Being Search helps find more words for games such as Combination,Permutation,Scrabble and Word With Friends, heel.See more.

1 : A wheel which imparts regularity to the movements of any engine or machine; a fly wheel.

2 : A ratchet-shaped scape wheel, which in some watches is acted upon by the axis of the balance wheel proper (in those watches called a balance).

3 : A wheel which regulates the beats or pulses of a watch or chronometer, answering to the pendulum of a clock; -- often called simply a balance.

4 : A water wheel, on which the stream of water strikes neither so high as in the overshot wheel, nor so low as in the undershot, but generally at about half the height of the wheel, being kept in contact with it by the breasting. The water acts on the float boards partly by impulse, partly by its weight.

5 : A circular revolving brush used by turners, lapidaries, silversmiths, etc., for polishing.

6 : A wheel without teeth, used to turn a similar one by the friction of bristles or something brushlike or soft attached to the circumference.

7 : A flanged wheel of a railway car or truck.

8 : See catherine wheel.

9 : A revolving piece of fireworks resembling in form the window of the same name.

10 : Same as Rose window and Wheel window. Called also Catherine-wheel window.

11 : An inversion of the chain pump, by which it becomes a motor driven by water.

12 : A chain pulley, or sprocket wheel.

13 : A wheel with cogs or teeth; a gear wheel. See Illust. of Gearing.

14 : To cause to wheel or turn in an opposite direction.

15 : The wheel in a clock which regulates the number of strokes.

16 : A wheel with cogs or teeth set at right angles to its plane; -- called also a contrate wheel or face wheel.

17 : To encircle.

18 : Light-heeled; gay; frisky; frolicsome.

19 : Having four wheels.

20 : A vehicle having four wheels.

21 : A tool for ornamenting the edge of a sole.

22 : Any wheel worked by hand; esp., one the rim of which serves as the handle by which a valve, car brake, or other part is adjusted.

23 : A cyma reversa; -- so called by workmen.

24 : 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.

25 : Management by the heel, especially the spurred heel; as, the horse understands the heel well.

26 : The part of any tool next the tang or handle; as, the heel of a scythe.

27 : The uppermost part of the blade of a sword, next to the hilt.

28 : In a small arm, the corner of the but which is upwards in the firing position.

29 : The lower end of a mast, a boom, the bowsprit, the sternpost, etc.

30 : The after end of a ship's keel.

31 : The part of a thing corresponding in position to the human heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests

32 : Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob.

33 : The latter or remaining part of anything; the closing or concluding part.

34 : 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.

35 : The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; -- in man or quadrupeds.

36 : To lean or tip to one side, as a ship; as, the ship heels aport; the boat heeled over when the squall struck it.

37 : To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.

38 : To add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe.

39 : To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like.

40 : A composition of wax and lampblack, used by shoemakers for polishing, and by antiquaries in copying inscriptions.

41 : of Heel

42 : A dependent and subservient hanger-on of a political patron.

43 : A cock that strikes well with his heels or spurs.

44 : of Heel

45 : Without a heel.

46 : The end.

47 : A piece of leather fixed on the heel of a shoe.

48 : A piece of armor to protect the heels.

49 : The quoin post of a lock gate.

50 : The post to which a gate or door is hinged.

(50) words is found which contain heel in our database

For heel word found data is following....

1 : Balance wheel

A wheel which imparts regularity to the movements of any engine or machine; a fly wheel.

2 : Balance wheel

A ratchet-shaped scape wheel, which in some watches is acted upon by the axis of the balance wheel proper (in those watches called a balance).

3 : Balance wheel

A wheel which regulates the beats or pulses of a watch or chronometer, answering to the pendulum of a clock; -- often called simply a balance.

4 : Breastwheel

n.

A water wheel, on which the stream of water strikes neither so high as in the overshot wheel, nor so low as in the undershot, but generally at about half the height of the wheel, being kept in contact with it by the breasting. The water acts on the float boards partly by impulse, partly by its weight.

