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heel1 the rounded, back part of the human foot, or a part like it in an animal. [5 definitions]
heifer a young cow that has not had a calf.
height the distance from the bottom to the top. [5 definitions]
heighten to make higher. [3 definitions]
Heimlich maneuver an emergency technique used to save a person choking on something, such as food. One must stand behind the person choking and wrap one's arms around the person, just below the rib cage. One then presses hard in an upward movement to force air from the lungs. The rush of air should eject the object.
heir a person who receives or has the right to receive another person's property or title after that person's death.
heiress a female who has the right to or has received the money or property of a person who has died.
heirloom an object passed down through generations of a family.
held past tense and past participle of hold.
helicopter a type of aircraft that is held in the air and moved along by spinning blades attached to its top side.
helium a gas that is one of the chemical elements. It is used to fill balloons and blimps because it is lighter than air. (symbol: He)
hell the place where evil spirits live and where wicked people are punished after death, according to the Bible. [2 definitions]
he'll shortened form of "he will."
hello a word used as a greeting, statement of surprise, or call for attention. [2 definitions]
helm a wheel or lever used for steering a ship.
helmet a hard covering worn to protect the head.
help to aid or assist. [8 definitions]
helpful giving help or aid.
helping a normal amount of food served to a person at one meal.
helping verb another name for auxiliary verb.
helpless unable to take care of oneself. [2 definitions]