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Definition of Shoe


  1. The outer cover or tread of a pneumatic tire, esp. for an automobile.
  2. A covering for the human foot, usually made of leather, having a thick and somewhat stiff sole and a lighter top. It differs from a boot on not extending so far up the leg.
  3. Anything resembling a shoe in form, position, or use.
  4. A plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal to defend it from injury.
  5. A band of iron or steel, or a ship of wood, fastened to the bottom of the runner of a sleigh, or any vehicle which slides on the snow.
  6. A drag, or sliding piece of wood or iron, placed under the wheel of a loaded vehicle, to retard its motion in going down a hill.
  7. The part of a railroad car brake which presses upon the wheel to retard its motion.
  8. A trough-shaped or spout-shaped member, put at the bottom of the water leader coming from the eaves gutter, so as to throw the water off from the building.
  9. The trough or spout for conveying the grain from the hopper to the eye of the millstone.
  10. An inclined trough in an ore-crushing mill.
  11. An iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut or rafter.
  12. An iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile.
  13. A plate, or notched piece, interposed between a moving part and the stationary part on which it bears, to take the wear and afford means of adjustment; -- called also slipper, and gib.
  14. To furnish with a shoe or shoes; to put a shoe or shoes on; as, to shoe a horse, a sled, an anchor.
  15. To protect or ornament with something which serves the purpose of a shoe; to tip.

Shoe Quotations

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe. - Robert W. Service
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
Robert W. Service

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
Muhammad Ali

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
Carl Jung

What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?

A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.
Charles Spurgeon
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Shoe Translations

shoe in Afrikaans is skoen
shoe in Danish is sko
shoe in Dutch is schoen
shoe in French is chaussure, croquenot, soulier
shoe in German is Schuh
shoe in Italian is scarpa
shoe in Norwegian is sko
shoe in Portuguese is sapato, sapata
shoe in Spanish is zapatillo, zapato
shoe in Swedish is sko

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