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Definition of "navel" []

  • The mark on the surface of the abdomen of mammals where the umbilical cord was attached during gestation. Also called umbilicus. (noun)
  • A central point; a middle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "navel" in a sentence
  • "Back at Revolver, a 20-something wearing a collared shirt unbuttoned to his navel is approached and asked what he thinks of Ben Quayle."
  • "A thin, bright red streak that stretches from my sternum to a couple inches above my navel is a reminder of this."
  • "As one pulp writer said, exposing a navel is sexy."