Definitions of shoe

  1. restraint provided when the linings of the brake shoes are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to stop its rotation
  2. nailed to underside of horse's hoof
  3. furnish with shoes
  4. 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
  5. ( card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time
  6. a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
  7. U- shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
  8. furnish with shoes; " the children were well shoed"
  9. The outer cover or tread of a pneumatic tire, esp. for an automobile.
  10. 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.
  11. Anything resembling a shoe in form, position, or use.
  12. A plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal to defend it from injury.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. The part of a railroad car brake which presses upon the wheel to retard its motion.
  16. 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.
  17. The trough or spout for conveying the grain from the hopper to the eye of the millstone.
  18. An inclined trough in an ore- crushing mill.
  19. An iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut or rafter.
  20. An iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile.
  21. To furnish with a shoe or shoes; to put a shoe or shoes on; as, to shoe a horse, a sled, an anchor.
  22. To protect or ornament with something which serves the purpose of a shoe; to tip.
  23. 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.
  24. A covering for the foot, usually of leather; anything used for the protection of the foot, or the part touching the ground, as the metal plate protecting the hoof of an animal, the strip of steel fastened on a sled- runner, etc.; the outer covering of a rubber tire for automobiles.
  25. To furnish with a shoe or shoes; to protect or strengthen by putting on a rim, etc.
  26. Shod.
  27. Shoeing.
  28. A covering for the foot: a rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal to keep it from injury: anything in form or use like a shoe:- pl. SHOES ( shooz).
  29. To furnish with shoes: to cover at the bottom:- pr. p. shoeing; pa. t. and pa. p. shod.
  30. A covering for the foot; iron rim fastened to an animal's hoof.
  31. To furnish with shoes.
  32. A covering or protection for the foot.
  33. Shoemaker.
  34. A covering for the foot, usually of leather, of a thick species for the sole and a thinner for the uppers; a plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of a horse to preserve it from injury; anything like a shoe in shape or use.
  35. To furnish with or put on shoes; to cover at the bottom.

Usage examples for shoe

  1. In the shoe industry this process did not do away with competition. – A History of Trade Unionism in the United States by Selig Perlman
  2. The theatre is a huge open- air one of horse- shoe shape with stone seats rising like steps above each other, and with a row of private boxes at the top. – Young Knights of the Empire by Sir Robert Baden-Powell
  3. Granted he was in wine, granted he followed me, granted he had my shoe in his possession- what then? – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  4. " It is thin," she thought, pushing her shoe through it, " it can't prevent the boat from crossing the river." – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold
  5. She sprang at a bound on the bed, seized a little bag of money from a hiding- place, took the hand of the astonished little boy, and dragged him after her without giving him time to put on his shoe, and was on her way to Fougeres rapidly, without once turning her head to look at the home she abandoned. – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  6. I remember one in particular, a thin, nervous little man, a shoe- clerk in a department store. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  7. Some of the fish had a familiar look, and Winthrope turned them over with the tip of his shoe. – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  8. I'd marry a shoe- black to- morrow if I thought I could make him happy, and he could make me happy. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  9. Though a shoe was occasionally lost, as they had to be tied on loosely, the feet of the dogs were well protected. – True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World by Adolphus W. Greely
  10. And he a shoe clerk! – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes
  11. It is a young lady's walking- shoe. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  12. Take your ol' shoe! – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  13. He rode and he rode to town and castle, and made all the ladies try to put on the shoe. – More English Fairy Tales by Various
  14. " A young lady's walking shoe," he muttered, without looking up. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  15. The eldest went with the shoe into her room and wanted to try it on, and her mother stood by. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  16. I will get to work and make my final shoe." – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  17. It was one evening on a long flat Dutch road- the evening he had tied Julia's shoe. – The Good Comrade by Una L. Silberrad
  18. Stir it up with a stick every time it is used; and put it on the shoe with a brush when wanted. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  19. Shoeing the animal with a special shoe is sometimes necessary. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.