Heel vs Heelprint - What's the difference?

heel | heelprint |

As a proper noun heel

is a part of maasgouw in the netherlands.

As a noun heelprint is

a partial footprint left by a heel.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

From (etyl) hele, heel, from (etyl) . More at (l).


(en noun)
  • (anatomy) The rear part of the foot, where it joins the leg.
  • * Denham
  • He [the stag] calls to mind his strength and then his speed, / His winged heels and then his armed head.
  • The part of a shoe's sole which supports the foot's heel.
  • The rear part of a sock or similar covering for the foot.
  • (firearms) The back upper part of the stock.
  • The last or lowest part of anything; as, the heel of a mast'' or ''the heel of a vessel .
  • * A. Trollope
  • the heel of a hunt
  • (US, Ireland) A crust end-piece of a loaf of bread.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • the heel of the white loaf
  • (US) The base of a bun sliced in half lengthwise.
  • * 1996 , Ester Reiter, Making Fast Food: From the Frying Pan Into the Fryer (page 100)
  • The bottom half, or the bun heel is placed in the carton, and the pickle slices spread evenly over the meat or cheese.
  • A contemptible, inconsiderate or thoughtless person.
  • (slang, professional wrestling) A wrestler whose on-ring persona embodies villainous or reprehensible traits. Contrast with babyface.
  • * 1992 , Bruce Lincoln, Discourse and the Construction of Society (page 158)
  • Freedman began his analysis by noting two important facts about professional wrestling: First, that heels triumph considerably more often than do babyfaces
  • (card games) The cards set aside for later use in a patience or solitaire game.
  • Anything regarded as like a human heel in shape; a protuberance; a knob.
  • (architecture) The lower end of a timber in a frame, as a post or rafter. Specifically, (US), the obtuse angle of the lower end of a rafter set sloping.
  • (architecture) A cyma reversa; so called by workmen.
  • (Gwilt)
  • (carpentry) the short side of an angled cut
  • Antonyms
    * (angled cut in carpentry) toe
    Derived terms
    * Achilles heel * bring someone to heel * cool one's heels * dig in one's heels * down at heel * head over heels * heelside * heel-and-toe * high heels * hot on somebody's heels * kick one's heels * kick up one's heels * kitten heel * Tar Heel * stiletto heel * spike heel * take to one's heels * turn on one's heel * well-heeled


    (en verb)
  • To follow at somebody's heels; to chase closely.
  • To add a heel to, or increase the size of the heel of (a shoe or boot).
  • To kick with the heel.
  • To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, etc.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I cannot sing, / Nor heel the high lavolt.
  • To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.
  • Etymology 2

    Alteration of earlier heeld, from (etyl) heelden, from (etyl) hyldan, ). More at (l).


    (en verb)
  • To incline to one side, to tilt (especially of ships).
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of inclining or canting from a vertical position; a cant.
  • The ship gave a heel to port.
    * (l)




    (en noun)
  • A partial footprint left by a heel.