If you look down at your stomach, you can see your navel. It’s that weird-looking round depression in the middle of your belly, unless you have an "outie," in which case it pokes out instead of in.

Your navel is actually a large scar that was caused by the removal of the umbilical cord when you were born, also known as your belly button. The word can also be used figuratively for a center point, like how the navel is in the center of your stomach. You might call New York City the navel of the arts scene in the United States. Careful: navels have nothing to do with the Navy, that would be naval.

Definitions of navel

n a scar where the umbilical cord was attached

“you were not supposed to show your navel on television”
“they argued whether or not Adam had a navel
belly button, bellybutton, omphalos, omphalus, umbilicus
Type of:
the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

n the center point or middle of something

“the Incas believed that Cuzco was the navel of the universe”
navel point
Type of:
center, centre, midpoint
a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

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