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HEEL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heel mean? 

HEEL (noun)
  The noun HEEL has 6 senses:

1. the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
2. the back part of the human foot
3. someone who is morally reprehensible
4. one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread
5. the lower end of a ship's mast
6. (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft

  Familiarity information: HEEL used as a noun is common.


HEEL (verb)
  The verb HEEL has 5 senses:

1. tilt to one side
2. follow at the heels of a person
3. perform with the heels
4. strike with the heel of the club
5. put a new heel on

  Familiarity information: HEEL used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


HEEL (noun)


Sense 1heel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("heel" is a kind of...):

bottom; underside; undersurface (the lower side of anything)

Meronyms (parts of "heel"):

lift (one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "heel"):

wedge; wedge heel (a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe)

Cuban heel (a broad heel of medium height on women's shoes)

French heel (a fairly high narrow heel on women's shoes)

wineglass heel (a heel on a woman's shoe in the shape of a wineglass)

spike heel; stiletto heel (a very high narrow heel on women's shoes)

stacked heel (a heel made of many layers of leather)

Holonyms ("heel" is a part of...):

boot (footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg)

shoe (footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material)


Sense 2heel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The back part of the human foot

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("heel" is a kind of...):

skeletal structure (any structure created by the skeleton of an organism)

Meronyms (parts of "heel"):

Achilles tendon; tendon of Achilles (a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf)

Holonyms ("heel" is a part of...):

foot; human foot; pes (the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint)


Sense 3heel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who is morally reprehensible

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

blackguard; bounder; cad; hound; heel; dog

Context example:

you dirty dog

Hypernyms ("heel" is a kind of...):

scoundrel; villain (a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "heel"):

perisher (bounder)


Sense 4heel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("heel" is a kind of...):

end (either extremity of something that has length)

Holonyms ("heel" is a part of...):

loaf; loaf of bread (a shaped mass of baked bread)


Sense 5heel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The lower end of a ship's mast

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("heel" is a kind of...):

end (either extremity of something that has length)


Sense 6heel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("heel" is a kind of...):

part; portion (something less than the whole of a human artifact)

Domain category:

golf; golf game (a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes)

Holonyms ("heel" is a part of...):

club head; club-head; clubhead; golf-club head ((golf) the head of the club which strikes the ball)


HEEL (verb)


Sense 1heel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tilt to one side

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

heel; list

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "heel" is one way to...):

angle; lean; slant; tilt; tip (to incline or bend from a vertical position)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2heel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Follow at the heels of a person

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "heel" is one way to...):

follow; travel along (travel along a certain course)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3heel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Perform with the heels

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

heel that dance

Hypernyms (to "heel" is one way to...):

dance; trip the light fantastic; trip the light fantastic toe (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance)

Domain category:

dance; dancing; saltation; terpsichore (taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music)

dance (an artistic form of nonverbal communication)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4heel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strike with the heel of the club

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

heel a golf ball

Hypernyms (to "heel" is one way to...):

hit (cause to move by striking)

Domain category:

golf; golf game (a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5heel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put a new heel on

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

reheel; heel

Context example:

heel shoes

Hypernyms (to "heel" is one way to...):

bushel; doctor; fix; furbish up; mend; repair; restore; touch on (restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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