san·​dal | \ ˈsan-dᵊl How to pronounce sandal (audio) \

Definition of sandal

1 : a shoe consisting of a sole strapped to the foot
2 : a low-cut shoe that fastens by an ankle strap
3 : a strap to hold on a slipper or low shoe
4 : a rubber overshoe cut very low

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Other Words from sandal

sandaled or less commonly sandalled \ ˈsan-​dᵊld How to pronounce sandalled (audio) \ adjective

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For the collaboration, Amanu is releasing two sandals in five different colorways that are available both at and at Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "The Meghan Markle-Approved Brand Cuyana Teamed Up With Amanu for a Sustainable Shoe Collaboration," 19 Apr. 2019 This sandal is made of a foam that cushions your foot and supports your arches. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Plantar Fasciitis Shoes, According to Experts," 4 Dec. 2018 On her feet were furry heeled sandals from the brand, which matched her fur Fendi bag slung over her shoulder. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Winnie Harlow Wore Underwear and a Fendi Jacket to the MOETxVIRGIL Launch Party," 17 Oct. 2018 The modern-day soap opera deals with loss, love and strappy sandals. Tara Paniogue,, "10 films and TV series to help get summer started right this holiday weekend," 25 May 2018 Women's sandals must have one-inch heels and a strap on the back. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, "The Rawlings Way: The pay is good, but 'oppressive' working conditions aren't for everyone," 5 Apr. 2018 In Cleveland, this included: Gucci sandals $400 Social security card Sparklers That's nothing compared to some items that people left behind nationally. Emily Bamforth,, "Uber releases top items left in cars: Here's what Cleveland riders are losing," 16 Mar. 2018 In the summer of 1939, David Rothman, who founded Rothman’s Department Store, was minding his shop when Mr. Einstein, who was renting nearby, came in to buy a pair of sandals. Julie Satow, New York Times, "The Ever Evolving North Fork," 18 May 2018 Until Summer to Carry Your Favorite Basket Bag 18 Slides Few can make socks with sandals, crop tops over button ups, or floral frocks with turtlenecks work as well as the street style set. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Don’t Wait Until Summer to Carry Your Favorite Basket Bag," 30 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of sandal

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sandal

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin sandalium, from Greek sandalion, diminutive of sandalon sandal

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English Language Learners Definition of sandal

: a shoe with a bottom part that is held in place with straps around the foot and sometimes the ankle


san·​dal | \ ˈsan-dəl How to pronounce sandal (audio) \

Kids Definition of sandal

: a shoe consisting of a sole that is held in place by straps

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