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

  • adj. Not having or wearing shoes or a shoe: unshod horses.

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  • adj. Not shod; without shoes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not wearing shoes: barefoot: noting a human being. Not having shoes, as a horse: noting a young horse never shod, or one from which the shoes have been taken or dropped.

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

  • adj. (used of certain religious orders) barefoot or wearing only sandals
  • adj. not shod


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  • Stuff like: feeding the hungry, educating the poor, clothing the naked, shoeing the unshod, etc.

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  • We could wind up with a country where nothing is manufactured but guns, and we'll be standing around in tattered loincloths, freezing and unshod next to our rusting out-of-gas SUV's clutching our empty black rifles.

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  • The door opened by a push of Carolina's unshod foot.

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  • Her unshod horse made no sound on the soft, sandy footing, and a little further on she heard voices proceeding from out of the grass.

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  • Where the sun has hit their lizard skin and dried them from the outside in and stopped the pitter patter din of feet so fine and the unshod shins of what had tried to be


  • I stepped out onto the muddy bank; it was churned with many hoofprints, all unshod that I could distinguish.

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  • At the end of each day, Ghulam Sakhib, Wahid, David, and I would find an eatery where unshod patrons sat on a wooden table-stage.

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  • They were half-naked it was summer in Houston, so they wore simple breechclouts, they did ride mustangs that were small, unshod, scrawny, and unattractive by European standards.


  • Absolutely spiffing idea, we could start our own soup kitchens, collect shoes for the children going unshod in our communities ...

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  • The unicorn's unshod hooves scrabbled for a hold against the rock for a few moments, then Shalkan found his footing and began to climb.

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