sandal

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[ san-dl ]
/ ˈsæn dl /

noun

a shoe consisting of a sole of leather or other material fastened to the foot by thongs or straps.
any of various low shoes or slippers.
a light, low, rubber overshoe covering only the front part of a woman's high-heeled shoe.
a band or strap that fastens a low shoe or slipper on the foot by passing over the instep or around the ankle.

verb (used with object), san·daled, san·dal·ing or (especially British) san·dalled, san·dal·ling.

to furnish with sandals.

Origin of sandal

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1350–1400; < French sandale; replacing Middle English sandalie < Latin sandalium < Greek sandálion, equivalent to sándal(on) sandal + -ion diminutive suffix

Related forms

un·san·daled, adjectiveun·san·dalled, adjective

Definition for sandal (2 of 2)

sandal

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[ san-dl ]
/ ˈsæn dl /

noun


Origin of sandal

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1350–1400; Middle English sandell < Medieval Latin sandalum < Late Greek sántalon, dissimilated variant of sándanonSanskrit candana
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British Dictionary definitions for sandal

sandal

/ (ˈsændəl) /

noun

a light shoe consisting of a sole held on the foot by thongs, straps, etc
a strap passing over the instep or around the ankle to keep a low shoe on the foot

Derived Forms

sandalled, adjective

Word Origin for sandal

C14: from Latin sandalium, from Greek sandalion a small sandal, from sandalon sandal
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