American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A shoe consisting of a sole fastened to the foot by thongs or straps.
- n. A low-cut shoe fastened to the foot by an ankle strap.
- n. A rubber overshoe cut very low and covering little more than the sole of the shoe.
- n. A strap or band for fastening a low shoe or slipper on the foot.
- n. Sandalwood.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of shoe, consisting of a sole fastened to the foot, generally by means of straps crossed over and passed around the ankle. Originally sandals were made of leather, but they afterward became articles of luxury, being sometimes made of gold, silver, and other precious materials, and beautifully ornamented. Sandals of straw or wickerwork are worn by some Oriental nations; those of the Japanese form their chief foot-covering, except the stocking; they are left at the door, and not worn within the houses, the floors of which are generally covered with mats. Sandals form part of the official dress of bishops and abbots in the Roman Catholic Church; they were formerly often made of red leather, and sometimes of silk or velvet richly embroidered.
- n. A half-boot of white kid or satin, often prettily embroidered in silver, and laced up the front with some bright-colored silk cord. They were cut low at each side to display the embroidered clock of the stocking.
- n. A tie or strap for fastening a slipper or low shoe by being passed over the foot or around the ankle. Shoes with sandals were in use during the early years of the nineteenth century and until about 1840. Originally the term signified the ribbons secured to the shoe, one on each side, and crossed diagonally over the instep and ankle, later a simpler contrivance, as a single band with button and buttonhole, or even an india-rubber strap.
- n. An india-rubber overshoe, having very low sides and consisting chiefly of a sole with a strap across the instep. Especially— such a shoe with an entire sole and a counter at the heel; or
- n. In heraldry, a bearing representing any rough and simple shoe. Also called brogue.
- n. Same as sandalwood.
- n. Same as sendal.
- n. A long narrow boat with two masts, used on the Barbary coast.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as sendal.
- n. Sandalwood.
- n. A kind of shoe consisting of a sole strapped to the foot; a protection for the foot, covering its lower surface, but not its upper.
- n. A kind of slipper.
- n. An overshoe with parallel openings across the instep.
- n. a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot
- From Old French sandale, from Latin sandalium, from Ancient Greek σανδάλιον (sandalion), diminutive of σάνδαλον (sandalon, "sandal"), probably ultimately from Middle Persian 𐭰𐭭𐭣𐭫 (čandal, "sandalwood"). Compare New Persian صندل (sandal, "sandal"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French sandale, from Latin sandalium, from Greek sandalion, diminutive of sandalon, sandal.Middle English, from Old French sandale (possibly via Late Greek santalon), from Arabic ṣandal, from Sanskrit candanam. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Let's give her one", frankly I'd rather shag an old sandal from a skip.”
“So he laid out all his money in sandal and set out for that city; and arriving there at close of day, behold, he met and old woman driving her sheep.”
“Al – Saláhitah,35 which aboundeth in sandal-wood when the captain cast anchor, — And Shahrazad perceived the dawn of day and ceased saying her permitted say.”
“I just got a pair of the sandals and I do use the back strap on them, not to keep the shoe on but because the front of the sandal is smaller it looks stupid to have the strap sitting up there.”
“The Japanese sandal is a small board elevated on two pieces of thin wood fully five inches in height.”
“The sandal was a present from Sylvia, who mounted an exhibition of flotsam temple shoes on Hokkaido a few years ago.”
“Nor are they as offensive as their contemporary fashion analog: the Birkenstock sandal, which is worn almost exclusively by grubby millionaires (Silicon Valley residents, Olsen twins):”
“What are these, James?" she asks, standing in the bedroom, the strappy sandal, which is so delicate it looks like it might break from simply walking across a room, dangling like an exotic sea animal from her finger.”
“I realized that the sandal might be the only recognizable thing left of the blond thief.”
“A sandal is a symbol of poverty and, by extension, of oppression.”
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