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 shoeless
On 1902, a shoeless boy from the Great Smoky Mountains stood before the dean at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.The Strange, True Tale of the Old-Timey Goat Testicle-Implanting 'Governor'|Penny Lane|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The cynics are crowing after Jeffrey Hillman turned out to be neither homeless nor shoeless.Officer’s Gift to ‘Homeless’ Man Triggers Controversy|Winston Ross|December 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Shoeless, he ran into the car and barreled out of the driveway before careening off a fire hydrant and then smashing into a tree.
He was hatless and shoeless, and his shirt and trousers were dropping off him.Soldier Stories|Rudyard Kipling
Some were without hats and coats, while others were shoeless and covered with filth and vermin.Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers|J. Newton Terrill
Much of the time half-clad and shoeless, the snow-covered ground bore the bloody imprint of their naked feet.Lee and Longstreet at High Tide|Helen D. Longstreet
No one heard the shoeless feet of the two boys as they stole down the stairs.The Lost Prince|Frances Hodgson Burnett
Winchester was made the rendezvous for all the sick, lame, shoeless and others who remained as we passed Leesburg.The Story of a Confederate boy in the Civil War|David E. Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for shoeless
- 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 shoeless
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