdomen where the umbilical cord was connected with the fetus; umbilicus.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Anatomy

  2. the central point of any thing or place.

Origin of navel:

bef. 900; OE nafela, c. OHG nabalo, ON nafli; akin to L umbilīcus, Gk omphalós, Skt nābhīla

Princeton's WordNet

  1. navel, umbilicus, bellybutton, belly button, omphalos, omphalus(noun)

    a scar where the umbilical cord was attached

    "you were not supposed to show your navel on television"; "they argued whether or not Adam had a navel"; "she had a tattoo just above her bellybutton"

  2. navel, navel point(noun)

    the center point or middle of something

    "the Incas believed that Cuzco was the navel of the universe"


  1. navel(Noun)

    The indentation or bump remaining in the abdomen of mammals where the umbilical cord was attached before birth.

  2. navel(Noun)

    The central part or point of anything; the middle.

    Within the navel of this hideous wood, / Immured in cypress shades, a sorcerer dwells. uE00097412uE001 Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Navel(noun)

    a mark or depression in the middle of the abdomen; the umbilicus. See Umbilicus

  2. Navel(noun)

    the central part or point of anything; the middle

  3. Navel(noun)

    an eye on the under side of a carronade for securing it to a carriage


  1. Navel

    The navel is a scar on the abdomen at the attachment site of the umbilical cord. All placental mammals have a navel, and it is quite conspicuous in humans. Other animals' navels tend to be smoother and flatter, often nothing more than a thin line, and are often obscured by fur.

Anagrams of navel

  1. Alven, venal

  2. Alven

Translations for navel

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the small hollow in the front of the abdomen, just below the middle of the waist.

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