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Meaning of SHOE

Pronunciation:  shoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  restraint provided when the linings of the brake shoes are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to stop its rotation
  2. [n]  nailed to underside of horse's hoof
  3. [n]  footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
  4. [n]  (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time
  5. [v]  furnish with shoes

SHOE is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: brake shoe, horseshoe, U-shaped plate
 See Also: anklet, apparel, baby shoe, balmoral, blucher, bluchers, bowling shoe, brake lining, brogan, brogue, calceus, case, chopine, chopines, cleats, clodhopper, clothe, congress boot, congress gaiter, congress shoe, constraint, counter, dress, drum brake, drum brakes, enclothe, fin, fins, fit out, flipper, flippers, footgear, footwear, gaiter, garb, garment, ghillie, gillie, gym shoe, habilitate, heel, innersole, insole, instep, Loafer, mocassin, moccasin, moccasins, outsole, oxford, plate, platform, platforms, pump, pumps, raiment, restraint, running shoe, sabot, saddle, sandal, scale, shell, shoe lace, shoe string, shoelace, shoestring, sneaker, spike, tennis shoe, throat, toecap, tog, tongue, walker, walking shoe, wedgie, wing tip, wooden shoe, work shoe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shoe\ (sh[=oo]), n.
    The outer cover or tread of a pneumatic tire, esp. for an
  2. \Shoe\, n.; pl. {Shoes}, formerly {Shoon}, now provincial.
    [OE. sho, scho, AS. sc?h, sce['o]h; akin to OFries. sk?, OS.
    sk?h, D. schoe, schoen, G. schuh, OHG. scuoh, Icel. sk?r,
    Dan. & Sw. sko, Goth. sk?hs; of unknown origin.]
    1. 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.
             Your hose should be ungartered, . . . yourshoe
             untied.                               --Shak.
             Spare none but such as go in clouted shoon. --Shak.
    2. Anything resembling a shoe in form, position, or use.
       (a) A plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal
           to defend it from injury.
       (b) 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.
       (c) 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.
       (d) The part of a railroad car brake which presses upon
           the wheel to retard its motion.
       (e) (Arch.) 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
       (f) (Milling.) The trough or spout for conveying the grain
           from the hopper to the eye of the millstone.
       (g) An inclined trough in an ore-crushing mill.
       (h) An iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut
           or rafter.
       (i) An iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile.
       (j) (Mach.) 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}.
    Note: Shoe is often used adjectively, or in composition; as,
          shoe buckle, or shoe-buckle; shoe latchet, or
          shoe-latchet; shoe leathet, or shoe-leather; shoe
          string, shoe-string, or shoestring.
    {Shoe of an anchor}. (Naut.)
       (a) A small block of wood, convex on the back, with a hole
           to receive the point of the anchor fluke, -- used to
           prevent the anchor from tearing the planks of the
           vessel when raised or lowered.
       (b) A broad, triangular piece of plank placed upon the
           fluke to give it a better hold in soft ground.
    {Shoe block} (Naut.), a block with two sheaves, one above the
       other, and at right angles to each other.
    {Shoe bolt}, a bolt with a flaring head, for fastening shoes
       on sleigh runners.
    {Shoe pac}, a kind of moccasin. See {Pac}.
    {Shoe stone}, a sharpening stone used by shoemakers and other
       workers in leather.
  3. \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.
    2. To protect or ornament with something which serves the
       purpose of a shoe; to tip.
             The sharp and small end of the billiard stick, which
             is shod with brass or silver.         --Evelyn.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Of various forms, from the mere sandal (q.v.) to the complete covering of the foot. The word so rendered (A.V.) in Deut. 33:25, _min'al_, "a bar," is derived from a root meaning "to bolt" or "shut fast," and hence a fastness or fortress. The verse has accordingly been rendered "iron and brass shall be thy fortress," or, as in the Revised Version, "thy bars [marg., "shoes"] shall be iron and brass."