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Heel vs. Platform

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Heelnoun

(anatomy) The rear part of the foot, where it joins the leg.

Platformnoun

A raised stage from which speeches are made and on which musical and other performances are made.

Heelnoun

The part of a shoe's sole which supports the foot's heel.

Platformnoun

A place or an opportunity to express one's opinion, a tribune.

‘This new talk show will give a platform to everyday men and women.’;

Heelnoun

The rear part of a sock or similar covering for the foot.

Platformnoun

A kind of high shoe with an extra layer between the inner and outer soles.

Heelnoun

The part of the palm of a hand closest to the wrist.

‘He drove the heel of his hand into the man's nose.’;

Platformnoun

(figurative) Something that allows an enterprise to advance; a foundation or stage.

Heelnoun

(usually plural) A woman's high-heeled shoe.

Platformnoun

(automobiles) A set of components shared by several vehicle models.

Heelnoun

(firearms) The back, upper part of the stock.

Platformnoun

(computing) A particular type of operating system or environment such as a database or other specific software, and/or a particular type of computer or microprocessor, used to describe a particular environment for running other software, or for defining a specific software or hardware environment for discussion purposes.

‘That program runs on the X Window System platform.’;

Heelnoun

The last or lowest part of anything.

‘the heel of a mast’; ‘the heel of a vessel’;

Platformnoun

(geology) A flat expanse of rock, often the result of wave erosion.

Heelnoun

A crust end-piece of a loaf of bread.

Platformnoun

(nautical) A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine.

Heelnoun

(US) The base of a bun sliced in half lengthwise.

Platformnoun

(politics) A political stance on a broad set of issues, which are called planks.

Heelnoun

A contemptible, inconsiderate or thoughtless person.

Platformnoun

(travel) A raised structure from which passengers can enter or leave a train, metro etc.

Heelnoun

A headlining wrestler regarded as a "bad guy," whose ring persona embodies villainous or reprehensible traits and demonstrates characteristics of a braggart and a bully.

Platformnoun

(obsolete) A plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern.

Heelnoun

(card games) The cards set aside for later use in a patience or solitaire game.

Platformverb

(transitive) To furnish with or shape into a platform

Heelnoun

Anything resembling a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob.

Platformverb

(transitive) To place on, or as if on, a platform.

Heelnoun

(architecture) The lower end of a timber in a frame, as a post or rafter.

Platformverb

To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.

Heelnoun

The obtuse angle of the lower end of a rafter set sloping.

Platformverb

To include in a political platform

Heelnoun

A cyma reversa.

Platformnoun

A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively.

Heelnoun

(carpentry) The short side of an angled cut.

Platformnoun

A place laid out after a model.

‘lf the platform just reflects the order.’;

Heelnoun

(golf) The part of a club head's face nearest the shaft.

Platformnoun

Any flat or horizontal surface; especially, one that is raised above some particular level, as a framework of timber or boards horizontally joined so as to form a roof, or a raised floor, or portion of a floor; a landing; a dais; a stage, for speakers, performers, or workmen; a standing place.

Heelnoun

In a carding machine, the part of a flat nearest the cylinder.

Platformnoun

A declaration of the principles upon which a person, a sect, or a party proposes to stand; a declared policy or system; as, the Saybrook platform; a political platform.

Heelnoun

The act of inclining or canting from a vertical position; a cant.

‘The ship gave a heel to port.’;

Platformnoun

A light deck, usually placed in a section of the hold or over the floor of the magazine. See Orlop.

Heelverb

To follow at somebody's heels; to chase closely.

‘She called to her dog to heel.’;

Platformverb

To place on a platform.

Heelverb

To add a heel to, or increase the size of the heel of (a shoe or boot).

Platformverb

To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.

‘Church discipline is platformed in the Bible.’;

Heelverb

To kick with the heel.

Platformnoun

a raised horizontal surface;

‘the speaker mounted the platform’;

Heelverb

(transitive) To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, etc.

