Definition of "shoe" [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)

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.

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 "brĂ³g," which probably derives from an Old Norse term meaning "leg covering.""