Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the feet bare.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the feet bare.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Wearing nothing on the feet; barefoot.
  • adverb Wearing nothing on the feet; barefoot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective without shoes
  • adverb without shoes on

Etymologies

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From barefoot +‎ -ed.

Examples

  • It will be noticed, that the retainers guarding the exterior and entrance are barefooted, which is a mark of respect in honour of the rank of the culprit, and of the solemnity of the occasion.

    Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs

  • It was a world-penance for a world to see, and paltry indeed it made appear that earlier penance, barefooted in the snow, of an emperor to a pope for daring to squabble over temporal power.

    Goliah

  • They were not "down there" and they had walked barefooted "up north".

    The James Rifle

  • They were not "down there" and they had walked barefooted "up north".

    The James Rifle

  • That this barefooted beachcomber should possess such high-sounding dignity was inconceivable.

    THE SEED OF McCOY

  • A few minutes later a barefooted native girl padded in and shook her head.

    THE PROUD GOAT OFALOYSIUS PANKBURN

  • Running aft, barefooted and barelegged, the rainwater dripping from his scant clothing, the mate displaced the black at the wheel.

    A SON OF THE SUN

  • The blinds were always down, and her barefooted tribe was never permitted to enter the sacred precinct save on state occasions.

    Chapter 23

  • Not only did he not wear pants, and was barefooted and barelegged, but about his middle, just like any black, he wore a brilliant-coloured loin-cloth, that, like a kilt, fell nearly to his sunburnt knees.

    CHAPTER II

  • The baron, shivering barefooted, pulled out his watch.

    CHAPTER 24

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