from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Barefoot or wearing sandals. Used of certain religious orders.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Without shoes; unshod; barefooted: specifically applied to a branch of the Carmelite monks known as Discalceati (the barefooted).

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

  • adjective Unshod; barefooted; -- in distinction from calced.

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

  • adjective shoeless; barefoot; without shoes on; wearing sandals rather than shoes.

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

  • adjective (used of certain religious orders) barefoot or wearing only sandals


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin discalceātus : dis-, dis- + calceātus, shod (from calceus, shoe, from calx, calc-, heel).]



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