Definition of Shoe in English :

Define Shoe in English

Shoe meaning in English

Meaning of Shoe in English

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Shoe pronunciation in English

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1. shoe

footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material

2. shoe

(card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time

3. horseshoe, shoe

U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof

4. brake shoe, shoe, skid

a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation


5. shoe

furnish with shoes

Example Sentences:
'the children were well shoed'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of shoe
one of a matching pair of coverings shaped to fit the foot, esp one ending below the ankle, having an upper of leather, plastic, etc, on a sole and heel of heavier leather, rubber, or synthetic material
(as modifier)
shoe cleaner
anything resembling a shoe in shape, function, position, etc, such as a horseshoe
a band of metal or wood on the bottom of the runner of a sledge
(in baccarat, etc) a boxlike device for holding several packs of cards and allowing the cards to be dispensed singly
a base for the supports of a superstructure of a bridge, roof, etc
a metal collector attached to an electric train that slides along the third rail and picks up power for the motor
7. engineering
a lining to protect from and withstand wear
brake shoe, pile shoe
8.  be in a person's shoes
verbWord forms: shoes, shoeing or shod (transitive)
to furnish with shoes
to fit (a horse) with horseshoes
to furnish with a hard cover, such as a metal plate, for protection against friction or bruising

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see synonyms of shoe
an outer covering for the human foot, made of leather, canvas, etc. and usually having a stiff or thick sole and a heel
sometimes restricted to footwear that does not cover the ankle, as distinguished from a boot1
something like a shoe in shape or use
; specif.,
a metal cap or ferrule fitted over the end of a cane, pole, staff, etc.
brake shoe
a part forming a base for the supports of a superstructure, as a roof, bridge, etc.
the metal strip along the bottom of a sled runner
the casing of a pneumatic tire
the sliding contact plate by which an electric train picks up current from the third rail
a metal protecting plate upon which a mechanical part moves
verb transitiveWord forms: shod or shoed, shod or shoed or ˈshodden, ˈshoeing
to furnish or fit with a shoe or shoes
to cover, tip, or sheathe (a stick, wearing surface, etc.) with a metal plate, ferrule, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of shoe
1. A durable covering for the human foot, made of leather or similar material with a rigid sole and heel, usually extending no higher than the ankle.
2. A horseshoe.
3. A part or device that is located at the base of something or that functions as a protective covering, as:
a. A strip of metal fitted onto the bottom of a sled runner.
b. The base for the supports of the superstructure of a bridge.
c. The ferrule on the end of a cane.
d. The casing of a pneumatic tire.
4. A device that retards or stops the motion of an object, as the part of a brake that presses against the wheel or drum.
5. The sliding contact plate on an electric train or streetcar that conducts electricity from the third rail.
6. A chute, as for conveying grain from a hopper.
7. Games A case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time.
8. shoes Informal
a. Position; status: You would understand my decision if you put yourself in my shoes.
b. Plight: I wouldn't want to be in her shoes.
tr.v. shod (shŏd), shod or shod·den (shŏdn), shoe·ing, shoes
1. To furnish or fit with a shoe or shoes.
2. To cover with a wooden or metal guard to protect against wear.

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