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heel

1
1. the back part of the human foot from the instep to the lower part of the ankle
2. the corresponding part in other vertebrates
3. Horticulture the small part of the parent plant that remains attached to a young shoot cut for propagation and that ensures more successful rooting
4. Nautical
a. the bottom of a mast
b. the after end of a ship's keel
5. the back part of a golf club head where it bends to join the shaft
6. Rugby possession of the ball as obtained from a scrum (esp in the phrase get the heel)

heel

2
inclined position from the vertical

Heel

The lower end of an upright member, especially one resting on a support.

What does it mean when you dream about a heel?

The heel is often used synonymously for the foot as a symbol, for example, to represent violence or oppression (e.g., under the heel of a dictator). As the part of the body most often in contact with the ground and dirt, it can be a symbol of the base or ignoble, for instance, a low, vile, contemptible, despicable person (a “heel”). The heel is also often represented by the analogous part of a shoe, which is frequently in shabby condition (“down at the heels”), perhaps signifying something in the dreamer’s life that needs attention. Finally, the heel can also represent vulnerability, as in an Achilles’ heel.

heel

[hēl]
(mechanical engineering)
(metallurgy)
A quantity of molten metal remaining in the ladle after pouring a metal cast-ing.
A quantity of metal retained in an induction furnace during a stand-by period.
(navigation)
Of a ship, to incline or to be inclined to one side.
(ordnance)
Upper corner of the butt of a rifle stock held in firing position.

heel

1. The lower end of an upright timber, esp. one resting on a support.
2. The lower end of the hanging stile of a door.
3. The floor brace for timbers that brace a wall.
4. The trailing edge of the blade of a bulldozer, or the like.
References in periodicals archive ?
3) Plantar heel pain has been referred to in the published literature by many names including heel spur syndrome, which lends some importance to the radiographic presence of an inferior calcaneal spur.
Similar reductions in self-reported pain were seen in the smaller groups of patients treated for heel spur or humeral epicondylitis.
Treatment of heel spurs is aimed at alleviating the pain with medication, and most spurs can be treated successfully without surgery.
I have developed a tender area on the underside of my right heel which a specialist has told me is due to something called a heel spur.
Now, the German researchers at the Mare Clinic in Kiel say they have devised a safe and effective way of eliminating the pain and curing heel spurs, the common and painful heel condition called plantar fasciitis in medical jargon.
22) Shama and Kominsky noted that of 1,000 patients who had been radiographed, only 132 had evident heel spurs of which, only 39% complained of a history of heel pain.
I know exactly Then she developed heel spurs in both feet and tennis elbow in both arms from the extra pressure on her joints.
Footwear and foot care products designed for diabetics, meanwhile, are attracting diabetes sufferers as well as people who do not have the disease but have such conditions as heel spurs and neuropathy, according to a registered nurse at a regional drug chain in Alabama.
In the July/August edition of The Saturday Evening Post, you had a "Medical Mailbox" article on heel spurs.
Some aches and pains, such as corns, bunions, fallen arches and heel spurs are easily recognizable as problems directly associated with foot abuse or maladies.
in December of 2001 and the steadily increasing acceptance of the company's OssaTron(R) high-energy shock wave system as an effective treatment of plantar fasciitis, commonly known as heel spurs.
They also aid in the relief and the prevention of many common problems including heel and arch pain due to Plantar Fasciitis, heel spurs, runner's knee, overpronation and knee and back pain.