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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barefoot, barefooted, shoelessadverb

    without shoes

    "the barefoot boy"; "shoeless Joe Jackson"

  2. barefooted, barefootadverb

    without shoes on

    "he chased her barefoot across the meadow"


  1. barefootadverb

    Wearing nothing on the feet.

    She likes to go barefoot in the summertime.

  2. barefootadjective

    Wearing nothing on the feet.

    She likes to go barefoot in the summertime.

  3. barefootadjective

    not using snow chains.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Barefootadjective

    Without shoes.

    Etymology: from bare and foot.

    She must have a husband;
    I must dance barefoot on her wedding day. William Shakespeare.

    Going to find a barefoot brother out,
    One of our order. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

    Ambitious love hath so in me offended,
    That barefoot plod I the cold ground upon
    With sainted vow. William Shakespeare.

    Envoys describe this holy man, with his Alcaydes about him, standing barefoot, bowing to the earth. Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barefoot

    with the feet bare; without shoes or stockings


  1. Barefoot

    Barefoot is the state of not wearing any footwear. While for functional, fashion, and social reasons footwear is generally worn, the wearing of footwear volitionally is exclusively a human characteristic and is a feature of many human societies, especially outdoors and not in an exclusively private context. Many people do not wear footwear in their home, and some expect visitors to do the same. Many people regard the wearing of footwear as a sign of civilization and being barefoot as a sign of poverty. However, even when poverty is not relevant, some still choose to be barefoot, at least in some situations. There are health risks and benefits associated with going barefoot. Footwear provides protection from cuts, abrasions, and bruises, from objects on the ground, as well as protection from frostbite and parasites like hookworm. However, some shoes can limit the flexibility and mobility of the foot and can lead to higher incidences of flat feet or toes that curve inwards. Walking barefoot also results in a more natural gait, allowing for a more rocking motion of the foot and eliminating the hard heel strike and generating less collision force in the foot and lower leg.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barefoot in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barefoot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of barefoot in a Sentence

  1. Italian Proverb:

    If you scatter thorns, don't go barefoot.

  2. Mazin Yusif:

    I saw the explosion in front of my grandfather's house. I ran to their house barefoot, I saw my grandfather sitting... suffocated, then I became dizzy.

  3. Jacob Bronowski:

    The University is a Mecca to which students come with something less than perfect faith. It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies they are not here to worship what is know, but to question it.

  4. Laurie Hernandez:

    The heels played a big role. For gymnastics you’re barefoot 100 percent of the time.

  5. Granger Smith:

    If you could live those days barefoot, red hair flying back on your tractor full speed ahead, if you could do that with your family around you, with no real care in the world, that's a good way to live.

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