shoe


shoe
n. & v.
—n.
1 either of a pair of protective foot-coverings of leather, plastic, etc., having a sturdy sole and, in Britain, not reaching above the ankle.
2 a metal rim nailed to the hoof of a horse etc.; a horseshoe.
3 anything resembling a shoe in shape or use, esp.: a a drag for a wheel. b = brake shoe (see BRAKE(1)). c a socket. d a ferrule, esp. on a sledge-runner. e a mast-step. f a box from which cards are dealt in casinos at baccarat etc.
—v.tr. (shoes, shoeing; past and past part. shod)
1 fit (esp. a horse etc.) with a shoe or shoes.
2 protect (the end of a pole etc.) with a metal shoe.
3 (as shod adj.) (in comb.) having shoes etc. of a specified kind (dry-shod; roughshod).
Phrases and idioms:
be in a person's shoes be in his or her situation, difficulty, etc. dead men's shoes property or a position etc. coveted by a prospective successor. if the shoe fits US = if the cap fits (see CAP). shoe-bill an African stork-like bird, Balaeniceps rex, with a large flattened bill for catching aquatic prey. shoe-buckle a buckle worn as ornament or as a fastening on a shoe. shoe-leather leather for shoes, esp. when worn through by walking. shoe-tree a shaped block for keeping a shoe in shape when not worn. where the shoe pinches where one's difficulty or trouble is.
Derivatives:
shoeless adj.
Etymology: OE scoh, scog(e)an f. Gmc

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Shoe — (sh[=oo]), n.; pl. {Shoes} (sh[=oo]z), formerly {Shoon} (sh[=oo]n), now provincial. [OE. sho, scho, AS. sc[=o]h, sce[ o]h; akin to OFries. sk[=o], OS. sk[=o]h, D. schoe, schoen, G. schuh, OHG. scuoh, Icel. sk[=o]r, Dan. & Sw. sko, Goth. sk[=o]hs; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Shoe — Shoe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shod}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shoeing}.] [AS. sc?ian, sce?ian. See {Shoe}, n.] 1. To furnish with a shoe or shoes; to put a shoe or shoes on; as, to shoe a horse, a sled, an anchor. [1913 Webster] 2. To protect or ornament… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shoe — shoe; shoe·ing; shoe·less; shoe·pac; un·shoe; shoe·pack; …   English syllables

  • shoe — [sho͞o] n. [ME sho < OE sceoh, akin to Ger schuh < IE base * (s)keu , to cover > SKY, HIDE1] 1. an outer covering for the human foot, made of leather, canvas, etc. and usually having a stiff or thick sole and a heel: sometimes restricted …   English World dictionary

  • shoe — O.E. scoh shoe, from P.Gmc. *skokhaz (Cf. O.N. skor, Dan., Swed. sko, O.Fris. skoch, O.S. skoh, M.Du. scoe, Du. schoen, O.H.G. scuoh, Ger. Schuh, Goth. skoh). No known cognates outside Gmc., unless it somehow is connected with PIE root …   Etymology dictionary

  • shoe — ► NOUN 1) a covering for the foot having a sturdy sole and not reaching above the ankle. 2) a horseshoe. 3) a brake shoe or a drag for a wheel. 4) a socket on a camera for fitting a flash unit. 5) a metal rim or ferrule, especially on the runner… …   English terms dictionary

  • Shoe — Shoe. См. колодка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

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  • shoe — The verb has inflected forms shoes, shoeing, and (past tense and past participle) shod …   Modern English usage

  • Shoe — This article is about footwear. For other uses, see Shoe (disambiguation). Various shoes for sale in Quarry Bay …   Wikipedia