shoe

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 to footwear that does not cover the ankle, as distinguished from a BOOT1
2. short for HORSESHOE
3. something like a shoe in shape or use; specif.,
a) a metal cap or ferrule fitted over the end of a cane, pole, staff, etc.
b) short for BRAKE SHOE
c) a part forming a base for the supports of a superstructure, as a roof, bridge, etc.
d) the metal strip along the bottom of a sled runner
e) the casing of a pneumatic tire
f) the sliding contact plate by which an electric train picks up current from the third rail
g) a metal protecting plate upon which a mechanical part moves
vt.
shod or shoed, shod or shoed or shodden, shoeing
1. to furnish or fit with a shoe or shoes
2. to cover, tip, or sheathe (a stick, wearing surface, etc.) with a metal plate, ferrule, etc.
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fill someone's shoes
to take someone's place
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in another's shoes
in another's position
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☆ the shoe is on the other foot
the situation is reversed for the persons involved
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where the shoe pinches
the source of trouble, grief, difficulty, etc.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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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 — 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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