- The definition of a shoe is a covering for a foot with a sole and a heel.
An example of shoe is a sneaker.
- Shoe is defined as to fit for a metal cap or provide with a foot covering.
- An example of shoe is to put a metal cap over the end of a cane.
- An example of shoe is for a shoe salesperson to measure a person's foot.
A pair of orange shoes.
shoe definition by Webster's New World
- 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 to footwear that does not cover the ankle, as distinguished from a boot
- something like a shoe in shape or use; specif.,
- a metal cap or ferrule fitted over the end of a cane, pole, staff, etc.
- brake shoe
- a part forming a base for the supports of a superstructure, as a roof, bridge, etc.
- the metal strip along the bottom of a sled runner
- the casing of a pneumatic tire
- the sliding contact plate by which an electric train picks up current from the third rail
- a metal protecting plate upon which a mechanical part moves
Origin: Middle English sho ; from Old English sceoh, akin to German schuh ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)keu-, to cover from source sky, hide
shoe definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A durable covering for the human foot, made of leather or similar material with a rigid sole and heel, usually extending no higher than the ankle.
- A horseshoe.
- A part or device that is located at the base of something or that functions as a protective covering, as:a. A strip of metal fitted onto the bottom of a sled runner.b. The base for the supports of the superstructure of a bridge.c. The ferrule on the end of a cane.d. The casing of a pneumatic tire.
- A device that retards or stops the motion of an object, as the part of a brake that presses against the wheel or drum.
- The sliding contact plate on an electric train or streetcar that conducts electricity from the third rail.
- A chute, as for conveying grain from a hopper.
- Games A case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time.
- shoes Informal a. Position; status: You would understand my decision if you put yourself in my shoes.b. Plight: I wouldn't want to be in her shoes.
- To furnish or fit with a shoe or shoes.
- To cover with a wooden or metal guard to protect against wear.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English scōh.
shoe - Phrases/Idioms
fill someone's shoes
in another's shoes
the shoe is on the other footâ
where the shoe pinches
the shoe is on the other foot
wait for the other shoe to drop