heel - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    the back part of your foot, below your ankle

    I’ve got a sore heel.

    sit back on your heels:

    He sat back on his heels and swore.

  2. 2
    the part underneath the back of a shoe

    black boots with low heels

    1. a.


      [plural] women’s shoes with high heels
  3. 3
    the part of a sock etc that goes over the back of your foot. The other end is called the toe.
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  4. 4
    the part of the front of your hand nearest your wrist

    Apply some pressure to your lower back with the heels of your hands.