5 : Brush wheel

A circular revolving brush used by turners, lapidaries, silversmiths, etc., for polishing.

6 : Brush wheel

A wheel without teeth, used to turn a similar one by the friction of bristles or something brushlike or soft attached to the circumference.

7 : Car wheel

A flanged wheel of a railway car or truck.

8 : Catharine wheel

See catherine wheel.

9 : Catherine wheel

A revolving piece of fireworks resembling in form the window of the same name.

10 : Catherine wheel

Same as Rose window and Wheel window. Called also Catherine-wheel window.

11 : Chain wheel

An inversion of the chain pump, by which it becomes a motor driven by water.

12 : Chain wheel

A chain pulley, or sprocket wheel.

13 : Cogwheel

n.

A wheel with cogs or teeth; a gear wheel. See Illust. of Gearing.

14 : Counterwheel

v. t.

To cause to wheel or turn in an opposite direction.

15 : Count-wheel

n.

The wheel in a clock which regulates the number of strokes.

16 : Crown wheel

A wheel with cogs or teeth set at right angles to its plane; -- called also a contrate wheel or face wheel.

17 : Enwheel

v. t.

To encircle.

18 : Feather-heeled

a.

Light-heeled; gay; frisky; frolicsome.

19 : Four-wheeled

a.

Having four wheels.

20 : Four-wheeler

n.

A vehicle having four wheels.

21 : Fudge wheel

A tool for ornamenting the edge of a sole.

22 : Handwheel

n.

Any wheel worked by hand; esp., one the rim of which serves as the handle by which a valve, car brake, or other part is adjusted.

23 : Heel

n.

A cyma reversa; -- so called by workmen.

24 : Heel

n.

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.

25 : Heel

n.

Management by the heel, especially the spurred heel; as, the horse understands the heel well.

26 : Heel

n.

The part of any tool next the tang or handle; as, the heel of a scythe.

27 : Heel

n.

The uppermost part of the blade of a sword, next to the hilt.

28 : Heel

n.

In a small arm, the corner of the but which is upwards in the firing position.

29 : Heel

n.

The lower end of a mast, a boom, the bowsprit, the sternpost, etc.

30 : Heel

n.

The after end of a ship's keel.

31 : Heel

n.

The part of a thing corresponding in position to the human heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests

32 : Heel

n.

Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob.

33 : Heel

n.

The latter or remaining part of anything; the closing or concluding part.

34 : Heel

n.

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.

35 : Heel

n.

The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; -- in man or quadrupeds.

36 : Heel

v. i.

To lean or tip to one side, as a ship; as, the ship heels aport; the boat heeled over when the squall struck it.

37 : Heel

v. t.

To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.

38 : Heel

v. t.

To add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe.

39 : Heel

v. t.

To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like.

40 : Heelball

n.

A composition of wax and lampblack, used by shoemakers for polishing, and by antiquaries in copying inscriptions.

41 : Heeled

imp. & p. p.

of Heel

42 : Heeler

n.

A dependent and subservient hanger-on of a political patron.

43 : Heeler

n.

A cock that strikes well with his heels or spurs.

44 : Heeling

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Heel

45 : Heelless

a.

Without a heel.

46 : Heelpiece

n.

The end.

47 : Heelpiece

n.

A piece of leather fixed on the heel of a shoe.

48 : Heelpiece

n.

A piece of armor to protect the heels.

49 : Heelpost

n.

The quoin post of a lock gate.

50 : Heelpost

n.

The post to which a gate or door is hinged.

