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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, of unknown origin.]

san′daled adj.

san·dal 2

 (săn′dl)
n.
Sandalwood.

[Middle English, from Old French sandale, from Medieval Latin sandalum, from Late Greek santalon, sandalon, ultimately from Middle Persian čandal, from Sanskrit candanam, of Dravidian origin; akin to Tamil and Malayalam cāntu, sandalwood paste, Tamil cāttu, to daub, smear, and Telugu cādu, to rub into a paste.]

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
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Came the day of the Annos, when one of them made the invention, which was thick-plaited sandals to armour the soles of their feet against the poisoned thorns with which Nalasu had taken three of their lives.
The garden walks were damp, and Edna called to the maid to bring out her rubber sandals.
345); he himself walks in the normal manner, relying on his sandals as a disguise.