I. noun Etymology: Middle English shoo, from Old English scōh; akin to Old High German scuoh shoe Date: before 12th century 1. a. an outer covering for the human foot typically having a thick or stiff sole with an attached heel and an upper part of lighter material (as leather) b. a metal plate or rim for the hoof of an animal 2. something resembling a shoe in function or placement 3. plural another's place, function, or viewpoint <
steps from assistant stage manager into the star's shoes — Steven Fuller
4. a device that retards, stops, or controls the motion of an object; especially the part of a brake that presses on the brake drum 5. a. any of various devices that are inserted in or run along a track or groove to guide a movement, provide a contact or friction grip, or protect against wear, damage, or slipping b. a device (as a clip or track) on a camera that permits attachment of an accessory item (as a flash unit) 6. a dealing box designed to hold several decks of playing cards • shoeless adjective II. transitive verb (shod; also shoed; shoeing) Date: before 12th century 1. to furnish with a shoe 2. to cover for protection, strength, or ornament

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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

  • shoe — [n] footwear basketball shoe, boat shoe, boot, cleat, clog, cowboy boot, flip flops*, footgear, golf shoe, high heels, hightops*, loafer, moccasin, penny loafer, platform shoe, pump, running shoe, sandals, slipper, sneaker, tennis shoe, wing tip …   New thesaurus

  • 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

  • SHOE — Pavilion, Inc. (Business » NASDAQ Symbols) * Simple Html Ontology Extensions (Computing » General) * Simple HTML Ontology Extension (Computing » Software) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • 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

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