Meaning of 'heel' (Webster Dictionary)
- The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; -- in
man or quadrupeds.
- The hinder part of any covering for the foot, as of a shoe,
sock, etc.; specif., a solid part projecting downward from the hinder
part of the sole of a boot or shoe.
- The latter or remaining part of anything; the closing or
- Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a
protuberance; a knob.
- The part of a thing corresponding in position to the human
heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests
- The after end of a ship's keel.
- The lower end of a mast, a boom, the bowsprit, the sternpost,
- In a small arm, the corner of the but which is upwards in the
- The uppermost part of the blade of a sword, next to the hilt.
- The part of any tool next the tang or handle; as, the heel of
- Management by the heel, especially the spurred heel; as, the
horse understands the heel well.
- The lower end of a timber in a frame, as a post or rafter. In
the United States, specif., the obtuse angle of the lower end of a
rafter set sloping.
- A cyma reversa; -- so called by workmen. - To lean or tip to one side, as a ship; as, the ship heels
aport; the boat heeled over when the squall struck it. - To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing,
running, and the like.
- To add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe.
- To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.
Meaning of 'heel' (Princeton's WordNet)
- someone who is morally reprehensible
- strike with the heel of the club
- put a new heel on
- perform with the heels
- tilt to one side
Example in sentence:
- The balloon heeled over;
- The ship listed to starboard;
- the wind made the vessel heel