[syn: navel, navel point]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Navel \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[imac]la.
[root]260. See Nave hub, and cf. Omphalic, Nombril,
1. (Anat.) A mark or depression in the middle of the abdomen;
the umbilicus; called also belly button in humans. See
2. The central part or point of anything; the middle.
Within the navel of this hideous wood,
Immured in cypress shades, a sorcerer dwells.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a scar where the umbilical cord was attached; "you were not
supposed to show your navel on television"; "they argued
whether or not Adam had a navel"; "she had a tattoo just
above her bellybutton" [syn: navel, umbilicus,
bellybutton, belly button, omphalos, omphalus]
2: the center point or middle of something; "the Incas believed
that Cuzco was the navel of the universe" [syn: navel,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
24 Moby Thesaurus words for "navel":
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