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Definition 1: the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation - [noun denoting artifact]

(heel is a kind of ...) the lower side of anything

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

(... is a kind of heel ) a heel that is an extension of the sole of the shoe

(... is a kind of heel ) a heel made of many layers of leather

(... is a kind of heel ) a very high narrow heel on women's shoes

(... is a kind of heel ) a fairly high narrow heel on women's shoes

(... is a kind of heel ) a broad heel of medium height on women's shoes

(heel is a part of ...) one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot

(... is part of heel) 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

(... is part of heel) footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg

Definition 2: (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft - [noun denoting artifact]

(heel is a kind of ...) something less than the whole of a human artifact

"the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

(... is part of heel) (golf) the head of the club which strikes the ball

(heel belongs to category ...) 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

Definition 3: the lower end of a ship's mast - [noun denoting artifact]

(heel is a kind of ...) either extremity of something that has length

"the end of the pier" "she knotted the end of the thread" "they rode to the end of the line" "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"

Definition 4: the back part of the human foot - [noun denoting body]

(heel is a kind of ...) any structure created by the skeleton of an organism

(heel is a part of ...) a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf

(... is part of heel) the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint

"his bare feet projected from his trousers" "armored from head to foot"

Definition 5: one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread - [noun denoting food]

(heel is a kind of ...) either extremity of something that has length

"the end of the pier" "she knotted the end of the thread" "they rode to the end of the line" "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"

(... is part of heel) a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating

Definition 6: someone who is morally reprehensible - [noun denoting person]

Samples where heel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you dirty dog

Synonyms for heel in the sense of this definition

(heel is a kind of ...) a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately

(... is a kind of heel ) bounder

Definition 7: put a new heel on - [verb of change]

Samples where heel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heel shoes

Synonyms for heel in the sense of this definition

(heel is a kind of ...) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

"She repaired her TV set" "Repair my shoes please"

Definition 8: strike with the heel of the club - [verb of contact]

Samples where heel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heel a golf ball

(heel is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

(heel belongs to category ...) 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

Definition 9: perform with the heels - [verb of creation]

Samples where heel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • heel that dance

(heel is a kind of ...) move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance

"My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio"

(heel belongs to category ...) taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music

(heel belongs to category ...) an artistic form of nonverbal communication

Definition 10: follow at the heels of a person - [verb of motion]

(heel is a kind of ...) travel along a certain course

"follow the road" "follow the trail"

Definition 11: tilt to one side - [verb of motion]

Samples where heel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for heel in the sense of this definition

(heel is a kind of ...) to incline or bend from a vertical position

"She leaned over the banister"

(heel has a similar meaning as ...) cause to lean to the side

"Erosion listed the old tree"

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