Definitions for navelˈneɪ vəl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word navel
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
Origin: [AS. nafela, fr. nafu nave; akin to D. navel, G. nabel, OHG. nabolo, Icel. nafli, Dan. navle, Sw. nafle, L. umbilicus, Gr. 'omfalo`s, Skr. nbhla. 260. See Nave hub, and cf. Omphalic, Nombril, Umbilical.]
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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a firefly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.
Translations for navel
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- пупо́к, пупBelarusian
- melic, llombrígolCatalan, Valencian
- Nabel, BauchnabelGerman
- ομφαλός, αφαλόςGreek
- imleagScottish Gaelic
- नाफ़, नाभिHindi
- pusat, pusarIndonesian
- onfalo, ombelicoItalian
- pito, ihongaMāori
- хүй, хүйсMongolian
- pusar, pusatMalay
- atsʼééʼNavajo, Navaho
- mchomboChichewa, Chewa, Nyanja
- embonilh, monilhOccitan
- пупо́к, пупRussian
- नाभि, नाभीSanskrit
- imbílicu, imbíriguSardinian
- пу̏пак, pȕpakSerbo-Croatian
- నాభి, బొడ్డుTelugu
- пуп, пупо́кUkrainian
- نابھی, نافUrdu
- rún, rốnVietnamese
- פּופּיק, נאָפּלYiddish
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