footwear
noun Date: 1881 wearing apparel (as shoes or boots) for the feet

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Footwear — consists of garments worn on the feet, for protection against the environment, and adornment. Socks and other hosiery are worn between the feet and the footwear, except for sandals and flip flops (thongs). Footwear is sometimes associated with… …   Wikipedia

  • footwear — foot‧wear [ˈfʊtweə ǁ wer] noun [uncountable] things that people wear on their feet, such as shoes and boots: • price increases for clothing and footwear • the footwear industry • a wide range of sports footwear at favourable prices * * * footwear …   Financial and business terms

  • footwear — ► NOUN ▪ shoes, boots, and other coverings for the feet …   English terms dictionary

  • footwear — ☆ footwear [foot′wer΄ ] n. foot coverings, as shoes or slippers …   English World dictionary

  • Footwear —    The original purpose of footwear was for foot protection. And although protection from the elements is still the basis of its existence, many will declare that there is nothing sexier than a pair of shoes by any of the current designers, such… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • footwear — [[t]f ʊtweə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Footwear refers to things that people wear on their feet, for example shoes and boots. Some footballers get paid millions for endorsing footwear …   English dictionary

  • footwear — foot|wear [ˈfutweə US wer] n [U] things that people wear on their feet, such as shoes or boots ▪ outdoor footwear …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • footwear — foot|wear [ fut,wer ] noun uncount things that you wear on your feet, such as shoes or boots: You ll need sturdy footwear …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • footwear — UK [ˈfʊtˌweə(r)] / US [ˈfʊtˌwer] noun [uncountable] things that you wear on your feet, such as shoes or boots You ll need sturdy footwear …   English dictionary

  • footwear — /foot wair /, n. articles to be worn on the feet, as shoes, slippers, or boots. [1880 85, Amer.; FOOT + WEAR] * * * …   Universalium

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