Gheel, a town and commune of Belgium, in the province and 26 m. E. by S. of the city of Antwerp; pop. in 1867, 11,200. It has several churches and some manufactures. The commune has been from the 13th century a sort of asylum for insane persons, who are lodged and boarded in the houses of the peasantry, by whom in many cases they are employed in held and other labor.