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

1350–1400; < French sandale; replacing Middle English sandalie < Latin sandalium < Greek sandálion, equivalent to sándal(on) sandal + -ion diminutive suffix
Related formsun·san·daled, adjectiveun·san·dalled, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sandaled

Historical Examples of sandaled

  • It was a stately, irregular building of red brick, sandaled and veiled in ivy.

    The Man Between

    Amelia E. Barr

  • The stealthy tap-tapping of feet, sandaled feet, from every direction.

    The Argus Pheasant

    John Charles Beecham

  • "Let the thought of the white dove in my arms cons—" Allan's sandaled foot shot out into the man's stomach.

    When the Sleepers Woke

    Arthur Leo Zagat

  • His sandaled feet and ankles, bandaged as if for journeying, appeared beneath the covering.

  • The path beyond showed the impress of sandaled feet only—and Raoul, they agreed, did not wear sandals.

    The Gilded Man

    Clifford Smyth

British Dictionary definitions for sandaled



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 Formssandalled, adjective

Word Origin for sandal

C14: from Latin sandalium, from Greek sandalion a small sandal, from sandalon sandal
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Word Origin and History for sandaled



type of shoe, late 14c., from Old French sandale, from Latin sandalium "a slipper, sandal," from Greek sandalion, diminutive of sandalon "sandal," of unknown origin, perhaps from Persian. Related: Sandals.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper