Definition of Shoe

1. Noun. Footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material.

2. Verb. Furnish with shoes. "The children were well shoed"

3. Noun. (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time.
Category relationships: Card Game, Cards
Generic synonyms: Case

4. Noun. U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof.
Exact synonyms: Horseshoe
Generic synonyms: Plate, Scale, Shell

5. Noun. A restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation.
Exact synonyms: Brake Shoe, Skid
Terms within: Brake Lining
Group relationships: Drum Brake
Generic synonyms: Constraint, Restraint
Derivative terms: Skid

Definition of Shoe

1. n. A covering for the human foot, usually made of leather, having a thick and somewhat stiff sole and a lighter top. It differs from a boot on not extending so far up the leg.

2. v. t. To furnish with a shoe or shoes; to put a shoe or shoes on; as, to shoe a horse, a sled, an anchor.

3. n. The outer cover or tread of a pneumatic tire, esp. for an automobile.

Definition of Shoe

1. Noun. A protective covering for the foot, with a bottom part composed of thick leather or plastic sole and often a thicker heel, and a softer upper part made of leather or synthetic material. Shoes generally do not extend above the ankle, as opposed to boots, which do. ¹

2. Noun. A piece of metal designed to be attached to a horse's foot as a means of protection; a horseshoe. ¹

3. Noun. Something resembling a shoe by function, like a ''brake shoe''. ¹

4. Verb. To put shoes on one's feet. ¹

5. Verb. To put horseshoes on a horse. ¹

6. Verb. To equip an object with a protection against wear. ¹

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Definition of Shoe

1. a covering for the foot [n SHOES or SHOON] / to provide with shoes [v SHOD or SHOED, SHODDEN, SHOEING, SHOES]

Medical Definition of Shoe

1. Origin: OE. Sho, scho, AS. Sch, sceoh; akin to OFries. Sk, OS. Skh, D. Schoe, schoen, G. Schuh, OHG. Scuoh, Icel. Skr, Dan. & Sw. Sko, Goth. Skhs; of unknown origin. 1. A covering for the human foot, usually made of leather, having a thick and somewhat stiff sole and a lighter top. It differs from a boot on not extending so far up the leg. "Your hose should be ungartered, . . . Yourshoe untied." (Shak) "Spare none but such as go in clouted shoon." (Shak) 2. Anything resembling a shoe in form, position, or use. Specifically: A plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal to defend it from injury. A band of iron or steel, or a ship of wood, fastened to the bottom of the runner of a sleigh, or any vehicle which slides on the snow. A drag, or sliding piece of wood or iron, placed under the wheel of a loaded vehicle, to retard its motion in going down a hill. The part of a railroad car brake which presses upon the wheel to retard its motion. A plate, or notched piece, interposed between a moving part and the stationary part on which it bears, to take the wear and afford means of adjustment; called also slipper, and gib. Shoe is often used adjectively, or in composition; as, shoe buckle, or shoe-buckle; shoe latchet, or shoe-latchet; shoe leathet, or shoe-leather; shoe string, shoe-string, or shoestring. Shoe of an anchor. A block with two sheaves, one above the other, and at right angles to each other. Shoe bolt, a bolt with a flaring head, for fastening shoes on sleigh runners. Shoe pac, a kind of moccasin. See Pac. Shoe stone, a sharpening stone used by shoemakers and other workers in leather. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoe

shoddy fever
shoe (current term)
shoe black
shoe boil
shoe bomb
shoe bomber
shoe box
shoe industry
shoe insert
shoe inserts
shoe lace
shoe leather
shoe lift

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