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shoe

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noun \ˈshü\

Simple Definition of shoe

  • : an outer covering for your foot that usually has a stiff bottom part called a sole with a thicker part called a heel attached to it and an upper part that covers part or all of the top of your foot

  • shoes : another person's situation or position

  • : a flat U-shaped piece of iron that is nailed to the bottom of a horse's hoof

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shoe

  1. 1a :  an outer covering for the human foot typically having a thick or stiff sole with an attached heel and an upper part of lighter material (as leather)b :  a metal plate or rim for the hoof of an animal

  2. 2 :  something resembling a shoe in function or placement

  3. 3 plural :  another's place, function, or viewpoint <steps from assistant stage manager into the star's shoes — Steven Fuller>

  4. 4 :  a device that retards, stops, or controls the motion of an object; especially :  the part of a brake that presses on the brake drum

  5. 5a :  any of various devices that are inserted in or run along a track or groove to guide a movement, provide a contact or friction grip, or protect against wear, damage, or slippingb :  a device (as a clip or track) on a camera that permits attachment of an accessory item (as a flash unit)

  6. 6 :  a dealing box designed to hold several decks of playing cards

shoeless adjective

Examples of shoe in a sentence

  1. She bought a pair of shoes.

  2. He took off his shoes and socks.

  3. I wouldn't want to be in his shoes right now.

  4. Anyone in her shoes would have done the same thing.



Origin of shoe

Middle English shoo, from Old English scōh; akin to Old High German scuoh shoe


First Known Use: before 12th century


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shoe

transitive verb

Simple Definition of shoe

  • : to put a horseshoe on (a horse)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shoe

shod play \ˈshäd\ also shoed play \ˈshüd\ shoeing play \ˈshü-iŋ\

  1. 1 :  to furnish with a shoe

  2. 2 :  to cover for protection, strength, or ornament

Examples of shoe in a sentence

  1. The blacksmith shod the horse.

  2. The horse was taken to be shod.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of shoe

before 12th century



SHOE Defined for Kids

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shoe

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noun \ˈshü\

Definition of shoe for Students

  1. 1 :  an outer covering for the human foot usually having a thick and somewhat stiff sole and heel and a lighter upper part

  2. 2 :  horseshoe 1




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shoe

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Definition of shoe for Students

shod \ˈshäd\ also shoed \ˈshüd\shoeing

  1. :  to put a shoe or horseshoe on :  furnish with shoes <Her feet were shod in golden shoes with pointy tips. — Avi, Crispin>





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