- Bible Reference: John 1:27
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: No
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: No
Of various forms, from the mere sandal (q.v.) to the complete covering of the foot. The word so rendered (A.V.) in Deuteronomy 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."
Put off in mourning
Shoes of the children of Israel did not wax old
Made of iron
Made of badgers' skins
Loosing of, a humble service
SHOE, noun plural shoes.
1. A covering for the foot, usually of lether, composed of a thick species for the sole, and a thinner kind for the vamp and quarthers. Shoes for ladies often have some kind of cloth for the vamp and quarters.
2. A plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of a horse to defend it from injury; also, a plate of iron for for an ox's hoof, one for each division of the hoof. Oxen are shod in New England, sometimes to defend the hoof from injury in stony places, more generally to enable them to wald on ice, in which case the shoes are armed with sharp points. This is called calking.
3. The plate of iron which is nailed to the bottom of the runner of a sleigh, or any vehicle that slides on snow in the winter.
4. A piece of timber fastened with pins to the bottom of the runners of a sled, to prevent them from wearing.
5. Something in form of a shoe
6. A cover for defense.
Shoe of an anchor, 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 a ship's bow, when raised or lowered.
SHOE, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive shod.
1. To furnish with shoes; ot put shoes on; as, to shoe a horse or an ox; to shoe a sled or sleigh.
2. To cover at the bottom.
To shoe an anchor, to cover the flukes with a broad triangular piece of plank whose area is larger than that of the fluke. This is intended to give the anchor a stronger hold in soft grounds.
SHOEBLACK, noun [shoe and black.] A person that cleans shoes.
SHOEBOY, noun [shoe and boy.] A boy that cleans shoes.
SHOEBUCKLE, noun [shoe and buckle.] A buckle for fastening the shoe to the foot.
SHOEING, participle present tense Putting on shoes.
SHOEING'HORN, noun [shoe and horn.]
1. A horn used to facilitate the entrance of the foot onto a narrow shoe.
2. Any thing by which transaction is facilitated; any thing used as a medium; in contempt. [I have never heard this word in America.]
SHOE-LEATHER, noun [shoe and lether.] Lether for shoes.
SHOELESS, adjective Destitute of shoes.
Caltrops very much incommoded the shoeless Moors. Dr. Addison.
SHOEMAKER, noun [shoe and maker.] One whose occupation or trade is to make shoes and boots.
SHOER, noun One that fits shoes to the feet; one that furnishes or futs on shoes; as a farrier.
SHOESTRING, noun [shoe and string.] A string used to fasten a shoe to the foot.
SHOETYE, noun [shoe and tye.] A ribin used to fasten a shoe to the foot.