The definition of a heel is the part of the foot on the opposite end from the toes, under the ankle, or the part of a shoe that supports the heel.(noun)
The heel is defined as the outside bottom of a shoe, opposite of where the toes would be inside of the shoe.(noun)
An example of a heel is the part of a shoe that can be made thicker to make a person appear taller.
See heel in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME hele < OE hela, akin to Du hiel < Gmc *hanhila < *hanha < IE base *kenk-, leg joint, heel
Origin: with assimilated -d < ME helden < OE hieldan (*healdjan), to incline, slope < base of heald, sloping, bent < IE base *el-, to incline > (via *lei-) L -clinare, incline
See heel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English hēla.
intr. & tr.v. heeled, heel·ing, heels
Origin: Alteration of Middle English helden
Origin: , from Old English hieldan.
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