Crossword clues for heel
- Canine command
- Elevator at the bottom?
- Achilles' weak spot
- Command to a canine
- The back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground
- The back part of the human foot
- The bottom of a shoe or boot
- Someone who is morally reprehensible
- Command to Fido
- Lean to one side
- Down at the ___
- Tyrannical power
- List at sea
- Place for a shoe tap
- End of a loaf
- List, as a ship
- Achilles' soft spot
- End piece of a loaf
- Foot part
- Cad, colloquially
- Word to a dog
- Sock part
- Achilles' vulnerable spot
- Palm part
- Loaf end
- Dog command
- Bread end
- Replaceable shoe part
- Command to Spot
- 24-Across's opposite
- Part of a pump
- 6-Down's partner
- Toe's opposite
- No Mr. Nice Guy
- Lowdown louse
- Command to a dog
- Shoe part
- Command to Rover
- Contemptible one
- Pursue closely
- Obedience school command
- Stiletto, e.g.
- Height enhancer
- Rear of a sole
- Lab instruction?
- Boot part
- Achilles' weakness
- Darned spot, often
- Sole support
- Crusty piece of bread
- Last of a loaf
- Part of a shoe with a tap
- Dog trainer's "Follow!"
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Heel \Heel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Heeled; p. pr. & vb. n. Heeling.]
To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like. [R.]
I cannot sing, Nor heel the high lavolt.
To add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe.
To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.
(Golf) To hit (the ball) with the heel of the club.
(Football) To make (a fair catch) standing with one foot advanced, the heel on the ground and the toe up.
Heel \Heel\, n. [OE. hele, heele, AS. h[=e]la, perh. for h[=o]hila, fr. AS. h[=o]h heel (cf. Hough); but cf. D. hiel, OFries. heila, h[=e]la, Icel. h[ae]ll, Dan. h[ae]l, Sw. h["a]l, and L. calx. [root]12. Cf. Inculcate.]
The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; -- in man or quadrupeds.
He [the stag] calls to mind his strength and then his speed, His winged heels and then his armed head.
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 concluding part. ``The heel of a hunt.''
--A. Trollope. ``The heel of the white loaf.''
--Sir W. Scott.
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; especially:
(Naut.) The after end of a ship's keel.
(Naut.) The lower end of a mast, a boom, the bowsprit, the sternpost, etc.
(Mil.) In a small arm, the corner of the but which is upwards in the firing position.
(Mil.) 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 a scythe.
(Man.) 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.
(Golf) The part of the face of the club head nearest the shaft.
In a carding machine, the part of a flat nearest the cylinder.
Heel chain (Naut.), a chain passing from the bowsprit cap around the heel of the jib boom.
Heel plate, the butt plate of a gun.
Heel of a rafter. (Arch.) See Heel, n., 7.
Heel ring, a ring for fastening a scythe blade to the snath.
Neck and heels, the whole body. (Colloq.)
To be at the heels of, to pursue closely; to follow hard; as, hungry want is at my heels.
To be down at the heel, to be slovenly or in a poor plight.
To be out at the heels, to have on stockings that are worn out; hence, to be shabby, or in a poor plight.
To cool the heels. See under Cool.
To go heels over head, to turn over so as to bring the heels uppermost; hence, to move in a inconsiderate, or rash, manner.
To have the heels of, to outrun.
To lay by the heels, to fetter; to shackle; to imprison.
To show the heels, to flee; to run from.
To take to the heels, to flee; to betake to flight.
To throw up another's heels, to trip him.
To tread upon one's heels, to follow closely.
Heel \Heel\ (h[=e]l), v. i. [OE. helden to lean, incline, AS. heldan, hyldan; akin to Icel. halla, Dan. helde, Sw. h["a]lla to tilt, pour, and perh. to E. hill.] (Naut.) To lean or tip to one side, as a ship; as, the ship heels aport; the boat heeled over when the squall struck it.
Heeling error (Naut.), a deviation of the compass caused by the heeling of an iron vessel to one side or the other.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"back of the foot," Old English hela, from Proto-Germanic *hanhilon (cognates: Old Norse hæll, Old Frisian hel, Dutch hiel), from PIE *kenk- (3) "heel, bend of the knee" (source also of Old English hoh "hock").\n
\nMeaning "back of a shoe or boot" is c.1400. Down at heels (1732) refers to heels of boots or shoes worn down and the owner too poor to replace them. For Achilles' heel "only vulnerable spot" see Achilles. To "fight with (one's) heels" (fighten with heles) in Middle English meant "to run away."
"to lean to one side," in reference to a ship, Old English hieldan "incline, lean, slope," from Proto-Germanic *helthijan (cognates: Middle Dutch helden "to lean," Dutch hellen, Old Norse hallr "inclined," Old High German halda, German halde "slope, declivity"). Re-spelled 16c. from Middle English hield, probably by misinterpretation of -d as a past tense suffix.
"contemptible person," 1914 in U.S. underworld slang, originally "incompetent or worthless criminal," perhaps from a sense of "person in the lowest position" and thus from heel (n.1).
