What does shoemaker mean?

Definitions for shoemaker
ˈʃuˈmeɪ kərshoe·mak·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cobbler, shoemakernoun

    a person who makes or repairs shoes


  1. shoemakernoun

    a person who makes shoes

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Shoemakernoun

    One whose trade is to make shoes.

    Etymology: shoe and maker.

    A cobler or shoemaker may find some little fault with the latchet of a shoe that an Appelles had painted, when the whole figure is such, as none but an Appelles could paint. Isaac Watts.


  1. shoemaker

    Shoemaking is the process of making footwear. Originally, shoes were made one at a time by hand, often by groups of shoemakers, or cordwainers (sometimes misidentified as cobblers, who repair shoes rather than make them). In the 18th century, dozens or even hundreds of masters, journeymen and apprentices (both men and women) would work together in a shop, dividing up the work into individual tasks. A customer could come into a shop, be individually measured, and return to pick up their new shoes in as little as a day. Everyone needed shoes, and the median price for a pair was about one day’s wages for an average journeyman.The shoemaking trade flourished in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries but began to be affected by industrialization in the later nineteenth century. Traditional handicraft shoemaking has now been largely superseded in volume of shoes produced by industrial mass production of footwear, but not necessarily in quality, attention to detail, or craftsmanship. Today, most shoes are made on a volume basis, rather than a craft basis. A pair of "bespoke" shoes, made in 2020 according to traditional practices, can be sold for thousands of dollars.Shoemakers may produce a range of footwear items, including shoes, boots, sandals, clogs and moccasins. Such items are generally made of leather, wood, rubber, plastic, jute or other plant material, and often consist of multiple parts for better durability of the sole, stitched to a leather upper part. Trades that engage in shoemaking have included the cordwainer's and cobbler's trades. The term cobbler was originally used pejoratively to indicate that someone did not know their craft; in the 18th century it became a term for those who repaired shoes but did not know enough to make them.


  1. shoemaker

    A shoemaker, also known as a cobbler, is a professional who designs, crafts, and repairs footwear including shoes and boots. They can also modify footwear to fit specific needs for comfort or medical reasons. Their work can involve using a variety of materials such as leather, rubber, and fabric.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shoemakernoun

    one whose occupation it is to make shoes and boots

  2. Shoemakernoun

    the threadfish

  3. Shoemakernoun

    the runner, 12


  1. Shoemaker

    Shoemaker is a lunar crater that is located near the southern pole of the Moon, within half a crater diameter of Shackleton. It lies to the south of the crater Malapert, to the east of Haworth, and just to the west of the similar-sized Faustini. The rim of Shoemaker is circular and worn, with some small craters along the inner wall. Due to the lack of illumination, the albedo of the interior floor surface remains unknown. Prior to being given its current name by the IAU, this formation had been informally named Mawson. It was officially named Shoemaker in honor of Eugene Shoemaker, the geologist whose remains were on board the Lunar Prospector spacecraft that impacted this crater floor.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shoemaker is ranked #1133 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Shoemaker surname appeared 30,934 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 10 would have the surname Shoemaker.

    93.5% or 28,942 total occurrences were White.
    2.1% or 671 total occurrences were Black.
    1.9% or 588 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 430 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 161 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 142 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shoemaker in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shoemaker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of shoemaker in a Sentence

  1. Columbia Gas:

    Shoemaker said.Lastly, after Columbia Gas is sold, an independent monitor chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation will monitor a new companys activities to ensure compliance with state and federal safety regulations and report it to the government on a monthly basis. NiSource also has subsidiaries in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky and Virginia. As per a separate agreement, it will implement the recommendations made by the national transportation safety board in the wake of the gas explosions in Massachusetts two years ago. SUPREME COURT HEARS ATLANTIC COAST PIPELINE CASE, ROBERTS WARNS OF IMPERMEABLE BARRIER ALONG APPALACHIAN TRAIL Columbia Gas, through a pattern of flagrant indifference, in the face of extreme risk to life and property, knowingly violated minimum safety standards for starting up and shutting down gas pipelines, Shoemaker said. Federal investigators blamed the explosions on over-pressurized gas lines, saying the company failed to account for critical pressure sensors as workers replaced century-old cast-iron pipes in Lawrence. That omission caused high-pressure gas to flood the neighborhoods distribution system at excessive levels. Todays resolution with the U.S. Attorneys Office is an important part of addressing the impact.

  2. Arthur Miller:

    That is a very good question. I don't know the answer. But can you tell me the name of a classical Greek shoemaker?

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