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One that makes or repairs shoes.

shoe′mak′ing n.


(Professions) a person who makes or repairs shoes or boots
ˈshoeˌmaking n


(ˈʃuˈmeɪ kər)

a person who makes or mends shoes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoemaker - a person who makes or repairs shoesshoemaker - a person who makes or repairs shoes
boot maker, bootmaker - a maker of boots
maker, shaper - a person who makes things


noun cobbler, bootmaker, souter (Scot.) I'm a shoemaker by trade.
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[ˈʃuːˌmeɪkəʳ] Nzapatero/a m/f


[ˈʃuːmeɪkər] nbottier mshoe polish ncirage mshoe rack nétagère f à chaussuresshoe repairer ncordonnier/ière m/fshoe shop nmagasin m de chaussuresshoe size npointure f


[ˈʃuːˌmeɪkəʳ] ncalzolaio


(ʃuː) noun
1. an outer covering for the foot. a new pair of shoes.
2. (also ˈhorseshoe) a curved piece of iron nailed to the hoof of a horse.
verbpresent participle ˈshoeing: past tense, past participles shod (ʃod) , shoed
to put a shoe or shoes on (a horse etc).
shod (ʃod) adjective
with a shoe or shoes on.
ˈshoelace , (American) ˈshoestring noun
a kind of string or cord for fastening a shoe.
ˈshoemaker noun
a person who makes, repairs, or sells shoes.
on a shoestring
with or using very little money. He has to live on a shoestring.
References in classic literature ?
In that same house ANOTHER person--a person of great wealth-may also have been dreaming of shoes; but, of shoes of a very different pattern and fashion (in a manner of speaking, if you understand my metaphor, we are all of us shoemakers).
"There's an old proverb to the effect that shoemakers' wives go barefoot and doctors' wives die young.
There was once a shoemaker, who worked very hard and was very honest: but still he could not earn enough to live upon; and at last all he had in the world was gone, save just leather enough to make one pair of shoes.
"I want," said Defarge, who had not removed his gaze from the shoemaker, "to let in a little more light here.
We cannot tell among the men who pass us, all clad alike in dull, sad-colored clothes, who is a knight and who is a merchant, who is a shoemaker and who is a baker.
In the middle of the village lived old Dame Shoemaker; she sat and sewed together, as well as she could, a little pair of shoes out of old red strips of cloth; they were very clumsy, but it was a kind thought.
I had never seen anything in that trunk but old boots and spurs and pistols, and a fascinating mixture of yellow leather thongs, cartridges, and shoemaker's wax.
Two hundred years ago an old Dutch voyager likened its shape to that of a shoemaker's last.
James Burne Worson was a shoemaker who lived in Leamington, Warwickshire, England.
The whole night and the whole day the pot was made to boil; there was not a fire-place in the whole town where they did not know what was being cooked, whether it was at the chancellor's or at the shoemaker's.
And now let us see how our city will be able to supply this great demand: We may suppose that one man is a husbandman, another a builder, some one else a weaver--shall we add to them a shoemaker, or perhaps some other purveyor to our bodily wants?
Briggs's brother, a radical hatter and grocer, called his sister a purse-proud aristocrat, because she would not advance a part of her capital to stock his shop; and she would have done so most likely, but that their sister, a dissenting shoemaker's lady, at variance with the hatter and grocer, who went to another chapel, showed how their brother was on the verge of bankruptcy, and took possession of Briggs for a while.