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Definition of 'shoe'


  1. 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
  2. (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time
  3. U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
       Synonyms: horseshoe
  4. a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
       Synonyms: brake shoe skid


  1. furnish with shoes; "the children were well shoed"

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