Sandal meaning

săndl
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A shoe consisting of a sole fastened to the foot by thongs or straps.
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A low-cut shoe fastened to the foot by an ankle strap.
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A strap or band for fastening a low shoe or slipper on the foot.
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A rubber overshoe cut very low and covering little more than the sole of the shoe.
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A kind of footwear consisting of a sole fastened in various ways to the foot by straps over the instep or toes, or around the ankle.
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Any of various low slippers or shoes.
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The definition of a sandal is a type of shoe with straps that wrap around various parts of the foot and attach to a sole under the foot.

An example of a sandal is a flip flop.

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Sandalwood.
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A type of open shoe made up of straps or bands holding a sole to the foot.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sandal
Plural:
sandals

Origin of sandal

  • Middle English from Old French sandale from Latin sandalium from Greek sandalion diminutive of sandalon sandal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French sandale (possibly via Late Greek santalon) from Arabic ṭandal from Sanskrit candanam

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French sandale, from Latin sandalium, from Ancient Greek σανδάλιον (sandalion), diminutive of σάνδαλον (sandalon, “sandal”), probably ultimately from Middle Persian (čandal, “sandalwood”). Compare New Persian صندل (sandal, “sandal”).

    From Wiktionary