What does sandal mean?

Definitions for sandal
ˈsæn dlsan·dal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sandalnoun

    a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot


  1. sandalnoun

    A type of open shoe made up of straps or bands holding a sole to the foot

  2. Etymology: From sandale, from sandalium, from σανδάλιον, diminutive of σάνδαλον, probably ultimately from صندل.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sandalnoun

    A loose shoe.

    Etymology: sandale, Fr. sandalium, Latin.

    Thus sung the uncouth swain to th’ oaks and rills,
    While the still morn went out with sandals grey. John Milton.

    From his robe
    Flows light ineffable: his harp, his quiver,
    And Lycian bow are gold: with golden sandals
    His feet are shod. Matthew Prior.

    The sandals of celestial mold,
    Fledg’d with ambrosial plumes, and rich with gold,
    Surround her feet. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sandalnoun

    same as Sendal

  2. Sandalnoun


  3. Sandalnoun

    a kind of shoe consisting of a sole strapped to the foot; a protection for the foot, covering its lower surface, but not its upper

  4. Sandalnoun

    a kind of slipper

  5. Sandalnoun

    an overshoe with parallel openings across the instep

  6. Etymology: [F. sandale, L. sandalium, Gr. , dim. of , probably from Per. sandal.]


  1. Sandal

    Sandals are an open type of outdoor footwear, consisting of a sole held to the wearer's foot by straps passing over the instep and, sometimes, around the ankle. While the distinction between sandals and other types of footwear can sometimes be blurry, the common understanding is that a sandal leaves most of the upper part of the foot exposed, particularly the toes. People may choose to wear sandals for several reasons, among them economy, comfort in warm weather, and as a fashion choice. Usually, people wear sandals in warmer climates or during warmer parts of the year in order to keep their feet cool and dry. The risk of developing athlete's foot is lower than with enclosed shoes, and the wearing of sandals may be part of the treatment regimen for such an infection.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sandal

    san′dal, n. a kind of shoe consisting of a sole bound to the foot by straps: a loose slipper: a half-boot of white kid: a strap for fastening a slipper: an india-rubber shoe.—adj. San′dalled, wearing sandals: fastened with such. [Fr.,—L. sandalium—Gr. sandalon, prob. from Pers.]

  2. Sandal

    san′dal, n. a long narrow boat used on the Barbary coast. [Ar.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sandal

    A long narrow Barbary boat, of from 15 to 50 tons; open, and fitted with two masts.

Editors Contribution

  1. sandal

    A type of shoe and product created and designed in various colors, materials, shoe size, shapes and styles suitable for a boy, girl, man or woman.

    Sandals are a great summer shoe to wear when the weather is hot.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sandal in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sandal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sandal in a Sentence

  1. The Hitopadesa:

    In the sandal-tree are serpents, in the water lotus flowers, but crocodiles also; even virtues are marred by the vicious?in all enjoyments there is something which impairs our happiness.

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