This word heel uses (4) total characters with white space

This word heel uses (4) total characters with white out space

This word heel uses 3 unique characters: E H L

Number of all permutations npr for heel word is (6)

Number of all combination ncr for heel word is (6)

Similar matching soundex word for heel

2 same character containing word for heel

3 same character containing word For heel

4 same character containing word For heel

All permutations word for heel

All combinations word for heel

All similar letter combinations related to heel

From Wikipedia

Heel
Girls heel.jpg
A human heel
Details
Identifiers
Latincalx
TAA01.1.00.042
FMA24994
Anatomical terminology
[edit on Wikidata]

The heel is the prominence at the posterior end of the foot. It is based on the projection of one bone, the calcaneus or heel bone, behind the articulation of the bones of the lower leg.

From Wiktionary

See also: Heel and hééł

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Pronunciation
    • 1.2 Etymology 1
      • 1.2.1 Noun
        • 1.2.1.1 Synonyms
        • 1.2.1.2 Antonyms
        • 1.2.1.3 Derived terms
        • 1.2.1.4 Translations
      • 1.2.2 Verb
        • 1.2.2.1 Translations
    • 1.3 Etymology 2
      • 1.3.1 Verb
        • 1.3.1.1 Translations
      • 1.3.2 Noun
        • 1.3.2.1 Synonyms
    • 1.4 Anagrams
  • 2 Dutch
    • 2.1 Pronunciation
    • 2.2 Etymology 1
      • 2.2.1 Adjective
        • 2.2.1.1 Inflection
        • 2.2.1.2 Synonyms
        • 2.2.1.3 Derived terms
        • 2.2.1.4 Related terms
      • 2.2.2 Adverb
        • 2.2.2.1 Usage notes
    • 2.3 Etymology 2
      • 2.3.1 Verb
    • 2.4 Anagrams
  • 3 Luxembourgish
    • 3.1 Verb
  • 4 Middle Dutch
    • 4.1 Etymology
    • 4.2 Adjective
      • 4.2.1 Inflection
      • 4.2.2 Descendants
    • 4.3 Further reading

English[edit]

Wikipedia has articles on:
heel
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has an article on:
Heel (part of the foot)
Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hiːl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːl
  • Homophones: heal, he'll, hill (in some dialects)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English hele, heel, from Old English hēla, from Proto-Germanic *hanhilaz (compare North Frisian hael, Dutch hiel, Danish and Norwegian hæl Swedish häl), diminutive of Proto-Germanic *hanhaz (hock), equivalent to hock +‎ -le. More at hock.

Noun[edit]

heel (plural heels)

A girl's heel
heel of the hand
Heel of a loaf of rye bread
  1. (anatomy) The rear part of the foot, where it joins the leg.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Denham
      He [the stag] calls to mind his strength and then his speed, / His winged heels and then his armed head.
  2. The part of a shoe's sole which supports the foot's heel.
  3. The rear part of a sock or similar covering for the foot.
  4. The part of the palm of a hand closest to the wrist.
    He drove the heel of his hand into the man's nose.
  5. (usually in the plural) A woman's high-heeled shoe.
    • 2008, Kwame Shauku, Wonderful Williams and the Magnificent Seven (page 257)
      She'd been wearing heels, and fell backward off her right heel and twisted or broke her ankle.
    • 2011, Candace Irvine, A Dangerous Engagement
      Opting to improve her odds of making it up the stairs and into the privacy of her room, she kicked off her left heel, and then her right before leaning down to scoop them up.
    • 2015, Alex Blackmore, Killing Eva
      Flat shoes. As she pushed off her left heel and pressed the sole of her foot to the cold floor she looked forward to them.
  6. (firearms) The back, upper part of the stock.
  7. The last or lowest part of anything.
    the heel of a mast
    the heel of a vessel
    • (Can we date this quote?) Anthony Trollope
      the heel of a hunt
  8. (US, Ireland) A crust end-piece of a loaf of bread.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Sir Walter Scott
      the heel of the white loaf
  9. (US) The base of a bun sliced in half lengthwise.
    • 1996, Ester Reiter, Making Fast Food: From the Frying Pan Into the Fryer (page 100)
      The bottom half, or the bun heel is placed in the carton, and the pickle slices spread evenly over the meat or cheese.
  10. A contemptible, inconsiderate or thoughtless person.
  11. (slang, professional wrestling) A headlining wrestler regarded as a "bad guy," whose ring persona embodies villainous or reprehensible traits and demonstrates characteristics of a braggart and a bully.
    • 1992, Bruce Lincoln, Discourse and the Construction of Society (page 158)
      Freedman began his analysis by noting two important facts about professional wrestling: First, that heels triumph considerably more often than do babyfaces []
  12. (card games) The cards set aside for later use in a patience or solitaire game.
  13. Anything resembling a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob.
  14. (architecture) The lower end of a timber in a frame, as a post or rafter.
  15. (specifically, US) The obtuse angle of the lower end of a rafter set sloping.
  16. (architecture, workman slang) A cyma reversa.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gwilt to this entry?)
  17. (carpentry) The short side of an angled cut.
  18. (golf) The part of a club head's face nearest the shaft.
  19. In a carding machine, the part of a flat nearest the cylinder.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (end of bread): ender, outsider (Scotland)
Antonyms[edit]
  • (headlining wrestler): babyface
  • (angled cut in carpentry): toe
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]
The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.

