noun, plural shoes, (especially British Dialect) shoon.
- 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.
Words nearby shoe
Idioms for shoe
Origin of shoe
OTHER WORDS FROM shoeshoe·less, 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
Examples from the Web for shoed
Old Jimmy Harris only shoed her last week, and I'd swear to his make among ten thousand.Far from the Madding Crowd|Thomas Hardy
On his return to his native town, François Michel shoed horses as before.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)|Anatole France
To shoe suggests to him only the shoeing of animals, and so, by way of shoeing and horse-shoer, he comes to shoed.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
They roped the mare mule, dragged her to the forge, threw her, and shoed her.The Lost Wagon|James Arthur Kjelgaard
An' anyway, Sam done took dat critter down de road fo' to be shoed.Ralestone Luck|Andre Norton
British Dictionary definitions for shoed
- 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 shoed
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