Definitions of heel

  1. To incline.
  2. To tip or lean to one side; cant, as a ship.
  3. To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like.
  4. To add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe.
  5. To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.
  6. To hit ( the ball) with the heel of the club.
  7. To make ( a fair catch) standing with one foot advanced, the heel on the ground and the toe up.
  8. To furnish with a heel.
  9. To use the heel: to furnish with heels.
  10. To add a heel to.
  11. To lean or tip to one side, as a ship; as, the ship heels aport; the boat heeled over when the squall struck it.
  12. To lean on one side, as a ship.
  13. To incline: to lean on one side, as a ship.
  14. follow at the heels of a person
  15. strike with the heel of the club, of golf balls
  16. perform with the heels, of a dance
  17. the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground
  18. the back part of the human foot
  19. one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread
  20. ( golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft
  21. the lower end of a ship's mast
  22. strike with the heel of the club; " heel a golf ball"
  23. perform with the heels; " heel that dance"
  24. tilt to one side; " The balloon heeled over"; " the wind made the vessel heel"; " The ship listed to starboard"
  25. 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.
  26. The latter or remaining part of anything; the closing or concluding part.
  27. Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob.
  28. The part of a thing corresponding in position to the human heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests
  29. The after end of a ship's keel.
  30. The lower end of a mast, a boom, the bowsprit, the sternpost, etc.
  31. In a small arm, the corner of the but which is upwards in the firing position.
  32. The uppermost part of the blade of a sword, next to the hilt.
  33. The part of any tool next the tang or handle; as, the heel of a scythe.
  34. Management by the heel, especially the spurred heel; as, the horse understands the heel well.
  35. 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.
  36. The part of the face of the club head nearest the shaft.
  37. In a carding machine, the part of a flat nearest the cylinder.
  38. The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; - in man or quadrupeds.
  39. A cyma reversa; - so called by workmen.
  40. The hinder part of the foot; the hinder part of a boot, shoe, or stocking; anything shaped like a heel.
  41. The part of the foot projecting behind: the whole foot ( esp. of beasts): the covering of the heel: a spur: the hinder part of anything.
  42. Hind part of the foot; foot; hind part of anything.
  43. The hinder part of the foot or of a shoe, or something like it in position; lower end of a rafter; last part of a thing.
  44. The hind part of the foot, or of a covering for the foot; the foot; a protuberance or knob; a spur; the after end of anything; the end.
  45. The hind part of the foot; hind part of a shoe or stocking; the latter or remaining part of a thing; among seamen, the lower end of anything, as of a mast.
  46. The hinder part of the foot; the posterior tarsal portion of the foot; the talon or talonid of a tooth.