footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
(card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time
U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
brake shoe, shoe, skid(verb)
a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
furnish with shoes
"the children were well shoed"
A protective covering for the foot, with a bottom part composed of thick leather or plastic sole and often a thicker heel, and a softer upper part made of leather or synthetic material. Shoes generally do not extend above the ankle, as opposed to boots, which do.
Get your shoes on now, or you'll be late for school.
A piece of metal designed to be attached to a horse's foot as a means of protection; a horseshoe.
Throw the shoe from behind the line, and try to get it to land circling (a ringer) or touching the far stake.
Something resembling a shoe by function, like a brake shoe.
Remember to turn the rotors when replacing the brake shoes, or they will wear out unevenly.
To put shoes on one's feet.
To put horseshoes on a horse.
To equip an object with a protection against wear.
The billiard cue stick was shod in silver.
Origin: From shoo, from scoh, from skōhaz (cf. Scots shae, West Frisian skoech, Dutch schoen, German Schuh, Swedish sko), from skeuk- (cf. Tocharian B skak ‘balcony’), from . More at sky.
a covering for the human foot, usually made of leather, having a thick and somewhat stiff sole and a lighter top. It differs from a boot on not extending so far up the leg
anything resembling a shoe in form, position, or use
a plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal to defend it from injury
a band of iron or steel, or a ship of wood, fastened to the bottom of the runner of a sleigh, or any vehicle which slides on the snow
a drag, or sliding piece of wood or iron, placed under the wheel of a loaded vehicle, to retard its motion in going down a hill
the part of a railroad car brake which presses upon the wheel to retard its motion
a trough-shaped or spout-shaped member, put at the bottom of the water leader coming from the eaves gutter, so as to throw the water off from the building
the trough or spout for conveying the grain from the hopper to the eye of the millstone
an inclined trough in an ore-crushing mill
an iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut or rafter
an iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile
a plate, or notched piece, interposed between a moving part and the stationary part on which it bears, to take the wear and afford means of adjustment; -- called also slipper, and gib
to furnish with a shoe or shoes; to put a shoe or shoes on; as, to shoe a horse, a sled, an anchor
to protect or ornament with something which serves the purpose of a shoe; to tip
Origin: [OE. sho, scho, AS. sch, sceh; akin to OFries. sk, OS. skh, D. schoe, schoen, G. schuh, OHG. scuoh, Icel. skr, Dan. & Sw. sko, Goth. skhs; of unknown origin.]
A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot while doing various activities. Shoes are also used as an item of decoration. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, with appearance originally being tied to function. Additionally fashion has often dictated many design elements, such as whether shoes have very high heels or flat ones. Contemporary footwear varies widely in style, complexity and cost. Basic sandals may consist of only a thin sole and simple strap. High fashion shoes may be made of very expensive materials in complex construction and sell for thousands of dollars a pair. Other shoes are for very specific purposes, such as boots specially designed for mountaineering or skiing. Shoes have traditionally been made from leather, wood or canvas, but are increasingly made from rubber, plastics, and other petrochemical-derived materials. The foot contains more bones than any other single part of the body. Though it has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years in relation to vastly varied terrain and climate conditions, the foot is still vulnerable to environmental hazards such as sharp rocks and hot ground, against which shoes can protect.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shōō, n. a covering for the foot, not coming above the ankle: a rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal to keep it from injury: anything in form or use like a shoe:—pl. Shoes (shōōz).—v.t. to furnish with shoes: to cover at the bottom:—pr.p. shoe′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. shod.—ns. Shoe′-bill, the whalehead (Balæniceps); Shoe′black, one who blacks and cleans shoes or boots; Shoe′-black′ing, blacking for boots and shoes; Shoe′-boy, a boy who cleans shoes; Shoe′-brush, a brush for cleaning boots or shoes; Shoe′-buck′le, a buckle for fastening the shoe on the foot, by means of a latchet passing over the instep; Shoe′-hamm′er, a broad-faced hammer for pounding leather and for driving pegs, &c.; Shoe′horn, a curved piece of horn or metal used in putting on a shoe; Shoe′ing-horn, a shoehorn: (obs.) anything by which a transaction is facilitated; Shoe′-lace, a shoe-string; Shoe′-latch′et, a thong for holding a shoe, sandal, &c. on the foot; Shoe′-leath′er, leather for shoes: shoes or shoeing generally.—adj. Shoe′less, destitute of shoes.—ns. Shoe′maker, one whose trade or occupation is to make shoes or boots; Shoe′making; Shoe′-peg, a small peg of wood or metal for fastening different parts of a shoe together; Sho′er, one who furnishes shoes, a horse-shoer; Shoe′-stretch′er, a last having a movable piece for distending the leather of the shoe in any part; Shoe′-string, a string used to draw the sides of the shoe or boot together; Shoe′-tie, a cord or string for lacing a shoe: (Shak.) a traveller; Shoe′-work′er, one employed in a shoe-factory.—Another pair of shoes (coll.), quite a different matter; Be in one's shoes, or boots, to be in one's place; Die in one's shoes, to die by violence, esp. by hanging; Put the shoe on the right foot, to lay the blame where it rightly belongs. [A.S. sceó; Goth. skohs, Ger. schuh.]
What does SHOE stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the SHOE acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SHOE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3566
Rank popularity for the word 'SHOE' in Nouns Frequency: #959
The numerical value of SHOE in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of SHOE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Any shoe which protects your feet in a hard road is a beautiful shoe!
They've taken the foot off Johnny Grubb. Uh, they've taken the shoe off Johnny Grubb.
The sneaker is segueing away from simply being a fitness shoe to being a fashion shoe.
The devices can help control excessive motion in the foot, the shoe should be the correct size for the child and not too flimsy from toe to heel.
What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed
Images & Illustrations of SHOE
Translations for SHOE
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for SHOE »
Find a translation for the SHOE definition in other languages:
Select another language: