Definitions for shoeʃu
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(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.
a horseshoe or a similar plate for the hoof of some other animal.
Ref: brake shoe.
the outer casing of a pneumatic automobile tire.
Category: Automotive, Transportation
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.
the sliding contact by which an electric car or locomotive takes its current from the third rail.
a band of iron on the bottom of the runner of a sleigh.
(v.t.)to provide with a shoe or shoes.
to protect or arm at the point, edge, or face with a ferrule, metal plate, or the like.
Category: Building Trades
Idioms for shoe:
in someone's shoes,in the place or situation of another.
Origin of shoe:
bef. 900; OE sceō(h), c. OFris skōch, OHG scuoh, ON skōr, Go skōhs; (v.) ME schon, OE scōg(e)an
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sth you wear on your foot
a pair of brown leather shoes; He took off his left shoe.; running shoes
in the same situation as another person
If I were in your shoes, I'd take the money.; Put yourself in my shoes.
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
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.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'shoe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3566
Rank popularity for the word 'shoe' in Nouns Frequency: #959
Translations for shoe
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an outer covering for the foot
a new pair of shoes.
- sapatoPortuguese (BR)
- střevíc, polobotkaCzech
- der SchuhGerman
- cipela, obućaCroatian
- پڼې، موچڼې، نال (نعل لكه داّس): بريك نوس (هغه نال ډوله تبۍ چې ارا به نيسي): دموټر چينPashto
- туфля, ботинокRussian
- 鞋Chinese (Trad.)
- черевик; туфляUkrainian
- 鞋Chinese (Simp.)
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