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shoe definition

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This page has 19 definitions of shoe in English and Middle English. Shoe is a noun, verb and pronoun. Examples of how to use shoe in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

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English shoe definition

1. Crocodile skin shoes

Etymology

From Middle English sho, shoo, from Old English sċōh (shoe), from Proto-West Germanic *skōh, from Proto-Germanic *skōhaz (shoe), of unclear etymology; possibly a derivation from *skehaną (to move quickly), from Proto-Indo-European *skek- (to move quickly, jump).

Eclipsed non-native Middle English sabatine, sabatoun (shoe) from Medieval Latin sabatēnum, sabatum (shoe, slipper) (compare Old Occitan sabatō, Spanish zapato (shoe)).

The archaic plural shoon is from Middle English shon, from Old English scōn, scōum (shoes, dative plural) and scōna (shoes', genitive plural); it is cognate with Scots shuin (shoes).

Pronunciation

Noun

shoe (plural shoes or (archaic or regional) shoon or shoen)

  1. A protective covering for the foot, with a bottom part composed of thick leather or plastic sole and often a thicker heel, and a softer upper part made of leather or synthetic material. Shoes generally do not extend above the ankle, as opposed to boots, which do.
    Get your shoes on now, or you'll be late for school.
  2. A piece of metal designed to be attached to a horse's foot as a means of protection; a horseshoe.
    Throw the shoe from behind the line, and try to get it to land circling (a ringer) or touching the far stake.
  3. (card games) A device for holding multiple decks of playing cards, allowing more games to be played by reducing the time between shuffles.
  4. Something resembling a shoe in form, position, or function, such as a brake shoe.
    Remember to turn the rotors when replacing the brake shoes, or they will wear out unevenly.
    1. A band of iron or steel, or a ship of wood, fastened to the bottom of the runner of a sleigh, or any vehicle which slides on the snow.
    2. A drag, or sliding piece of wood or iron, placed under the wheel of a loaded vehicle, to retard its motion in going down a hill.
    3. The part of a railroad car brake which presses upon the wheel to retard its motion.
    4. (architecture) A trough-shaped or spout-shaped member, put at the bottom of the water leader coming from the eaves gutter, so as to throw the water off from the building.
    5. A trough or spout for conveying grain from the hopper to the eye of the millstone.
    6. An inclined trough in an ore-crushing mill.
    7. An iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut or rafter.
    8. An iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile.
    9. (engineering) A plate, or notched piece, interposed between a moving part and the stationary part on which it bears, to take the wear and afford means of adjustment; called also slipper and gib.
    10. Part of a current collector on electric trains which provides contact either with a live rail or an overhead wire (fitted to a pantograph in the latter case).
  5. The outer cover or tread of a pneumatic tire, especially for an automobile.

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    Verb

    shoe (third-person singular simple present shoes, present participle shoeing, simple past shod or shoed, past participle shodden or shod or shoed)

    1. To put shoes on one's feet.
      Men and women clothed and shod for the ascent.
    2. To put horseshoes on a horse.
    3. To equip an object with a protection against wear.
      The billiard cue stick was shod in silver.

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    Middle English shoe definition

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    shoe

    1. Alternative form of sche