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Meaning of NAVEL

Pronunciation:  'neyvul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  scar where the umbilical cord was attached
  2. [n]  the center point or middle of something

NAVEL is a 5 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: bellybutton, navel point, omphalos, omphalus, umbilicus
 See Also: abdomen, belly, center, centre, midpoint, point, stomach, venter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Na"vel\ (n[=a]"v'l), n. [AS. nafela, fr. nafu nave; akin
to D. navel, G. nabel, OHG. nabolo, Icel. nafli, Dan. navle,
Sw. nafle, L. umbilicus, Gr. 'omfalo`s, Skr. n[=a]bh[=i]la.
[root]260. See {Nave} hub, and cf. {Omphalic}, {Nombril},
1. (Anat.) A mark or depression in the middle of the abdomen;
   the umbilicus. See {Umbilicus}.

2. The central part or point of anything; the middle.

         Within the navel of this hideous wood, Immured in
         cypress shades, a sorcerer dwells.    --Milton.

3. (Gun.) An eye on the under side of a carronade for
   securing it to a carriage.

{Navel gall}, a bruise on the top of the chine of the back of
   a horse, behind the saddle. --Johnson.

{Navel point}. (Her.) Same as {Nombril}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your navel in your dream indicates your being and self.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: axis, center, center of action, center of gravity, centroid, centrum, core, dead center, epicenter, heart, hub, kernel, marrow, medulla, metacenter, middle, nave, nub, nucleus, omphalos, pith, pivot, storm center, umbilicus