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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

A shoe is not only a design, but it's a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you're going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.
Christian Louboutin

Matching your hat to your shoe to your bag, or your necklace to your earrings, has a tendency to look dated. Mixing up your accessories adds interest to an outfit, and can make you look much more modern and polished.
Stacy London

I have always loved fashion because it's a great way to express your mood. And I'm definitely a shoe lover. The right pair of shoes can change the feel of an outfit, and even change how a woman feels about herself. A woman can wear confidence on her feet with a high stiletto, or slip into weekend comfort with a soft ballet flat.

I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I'm a big shoe girl.
Amy Adams
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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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