What does barefoot mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barefoot, barefooted, shoeless(adverb)

    without shoes

    "the barefoot boy"; "shoeless Joe Jackson"

  2. barefooted, barefoot(adverb)

    without shoes on

    "he chased her barefoot across the meadow"


  1. barefoot(Adverb)

    Wearing nothing on the feet.

    She likes to go barefoot in the summertime.

  2. barefoot(Adjective)

    Wearing nothing on the feet.

    She likes to go barefoot in the summertime.

  3. barefoot(Adjective)

    not using snow chains.

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. Corinne Kauderer:

    Flip-flops may be better than going barefoot.

  3. Laurie Hernandez:

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

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    You may like walking barefoot, but keep your shoes with you; you may need it when the ground changes!

  5. Sarah Jackson:

    Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, if he gets angry, he'll be a mile away--and barefoot.

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