Definitions for shoeʃu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (n.)an external covering for the human foot, usu. of leather and consisting of a more or less stiff or heavy sole and a lighter upper part ending a short distance above, at, or below the ankle.

    Category: Clothing

  2. a horseshoe or a similar plate for the hoof of some other animal.

  3. Category: Automotive

    Ref: brake shoe.

  4. the outer casing of a pneumatic automobile tire.

    Category: Automotive, Transportation

  5. a part having a larger area than the end of an object on which it fits, serving to disperse or apply its weight or thrust.

  6. the sliding contact by which an electric car or locomotive takes its current from the third rail.

    Category: Railroads

  7. a band of iron on the bottom of the runner of a sleigh.

    Category: Transportation

  8. (v.t.)to provide with a shoe or shoes.

  9. to protect or arm at the point, edge, or face with a ferrule, metal plate, or the like.

    Category: Building Trades

Idioms for shoe:

  1. in someone's shoes,in the place or situation of another.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of shoe:

bef. 900; OE sceō(h), c. OFris skōch, OHG scuoh, ON skōr, Go skōhs; (v.) ME schon, OE scōg(e)an


Princeton's WordNet

  1. shoe(noun)

    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

  2. shoe(noun)

    (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time

  3. horseshoe, shoe(noun)

    U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof

  4. 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

  5. shoe(verb)

    furnish with shoes

    "the children were well shoed"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. shoe(noun)ʃu

    sth you wear on your foot

    a pair of brown leather shoes; He took off his left shoe.; running shoes

  2. shoeʃu

    in the same situation as another person

    If I were in your shoes, I'd take the money.; Put yourself in my shoes.


  1. shoe(Noun)

    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.

  2. shoe(Noun)

    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.

  3. shoe(Noun)

    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.

  4. shoe(Verb)

    To put shoes on one's feet.

  5. shoe(Verb)

    To put horseshoes on a horse.

  6. shoe(Verb)

    To equip an object with a protection against wear.

    The billiard cue stick was shod in silver.

  7. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shoe(noun)

    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

  2. Shoe(noun)

    anything resembling a shoe in form, position, or use

  3. Shoe(noun)

    a plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal to defend it from injury

  4. Shoe(noun)

    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

  5. Shoe(noun)

    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

  6. Shoe(noun)

    the part of a railroad car brake which presses upon the wheel to retard its motion

  7. Shoe(noun)

    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

  8. Shoe(noun)

    the trough or spout for conveying the grain from the hopper to the eye of the millstone

  9. Shoe(noun)

    an inclined trough in an ore-crushing mill

  10. Shoe(noun)

    an iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut or rafter

  11. Shoe(noun)

    an iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile

  12. Shoe(noun)

    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

  13. Shoe(noun)

    to furnish with a shoe or shoes; to put a shoe or shoes on; as, to shoe a horse, a sled, an anchor

  14. Shoe(noun)

    to protect or ornament with something which serves the purpose of a shoe; to tip


  1. Shoe

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shoe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3566

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shoe' in Nouns Frequency: #959

Anagrams of shoe

  1. hose

  2. hoes

Translations for shoe

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an outer covering for the foot

a new pair of shoes.

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