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Definition of "shoe" []

  • A durable covering for the human foot, made of leather or similar material with a rigid sole and heel, usually extending no higher than the ankle. (noun)
  • A horseshoe. (noun)
  • A part or device that is located at the base of something or that functions as a protective covering, as: (noun)
  • A strip of metal fitted onto the bottom of a sled runner. (noun)
  • The base for the supports of the superstructure of a bridge. (noun)
  • One of a matching pair of coverings shaped to fit the foot, esp one ending below the ankle, having an upper of leather, plastic, etc, on a sole and heel of heavier leather, rubber, or synthetic material (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Anything resembling a shoe in shape, function, position, etc, such as a horseshoe (noun)
  • A band of metal or wood on the bottom of the runner of a sledge (noun)
  • (in baccarat, etc) a boxlike device for holding several packs of cards and allowing the cards to be dispensed singly (noun)
  • A base for the supports of a superstructure of a bridge, roof, etc (noun)
  • A metal collector attached to an electric train that slides along the third rail and picks up power for the motor (noun)
  • A lining to protect from and withstand wear (noun)
  • To furnish with shoes (verb)
  • To fit (a horse) with horseshoes (verb)
  • To furnish with a hard cover, such as a metal plate, for protection against friction or bruising (verb)

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Use "shoe" in a sentence
  • "_want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe_"
  • "I was wondering if you could possibly find out the origin of the term shoe in, meaning someone will win for sure."
  • ""Brogue" the shoe comes from the Irish word "bróg," which probably derives from an Old Norse term meaning "leg covering.""