What does navel mean?

Definitions for navelˈneɪ vəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word navel.

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

  4. 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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Navel

    nāv′l, n. the mark or depression in the centre of the lower part of the abdomen, at first a small projection.—n. Nāv′el-string, the umbilical cord. [A.S. nafela, dim. of nafu, nave.]

Anagrams for navel »

  1. Alven, venal

  2. Alven


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of navel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of navel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Fred Allen:

    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.

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