noun, plural shoes, (especially British Dialect) shoon [shoon]. /ʃun/.
- a member supporting one end of a truss or girder in a bridge.
- a hard and sharp foot of a pile or caisson for piercing underlying soil.
- a cuplike metal piece for protecting the bottom of a leg.
- a fillet beneath an ornamental foot, as a pad or scroll foot.
verb (used with object), shod or shoed, shod or shoed or shod·den, shoe·ing.
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Idioms for shoe
Origin of shoe
OTHER WORDS FROM shoeshoeless, adjectivere·shoe, verb (used with object), re·shod, re·shoe·ing.un·der·shoe, nounun·shoed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH shoeshoe , shoo
Example sentences from the Web for shoe
Pinault, gray-flannelled and black-shoed, was conferring at the next-door table with an adviser, Philippe Segalot.
The girl puffed her cigarette contentedly for a few seconds; then she bent towards him, swinging her little brown-shoed foot.A Butterfly on the Wheel|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
An' anyway, Sam done took dat critter down de road fo' to be shoed.Ralestone Luck|Andre Norton
Even now, I hear the soft tread of the gum-shoed guard as he comes to censure me for my coal-oil lamp still burning.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for 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
verb shoes, shoeing or shod (tr)
Word Origin for shoe
Idioms and Phrases with shoe
In addition to the idiom beginning with shoe
- shoe is on the other foot, the
- comfortable as an old shoe
- fill someone's shoes
- if the shoe fits
- in someone's shoes
- step into someone's shoes
- wait for the other shoe to drop