Verb[edit]

heel (third-person singular simple present heels, present participle heeling, simple past and past participle heeled)

  1. To follow at somebody's heels; to chase closely.
    She called to her dog to heel.
  2. To add a heel to, or increase the size of the heel of (a shoe or boot).
  3. To kick with the heel.
  4. (transitive) To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, etc.
    • William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida (act 4, scene 4, lines 85-86)
      I cannot sing, / Nor heel the high lavolt.
  5. (transitive) To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.
  6. (golf, transitive) To hit (the ball) with the heel of the club.
  7. (American football, transitive) To make (a fair catch) standing with one foot forward, the heel on the ground and the toe up.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of earlier heeld, from Middle English heelden, from Old English hyldan, hieldan (to incline), cognate with Old Norse hella (to pour out) (from Danish hælde (lean, pour)). More at hield.

Verb[edit]

heel (third-person singular simple present heels, present participle heeling, simple past and past participle heeled)

  1. (intransitive, especially of ships) To incline to one side; to tilt.
Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

heel (plural heels)

  1. The act of inclining or canting from a vertical position; a cant.
    The ship gave a heel to port.
Synonyms[edit]
  • heeling

Anagrams[edit]

  • Ehle, hele

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -eːl
  • IPA(key): /ɦeːl/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch hêel, from Old Dutch hēl, from Proto-Germanic *hailaz.

Adjective[edit]

heel (comparative heler, superlative heelst)

  1. complete, full, whole
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of heel
uninflectedheel
inflectedhele
comparativeheler
positivecomparativesuperlative
predicative/adverbialheelhelerhet heelst
het heelste
indefinitem./f. sing.helehelereheelste
n. sing.heelhelerheelste
pluralhelehelereheelste
definitehelehelereheelste
partitiveheelshelers
Synonyms[edit]
  • gans
  • volledig
Derived terms[edit]
  • geheel
  • helen
Related terms[edit]
  • heil

Adverb[edit]

heel

  1. very
Usage notes[edit]

Although an adverb, heel may be inflected as well (hele) to match the following adjective. For example, both of these sentences are correct:

  • Dat is een heel grote boom.
    That is a very large tree.
  • Dat is een hele grote boom.
    That is a very large tree.

The latter form may be regarded as informal and less appropriate for formal writing.

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

heel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of helen
  2. imperative of helen

Anagrams[edit]

  • hele

Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

heel

  1. second-person singular imperative of heelen

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch hēl, from Proto-Germanic *hailaz.

Adjective[edit]

hêel

  1. whole, full
  2. undamaged, unbroken
  3. healthy, healed
  4. honest, sincere, pure

Inflection[edit]

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: heel

Further reading[edit]

  • “heel (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • “heel (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929