Definitions for navelˈneɪ vəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the depression in the surface of the abdomen where the umbilical cord was connected with the fetus; umbilicus.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Anatomy
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
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"
navel, navel point(noun)
the center point or middle of something
"the Incas believed that Cuzco was the navel of the universe"
The indentation or bump remaining in the abdomen of mammals where the umbilical cord was attached before birth.
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.
a mark or depression in the middle of the abdomen; the umbilicus. See Umbilicus
the central part or point of anything; the middle
an eye on the under side of a carronade for securing it to a carriage
Translations for navel
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the small hollow in the front of the abdomen, just below the middle of the waist.
- nawel, naelAfrikaans
- umbigoPortuguese (BR)
- der NabelGerman
- göbek (çukuru)Turkish
- 肚臍Chinese (Trad.)
- пупок, пупUkrainian
- 肚脐Chinese (Simp.)
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