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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's 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 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."

Naves Topical Index

Taken off on holy ground
Exodus 3:5; Joshua 5:15; Acts 7:33

Put off in mourning
Ezekiel 24:17

Shoes of the children of Israel did not wax old
Deuteronomy 29:5

Loosed in token of refusal to observe the Levirate marriage
Deuteronomy 25:9; Ruth 4:7-8

Poor sold for a pair of
Amos 2:6; Amos 8:6

Made of iron
Deuteronomy 33:25

Made of badgers' skins
Ezekiel 16:10

Latchet of
Genesis 14:23; Isaiah 5:27; Mark 1:7

Loosing of, a humble service
Luke 3:16

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOEBLACK, noun [shoe and black.] A person that cleans shoes.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOEBOY, noun [shoe and boy.] A boy that cleans shoes.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOEBUCKLE, noun [shoe and buckle.] A buckle for fastening the shoe to the foot.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOEING, participle present tense Putting on shoes.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

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.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOE-LEATHER, noun [shoe and lether.] Lether for shoes.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOELESS, adjective Destitute of shoes.

Caltrops very much incommoded the shoeless Moors. Dr. Addison.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOEMAKER, noun [shoe and maker.] One whose occupation or trade is to make shoes and boots.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOER, noun One that fits shoes to the feet; one that furnishes or futs on shoes; as a farrier.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOESTRING, noun [shoe and string.] A string used to fasten a shoe to the foot.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHOETYE, noun [shoe and tye.] A ribin used to fasten a shoe to the foot.