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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.


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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

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

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