Platformnoun

a document stating the aims and principles of a political party;

‘their candidate simply ignored the party platform’; ‘they won the election even though they offered no positive program’;

Heelverb

(transitive) To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.

Platformnoun

the combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system

Heelverb

To hit (the ball) with the heel of the club.

Platformnoun

any military structure or vehicle bearing weapons

Heelverb

To make (a fair catch) standing with one foot forward, the heel on the ground and the toe up.

Platformnoun

a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole

Heelverb

To incline to one side; to tilt.

Platformnoun

a raised level surface on which people or things can stand

‘there are viewing platforms where visitors may gape at the chasm’;

Heelverb

To lean or tip to one side, as a ship; as, the ship heels aport; the boat heeled over when the squall struck it.

Platformnoun

a raised floor or stage used by public speakers or performers so that they can be seen by their audience

‘he was a popular platform speaker’; ‘she was good enough to earn her living on the concert platform’;

Heelverb

To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like.

‘I cannot sing,Nor heel the high lavolt.’;

Platformnoun

a raised structure along the side of a railway track where passengers get on and off trains at a station

‘he walked along Platform 2’;

Heelverb

To add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe.

Platformnoun

the floor area at the entrance to a bus.

Heelverb

To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.

Platformnoun

a raised structure standing in the sea from which oil or gas wells can be drilled or regulated

‘offshore platforms’;

Heelverb

To hit (the ball) with the heel of the club.

Platformnoun

a raised structure or orbiting satellite from which rockets or missiles may be launched

‘the launch platform’; ‘orbiting weapons platforms’;

Heelverb

To make (a fair catch) standing with one foot advanced, the heel on the ground and the toe up.

Platformnoun

a standard for the hardware of a computer system, which determines what kinds of software it can run.

Heelnoun

The hinder part of the foot; sometimes, the whole foot; - in man or quadrupeds.

‘He [the stag] calls to mind his strength and then his speed,His winged heels and then his armed head.’;

Platformnoun

the declared policy of a political party or group

‘seeking election on a platform of low taxes’;

Heelnoun

The hinder part of any covering for the foot, as of a shoe, sock, etc.; specif., a solid part projecting downward from the hinder part of the sole of a boot or shoe.

Platformnoun

an opportunity to voice one's views or initiate action

‘the forum will provide a platform for discussion of communication issues’;

Heelnoun

The latter or remaining part of anything; the closing or concluding part.

Platformnoun

a shoe with very thick soles

‘yellow platform shoes’; ‘a pair of chunky platforms’;

Heelnoun

Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob.

Heelnoun

The part of a thing corresponding in position to the human heel; the lower part, or part on which a thing rests

Heelnoun

Management by the heel, especially the spurred heel; as, the horse understands the heel well.

Heelnoun

The lower end of a timber in a frame, as a post or rafter. In the United States, specif., the obtuse angle of the lower end of a rafter set sloping.

Heelnoun

The part of the face of the club head nearest the shaft.

Heelnoun

In a carding machine, the part of a flat nearest the cylinder.

Heelnoun

the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground

Heelnoun

the back part of the human foot

Heelnoun

someone who is morally reprehensible;

‘you dirty dog’;

Heelnoun

one of the crusty ends of a loaf of bread

Heelnoun

the lower end of a ship's mast

Heelnoun

(golf) the part of the clubhead where it joins the shaft

Heelnoun

the piece of leather that fits the heel

Heelverb

tilt to one side;

‘The balloon heeled over’; ‘the wind made the vessel heel’; ‘The ship listed to starboard’;

Heelverb

follow at the heels of a person

Heelverb

perform with the heels;

‘heel that dance’;

Heelverb

strike with the heel of the club;

‘heel a golf ball’;

Heelverb

put a new heel on;

‘heel shoes’;

Heel

The heel is the prominence at the posterior end of the foot. It is based on the projection of one bone, the calcaneus or heel bone, behind the articulation of the bones of the lower leg.

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