Etymology 1 n. 1 (context anatomy English) The rear part of the foot, where it joins the leg. 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 (context firearms English) The back upper part of the stock. 5 The last or lowest part of anything; as, ''the heel of a mast'' or ''the heel of a vessel''. 6 (context US Ireland English) A crust end-piece of a loaf of bread. 7 (context US English) The base of a bun sliced in half lengthwise. 8 A contemptible, inconsiderate or thoughtless person. 9 (context slang professional wrestling English) A wrestler whose on-ring persona embodies villainous or reprehensible traits. Contrast with babyface. 10 (context card games English) The cards set aside for later use in a patience or solitaire game. 11 Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob. 12 (context architecture English) The lower end of a timber in a frame, as a post or rafter. Specifically, (context US English), the obtuse angle of the lower end of a rafter set sloping. 13 (context architecture English) A cyma reversa; so called by workmen. 14 (context carpentry English) the short side of an angled cut 15 (cx golf English) The part of the face of the club head nearest the shaft. 16 In a carding machine, the part of a flat nearest the cylinder. vb. 1 To follow at somebody's heels; to chase closely. 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 (context transitive English) To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, etc. 5 (context transitive English) To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting. 6 (cx golf transitive English) To hit (the ball) with the heel of the club. 7 (cx football transitive English) To make (a fair catch) standing with one foot forward, the heel on the ground and the toe up. Etymology 2
n. The act of inclining or canting from a vertical position; a cant. vb. (context intransitive English) To incline to one side, to tilt (especially of ships).
n. the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground
the back part of the human foot
one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread
the lower end of a ship's mast
(golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft
the piece of leather that fits the heel [syn: counter]
In professional wrestling, a heel (also known as a rudo in lucha libre) is a wrestler who is villainous or a "bad guy", who is booked (scripted) by the promotion to be in the position of being an antagonist. They are typically opposed by their polar opposites, faces, who are the heroic protagonist or "good guy" characters. In American wrestling, it was common for the faces to be American and the heels to be portrayed as foreign (e.g. The Iron Sheik, Eddie Guerrero, Alexander Rusev).
In order to gain heat (with boos and jeers from the audience), heels are often portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner by breaking rules or otherwise taking advantage of their opponents outside the bounds of the standards of the match. Others do not (or rarely) break rules, but instead exhibit unlikeable, appalling and deliberately offensive and demoralizing personality traits such as arrogance, cowardice or contempt for the audience. Many heels do both, cheating as well as behaving nastily. No matter the type of heel, the most important job is that of the antagonist role. Heels exist to provide a foil to the face wrestlers. If a given heel is cheered over the face, a promoter may opt to turn that heel to face or vice versa, or to make the wrestler do something even more despicable to encourage heel heat.
In the world of lucha libre wrestling, heels are generally known for being brawlers and for using physical moves that emphasize brute strength or size, often having outfits akin to demons, devils, or other tricksters. This is contrasted with the heroic técnicos that are generally known for using moves requiring technical skill, particularly aerial maneuvers.
The heel is the prominence at the posterior end of the foot.
Heel also may refer to:
- Heel (shoe)
- Heel of the hand
- Heel (professional wrestling)
- Heel (corporation), a homeopathy company
- Heel, Netherlands
- The neck joint of a guitar
- The end of a loaf of bread
- A dog obedience training command
- North Carolina Tar Heels, often known as the "Heels"
A heel is the projection at the back of a shoe which rests below the heel bone. The shoe heel is used to improve the balance of the shoe, increase the height of the wearer, alter posture or other decorative purposes. Sometimes raised, the high heel is common to a form of shoe often worn by women, but sometimes by men too. See also stiletto heel.
Heel is a developer, producer and distributor of homeopathic preparations. It was founded in 1936 by Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg. Heel has offices in 40 countries worldwide including the United States where it is located in Albuquerque, NM.
Heel is the second studio album from Dogs of Peace. Suite 28 Records released the album on April 22, 2016.
Usage examples of "heel".
I just sat back on my heels and let her tongue lash over me, until at last it dawned on me that the old abo must have gone running to her and she thought we were responsible for scaring him out of what wits he had.
Round the corner of the narrow street there came rushing a brace of whining dogs with tails tucked under their legs, and after them a white-faced burgher, with outstretched hands and wide-spread fingers, his hair all abristle and his eyes glinting back from one shoulder to the other, as though some great terror were at his very heels.
From their bases first at Turin, and then at Coblenz, they were accused of planning invasions of France on the heels of absolutist armies that would put good patriots and their women and children to the sword and raze their cities.
With the heel of his palm on the underside, he flicked a callused thumb back and forth across the pebbled tip until her breast felt heavy and ached for some fulfillment she could not understand.
And hard on the heels of that thought, she had to wonder if she could have possibly allowed her agoraphobia to become a convenient excuse to justify her career choices and a lifestyle some would consider eccentric.
So I sat, scuffing my heels against the floor and trying to take an interest in what Alake was doing.
She was more noted for her skill at archery and the constant shadows of three or more of the Alaunt hounds at her heels.
To his considerable dissurprise, Alec stared at him for a moment, then turned on his heel and stalked abruptly away to stare out over the central pool, his back rigid as a blade.
Gorloic, and laying a hand to his hilt he rushed forward through the antechamber and into the gatehouse, his friends coming hard on his heels.
A slight young woman, Mary developed strong muscles in the forearms as she grasped the areolar tissue, sometimes making Daisy squeal, rolled the large muscles of the calf and thigh firmly both ways and kneaded the belly with the heel of her hand.
He dropped down the staircase and raced towards the doors of the armoury with Big Daniel and the others on his heels.
She knelt stiffly before Ashake and spread it out, sitting back then on her heels as the girl, making slow work of it, rolled the talisman into a tight bundle.
Ze hebben allemaal heel hard aan dit boek gewerkt en de bezorgdheid van een beginnend auteur vriendelijk getolereerd.
He rose to his feet and put into Avis where she lay at precisely the correct elevation, her heels still over his shoulders.
Axis bowed slightly to Jayme and Moryson, his right fist clenched over the golden axes on his breast, then he strode from the room, his boot heels clicking sharply on the stone floor.