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san·dal 1

 (săn′dl)
n.
1. A shoe consisting of a sole fastened to the foot by thongs or straps.
2. A low-cut shoe fastened to the foot by an ankle strap.
3. A rubber overshoe cut very low and covering little more than the sole of the shoe.
4. A strap or band for fastening a low shoe or slipper on the foot.

[Middle English, from Old French sandale, from Latin sandalium, from Greek sandalion, diminutive of sandalon, sandal.]

san′daled adj.

san·dal 2

 (săn′dl)
n.
Sandalwood.

[Middle English, from Old French sandale (possibly via Late Greek santalon), from Arabic ṣandal, from Sanskrit candanam.]

sandal

(ˈsændəl)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a light shoe consisting of a sole held on the foot by thongs, straps, etc
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a strap passing over the instep or around the ankle to keep a low shoe on the foot
[C14: from Latin sandalium, from Greek sandalion a small sandal, from sandalon sandal]
ˈsandalled adj

san•dal

(ˈsæn dl)

n., v. -daled, -dal•ing (esp. Brit.) -dalled, -dal•ling. n.
1. a shoe consisting of a sole of leather or other material fastened to the foot by thongs or straps.
2. any of various low shoes or slippers.
3. a band or strap that fastens a low shoe or slipper.
v.t.
4. to furnish with sandals.
[1375–1425; Middle English sandalie, sandale (< Old French) < Latin sandalium < Greek sandálion=sándal(on) sandal + -ion diminutive suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sandal - a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the footsandal - a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot
espadrille - a sandal with a sole made of rope or rubber and a cloth upper part
flip-flop, thong - a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
huarache, huaraches - a sandal with flat heels and an upper of woven leather straps
zori, pusher - a sandal attached to the foot by a thong over the toes
scuffer - a lightweight flexible sandal with a sturdy sole; worn as play shoes by children and as sportswear by adults
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
talaria - a winged sandal (as worn by Hermes in Graeco-Roman art)
Translations
sandál
sandal
صندل
sandaali
मैंडलस्लीपर
sandala
szandál
sandali
サンダル
샌들
crepidasolea
sandalas
sandale
sandál
sandala
sandal
รองเท้าแตะ
dépgiày sandal

sandal

[ˈsændl] Nsandalia f, guarache m or huarache m (Mex)
a pair of sandalsunas sandalias

sandal

[ˈsændəl] nsandale f
a pair of sandals → une paire de sandales

sandal

nSandale f

sandal

[ˈsændl] nsandalo

sandal

(ˈsӕndl) noun
a type of light shoe, the sole of which is held on to the foot by straps. a pair of sandals.

sandal

صَنْدَل sandál sandal Sandale σανδάλι sandalia sandaali sandale sandala sandalo サンダル 샌들 sandaal sandal sandał sandália сандалия sandal รองเท้าแตะ sandalet giày sandal 凉鞋
References in classic literature ?
They and the women, as a rule, wore a coarse tow-linen robe that came well below the knee, and a rude sort of sandal, and many wore an iron collar.
Thence a narrow passage led into the hall: in crossing it, I perceived my sandal was loose; I stopped to tie it, kneeling down for that purpose on the mat at the foot of the staircase.
I then took leave of him, and exchanging my merchandise for sandal and aloes wood, camphor, nutmegs, cloves, pepper, and ginger, I embarked upon the same vessel and traded so successfully upon our homeward voyage that I arrived in Balsora with about one hundred thousand sequins.
This is the reason why bards love wine, mead, narcotics, coffee, tea, opium, the fumes of sandal -wood and tobacco, or whatever other procurers of animal exhilaration.
the garden where he administered justice, "clad in a coat of camelot, a surcoat of linsey-woolsey, without sleeves, and a sur-mantle of black sandal, as he lay upon the carpet with Joinville?
Turning to look for it he planted the sole of his sandal full upon the glittering object.
The feet were shod with a soft sandal," explained Tarzan.
The phenomenon was rather a troublesome companion, for first the right sandal came down, and then the left, and these mischances being repaired, one leg of the little white trousers was discovered to be longer than the other; besides these accidents, the green parasol was dropped down an iron grating, and only fished up again with great difficulty and by dint of much exertion.
She was in a pink dress that looked as fresh as a rose; her dazzling white arms and shoulders were half-covered with a thin hazy scarf through which they sparkled; her hair hung in curls round her neck; one of her little feet peeped out from the fresh crisp folds of the silk: the prettiest little foot in the prettiest little sandal in the finest silk stocking in the world.
The garden walks were damp, and Edna called to the maid to bring out her rubber sandals.
Sandals, bound with thongs made of boars' hide, protected the feet, and a roll of thin leather was twined artificially round the legs, and, ascending above the calf, left the knees bare, like those of a Scottish Highlander.
Here in this stable I leave the ant's wings that lifted me up into the air for the swifts and other birds to eat me, and let's take to level ground and our feet once more; and if they're not shod in pinked shoes of cordovan, they won't want for rough sandals of hemp; 'every ewe to her like,' 'and let no one stretch his leg beyond the length of the sheet;' and now let me pass, for it's growing late with me.