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heel (villain)

Definition:

someone who is morally reprehensible

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

heels

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

blackguard | bounder | cad | dog | hound | perisher [Australia]

Etymology:

Middle English hele from Old English hela, akin to Dutch ... | with assimilated...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of heel...

Definition references  (+images)

New World Dictionary:

cad | CAD

a man or boy whose behavior is not gentlemanly | computer-aided design (11 of 36 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cad

Collins Dictionary:

cad | CAD | caddish [adjective, derived]

[British, informal, outdated] a man who does not behave in a gentlemanly manner towards others | computer-aided design (17 of 495 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/cad

Wikipedia:

CAD (disambiguation) | Cad

may refer to: Cadmium, an element | Cold air damming, a meteorological phenomenon that involves a high pressure system | Collision-induced dissociation, also called collisionally activated dissociation, a fragmentation method used in mass spectrometry... (32 of 401 words, 34 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/CAD (disambiguation)

Merriam-Webster:

cad | bastard [synonym, sense-specific] | beast [synonym, sense-specific] | bleeder [British, synonym, sense-specific] | blighter [British, synonym, sense-specific] | boor [synonym, sense-specific] | bounder [synonym, sense-specific] | bugger [synonym, sense-specific] | buzzard [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

an omnibus conductor | a man who acts with deliberate disregard for another's feelings or rights (15 of 208 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/cad

Oxford Dictionary:

cad | caddish [derived] | caddishly [derived] | caddishness [derived]

Syllabification: (cad) | [dated, humorous] | a man who behaves dishonorably, especially toward a woman (13 of 67 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/cad

cad [informal, dated] | caddish [derived] | caddishly [derived] | caddishness [derived]

a man who behaves dishonourably, especially towards a woman (9 of 63 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/cad

Random House Dictionary:

cad | CAD | CAD: computer-aided design [sense-specific]

an ill-bred man, especially one who behaves in a dishonorable or irresponsible way toward women. | [British, archaic] ; a local town boy or youth, as ... (25 of 55 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/cad

Wiktionary:

cad | cads [plural] | villain [synonym, sense-specific] | womanizer [synonym, sense-specific] | dog [synonym, sense-specific]

A person who stands at the door of an omnibus to open and shut it, and to receive fares; an idle hanger-on about innyards. | A low-bred, presuming person; a mean, vulgar fellow, a seducer. (34 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/cad

Macmillan British Dictionary:

cad [countable, outdated] | cads [plural]

a man who behaves in an unkind or unfair way, especially towards women (13 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/cad

Cambridge Dictionary:

cad [entry 1, dated]

a man who behaves badly or dishonestly, especially to women (10 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/cad 1

American Heritage Dictionary:

cad | CAD | caddish [adjective, related] | caddishly [adverb, related] | caddishness [noun, related]

A man whose behavior is unprincipled or dishonorable. | computer-aided design (10 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/cad

Britannica Encyclopedia:

hound [hunting dog]

Classification of hunting dogs that is more general than setter, retriever, pointer, or other sporting dog categories. Most hounds were bred and ... (22 of 81 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/272973​/hound

Columbia Encyclopedia:

hound

classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs bred to hunt animals. Most of the dogs in this group hunt by scent, their quarry ... (26 of 145 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0824296​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

cad | cads [plural]

a man whose conduct, especially toward women, is considered unscrupulous or dishonorable (dated) | the smallest or weakest piglet in a litter (21 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861593941​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

heel

Origin: Middle English hele from Old English hela, akin to Dutch ... | with assimilated -d from Middle English helden from Old English ... (21 of 56 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heel

Wiktionary:

heel | heels [plural] | heeled [past tense] | heeling [present participle]

Origin: Middle English hele, heel, from Old English hēla, from Proto-Germanic *hanhilaz (compare Dutch hiel, Swedish häl), diminutive of Proto-Germanic *hanhaz ("hock"). More at hock. | Alteration... (25 of 55 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/heel

Collins Dictionary:

heel

Origin: Old English hēla; related to Old Norse hǣll, Old Frisian hêl | Old English hieldan; related to Old Norse hallr inclined, Old High German helden to bow

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/heel

American Heritage Dictionary:

heel | heeled [past tense] | heeling [present participle] | heels [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English hēla. | Alteration of Middle English helden, from Old English hieldan.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heel

Merriam-Webster:

heel [entry 1, noun]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English hēla; akin to Old Norse hæll heel, Old English hōh

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/heel

heel [entry 3, verb]

First use: 1575

Origin: alteration of Middle English heelden, from Old English hieldan; akin to Old High German hald inclined, Lithuanian šalis side, region

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/heel show=2

Oxford Dictionary:

heel [entry 1] | to | on | kick [British] | rock [British] | heels [British]

Origin: Old English hēla, hǣla, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hiel, also to "hough"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/heel

heel [entry 2]

First use: late 16th century

Origin: obsolete heeld, hield "incline", of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hellen

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/heel--2

heel [entry 3] | heel something in

Origin: Old English helian "cover, hide", of Germanic origin, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin celare "hide"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/heel--3

Encarta Dictionary:

heel [entry 1] | heels [plural] | heeled [past tense] | heeling [present participle]

Origin: Old English hēla from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617210​/definition​.html  [offline]

heel [entry 2] | heels [plural] | heeled [past tense] | heeling [present participle]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: Alteration of hield (taken as past participle) from Old English hieldan "lean, bend" from W Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861617209​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

heel | heels [plural] | heeled [past tense] | heeling [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heel"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/heel

Collins Dictionary:

heel

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heel"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/heel

Macmillan British Dictionary:

heel [countable] | heels [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "heel"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/heel

heel [verb] | heeled [past tense] | heeling [present participle] | heels [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "heel"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/heel 17

heel [interjection]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "heel"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/heel 24

Macmillan American Dictionary:

heel [countable] | heels [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "heel"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/heel

heel [verb] | heeled [past tense] | heeling [present participle] | heels [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "heel"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/heel 17

heel [interjection]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "heel"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/heel 24

Cambridge Dictionary:

heel [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "heel"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "heel"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/heel 1

the Free Dictionary:

heel

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "heel"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "heel"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "heel" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/heel

Google Dictionary:

heel | heels [plural] | heeled [past tense] | heeling [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "heel"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=heel

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

heel

Audio: North American pronunciation of "heel"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=heel​0001 word=heel

YourDictionary Audio:

heel

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "heel" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heel

freedictionary.org:

Heel

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Heel" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=heel

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