Examples of navel in a Sentence
a city that likes to regard itself as the nation's navel of art and culture
Recent Examples of navel from the Web
This is not the latest in the never-ending, navel-gazing trend of stories about struggling to make your way in the cutthroat world of comedy.
An umbilical hernia is a hernia that occurs in the belly button or navel.
Move the right hand across the body, below the navel and above the pubic bone.
The actress arrived wearing a vibrant red Michael Kors Collection column gown with a plunging V-neckline to her navel, slightly gathered at the waist with a bell sleeve and all over crystal embellishment.
Greenberg's signature style is for dialogue that outdoes Woody Allen for torrents of cultural references and occasional moments of psychological navel-gazing.
An angry 7-inch scar descending straight down from her navel shows where doctors went in not once but twice to clear out infection and sew up her intestines.
Nobody wants to be around a whiny, introspective, navel-gazing person.
Be sure to check under the arms, between the legs, around the waist, inside the navel, and don't forget the hairline and scalp.
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Origin and Etymology of navel
Middle English, from Old English nafela; akin to Old High German nabalo navel, Latin umbilicus, Greek omphalos
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
NAVEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of navel for English Language Learners
: the small, hollow or raised area in the middle of your stomach
NAVEL Defined for Kids
Definition of navel for Students
: a hollow or bump in the middle of the stomach that marks the place where the umbilical cord was attached
Headscratcher for navel
Don't confuse the words navel and naval. Navel means “belly button,” but naval means “relating to the navy.” You might say that a sailor has a “naval navel.”
Medical Definition of navel
: a depression in the middle of the abdomen that marks the point of former attachment of the umbilical cord to the embryo—called also umbilicus
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