Crossword clues for sandal
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sandal \San"dal\, n. Same as Sendal.
Sails of silk and ropes of sandal.
Sandal \San"dal\, n.
Sandalwood. ``Fans of sandal.''
Sandal \San"dal\, n. [F. sandale, L. sandalium, Gr. ?, dim. of ?, probably from Per. sandal.]
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.
A kind of slipper.
An overshoe with parallel openings across the instep.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
type of shoe, late 14c., from Old French sandale, from Latin sandalium "a slipper, sandal," from Greek sandalion, diminutive of sandalon "sandal," of unknown origin, perhaps from Persian. Related: Sandals.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A type of open shoe made up of straps or bands holding a sole to the foot 2 sandalwood Etymology 2
n. (senseid en sandalwood)sandalwood
n. a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot
A Sandal is an open type of outdoor footwear.
Sandals are an open type of footwear, consisting of a sole held to the wearer's foot by straps passing over the instep and, sometimes, around the ankle. Sandals can also have a heel. While the distinction between sandals and other types of footwear can sometimes be blurry (as in the case of huaraches—the woven leather footwear seen in Mexico, and peep-toe pumps), the common understanding is that a sandal leaves most of the upper part of the foot exposed. People may choose to wear sandals for several reasons, among them comfort in warm weather, economy (sandals tend to require less material than shoes and are usually easier to construct), and as a fashion choice.
Usually, people wear sandals in warmer climates or during warmer parts of the year in order to keep their feet cool and dry. The risk of developing athlete's foot is lower than with enclosed shoes, and the wearing of sandals may be part of the treatment regimen for such an infection.
Usage examples of "sandal".
How serene does she now arise, a queen among the Pleiades, in the penultimate antelucan hour, shod in sandals of bright gold, coifed with a veil of what do you call it gossamer.
It was the spoor of Arab sandals, those of two men and a woman, and when the Waziri pointed them out to Zeyd the young Beduin swore that he recognized those of the woman as belonging to Ateja, for who knew better the shape and size of her little foot, or the style of the sandals she fabricated?
Therein I treasure the spice and scent Of rich and passionate memories blent Like odours of cinnamon, sandal and clove, Of song and sorrow and life and love.
Okyo had packed, spare sandals, the flea powder, the dried bonito, and the paper rain cloak.
When you leave us, you will take your breviary, your beads, your toilet articles, sandals, and a blanket, but you will exchange your habit for that of a novice.
Dress was the usual casual affair: bathing suits, sandals, T-shirts advertising brewski and surfboards.
The pants and shirt were made of coarse-spun indio cotton and maguey, the sandals were hemp.
Then she was climbing through long wiry marram grass, with the dew-darkened sand sifting cold through her sandals, until the last step brought her breathless to the top of the tallest dune and the world opened before her in a great sweep of brown sand and grey sea, its flat horizon dissolving into mist where the arms of Cardigan Bay embraced the sea and the sky.
Ramon Montero had been inconveniently born in Monterey, Mexico, and had dragged himself up by his sandal straps.
Up on the roof, amid the strapped-down merchandise for village stores upriver, the matching sets of lawn furniture, barbecue grills, inflatable toys, the bags of plastic sandals, sun hats, boxes of canned cocoa, laundry powder, and Duracell batteries, Drake had found smoking refuge in a used obstetrical chair destined for a needy highland clinic.
She kicked off her sandals and emptied a bag of pedicure tools and lotions.
Think of the advancement man has made since the time when he was a cannibal cave dweller, shivering out of the glacial epoch, and contending with wild beasts for a foothold on the earth, till now that he enjoys the idealism of Berkeley, wields the quaternions of Hamilton, uses the lightnings for his red sandaled messengers, holds his spectroscope to a star and tells what elements compose it, or to an outskirting nebula and declares it a mass of incandescent hydrogen.
Otherwise stripped to loincloth and sandals, the sacrificer wore a fantastically plumed headdress, whose golden bangles splintered the sunrays into dazzling wheels of light and which hid his head.
The 163 45 known know 171 8 one the on the 172 8 sandled sandaled 175 2 junlgle jungle 181 46 swifty swiftly 189 23 not, not.
In panic, he had rushed for the kitchen area and had barely enough time to assume a disguise, secreted there, that Katsumata had given him as, a few metres away, masked by a hedge, the Sergeant shoved past the bowing doorman, kicked off his sandals and stomped onto the veranda of the main house.