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English noun: heel

1. heel (artifact) the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation


Broader (hypernym)bottom, underside, undersurface


Narrower (hyponym)Cuban heel, French heel, spike, spike heel, stacked heel, stiletto heel, wedge, wedge heel, wineglass heel


Part holonymlift


Part meronymboot, shoe

2. heel (body) the back part of the human foot


Broader (hypernym)skeletal structure


Part holonymAchilles tendon, tendon of Achilles


Part meronymfoot, human foot, pes

3. heel (person) someone who is morally reprehensible


SamplesYou dirty dog.


Synonymsblackguard, bounder, cad, dog, hound


Broader (hypernym)scoundrel, villain


Narrower (hyponym)perisher

4. heel (food) one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread


Broader (hypernym)end, terminal


Part meronymloaf, loaf of bread

5. heel (artifact) the lower end of a ship's mast


Broader (hypernym)end, terminal

6. heel (artifact) (golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft


Broader (hypernym)part, portion


Part meronymclub head, club-head, clubhead, golf-club head


Domain categorygolf, golf game


English verb: heel

1. heel (motion) tilt to one side


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


Synonymslist


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)angle, lean, slant, tilt, tip


Verb grouplean, list

2. heel (motion) follow at the heels of a person


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)follow, travel along

3. heel (creation) perform with the heels


SamplesHeel that dance.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe


Domain categorydance, dance, dancing, saltation, terpsichore

4. heel (contact) strike with the heel of the club


SamplesHeel a golf ball.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit


Domain categorygolf, golf game

5. heel (change) put a new heel on


SamplesHeel shoes.


Synonymsreheel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on









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