: having a toe or toes especially of a specified kind or number
usually used in combination
five-toedround-toed shoes
[from past participle of toe entry 2] : driven obliquely
a toed nail
also : secured by diagonal or oblique nailing

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Interested adopters can view available pets, like extra-toed Mr. Thumbs, and schedule an appointment online at azhumane.org/adopt. The Arizona Republic, 6 May 2022 The wax figure sits cross-legged on a chair in the corner of Jenner’s home bar wearing a black sequin Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo jacket, complete with a pair of pointy-toed heels and a diamond ring. Natasha Reda, Glamour, 21 Dec. 2019 While pointed-toed and round-toed boots remain popular, square-toed boots have begun capturing much of the market in recent years. The Editors, Field & Stream, 12 May 2020 Consumer score: 88% gave it 4 stars or higher The classic open-toed traction sandal. Janna Irons, Popular Mechanics, 26 Mar. 2020 It was followed not long afterward by aggressively square-toed leather slides with the trademark basket-weave intrecciato of the brand blown up to steroidal proportions, more bags, and quilted leather skirts and coats. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 18 Feb. 2020 LaTray, 47, wears a long black braid over her shoulder, silver hoop earrings, vest and kerchief, and square-toed cowboy boots. National Geographic, 16 Jan. 2020 Close-toed boots are encouraged, but don’t always protect. New York Times, 16 Nov. 2019 Cox, a straight-on kicker who used a square-toed shoe, was one of the Vikings’ most valuable players since the team was founded in 1961. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History


toe entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of toed was circa 1611

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“Toed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toed. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


: having a toe or toes especially of a specified kind or number
round-toed shoes

Medical Definition


: having a toe or toes especially of a specified kind or number
usually used in combination
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