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Shoe vs. Sock — What's the Difference?

Shoe vs. Sock — What's the Difference?

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Shoe

A shoe is an item of footwear intended to protect and comfort the human foot. Shoes are also used as an item of decoration and fashion.
Apr 24, 2022

Sock

A sock is a piece of clothing worn on the feet and often covering the ankle or some part of the calf. Some type of shoe or boot is typically worn over socks.
Apr 24, 2022

Shoe

A durable covering for the human foot, made of leather or similar material with a rigid sole and heel, usually extending no higher than the ankle.
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Sock

A garment that covers the foot and part of the leg usually made of cotton or wool and worn for warmth or for protection from abrasion from a shoe or boot.
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Shoe

A horseshoe.
Apr 24, 2022
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Sock

(Meteorology) A windsock.
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Shoe

A strip of metal fitted onto the bottom of a sled runner.
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Sock

A light shoe worn by comic actors in ancient Greek and Roman plays.
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Shoe

The base for the supports of the superstructure of a bridge.
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Sock

Comic drama; comedy
"He ... knew all niceties of the sock and buskin" (Byron).
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Shoe

The ferrule on the end of a cane.
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Sock

A hard blow or punch.
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Shoe

The casing of a pneumatic tire.
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Sock

To provide with socks.
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Shoe

A device that retards or stops the motion of an object, as the part of a brake that presses against the wheel or drum.
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Sock

To hit or strike forcefully; punch.
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Shoe

The sliding contact plate on an electric train or streetcar that conducts electricity from the third rail.
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Sock

To deliver a blow.
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Shoe

A chute, as for conveying grain from a hopper.
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Sock

A knitted or woven covering for the foot.
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Shoe

(Games) A case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time.
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Sock

A shoe worn by Greco-Roman comedy actors.
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Shoe

Position; status
You would understand my decision if you put yourself in my shoes.
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Sock

A cat's or dog's lower leg that is a different color (usually white) from the color pattern on the rest of the animal.
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Shoe

Plight
I wouldn't want to be in her shoes.
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Sock

(Internet slang) A sock puppet.
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Shoe

To furnish or fit with a shoe or shoes.
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Sock

Ellipsis of windsock.
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Shoe

To cover with a wooden or metal guard to protect against wear.
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Sock

Ellipsis of gun sock.
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Shoe

A protective covering for the foot, with a bottom part composed of thick leather or plastic sole and often a thicker heel, and a softer upper part made of leather or synthetic material. Shoes generally do not extend above the ankle, as opposed to boots, which do.
Get your shoes on now, or you'll be late for school.
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Sock

(slang) A violent blow; a punch.
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Shoe

A piece of metal designed to be attached to a horse's foot as a means of protection; a horseshoe.
Throw the shoe from behind the line, and try to get it to land circling (a ringer) or touching the far stake.
Apr 24, 2022

Sock

A ploughshare.
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Shoe

(card games) A device for holding multiple decks of playing cards, allowing more games to be played by reducing the time between shuffles.
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Sock

Abbreviation of socket
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Shoe

Something resembling a shoe in form, position, or function, such as a brake shoe.
Remember to turn the rotors when replacing the brake shoes, or they will wear out unevenly.
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Sock

The sound of a punch or powerful blow.
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Shoe

A band of iron or steel, or a ship of wood, fastened to the bottom of the runner of a sleigh, or any vehicle which slides on the snow.
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Sock

To hit or strike violently; to deliver a blow to.
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Shoe

A drag, or sliding piece of wood or iron, placed under the wheel of a loaded vehicle, to retard its motion in going down a hill.
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Sock

To throw.
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Shoe

The part of a railroad car brake which presses upon the wheel to retard its motion.
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Sock

Extremely successful.
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Shoe

(architecture) A trough-shaped or spout-shaped member, put at the bottom of the water leader coming from the eaves gutter, so as to throw the water off from the building.
Apr 24, 2022

Sock

A plowshare.
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Shoe

A trough or spout for conveying grain from the hopper to the eye of the millstone.
Apr 24, 2022

Sock

The shoe worn by actors of comedy in ancient Greece and Rome, - used as a symbol of comedy, or of the comic drama, as distinguished from tragedy, which is symbolized by the buskin.
Great Fletcher never treads in buskin here,Nor greater Jonson dares in socks appear.
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Shoe

An inclined trough in an ore-crushing mill.
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Sock

A knit or woven covering for the foot and lower leg; a stocking with a short leg.
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Shoe

An iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut or rafter.
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Sock

A warm inner sole for a shoe.
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Shoe

An iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile.
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Sock

To hurl, drive, or strike violently; - often with it as an object.
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Shoe

(engineering) A plate, or notched piece, interposed between a moving part and the stationary part on which it bears, to take the wear and afford means of adjustment; called also slipper and gib.
Apr 24, 2022

Sock

Hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee
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Shoe

Part of a current collector on electric trains which provides contact either with a live rail or an overhead wire (fitted to a pantograph in the latter case).
Apr 24, 2022

Sock

A truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
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Shoe

(historical) An ingot of gold or silver shaped somewhat like a traditional Chinese shoe, formerly used in trade in the Far East.
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Sock

Hit hard
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Shoe

The outer cover or tread of a pneumatic tire, especially for an automobile.
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Shoe

A pneumatic tire, especially for an automobile.
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Shoe

To put shoes on one's feet.
Men and women clothed and shod for the ascent.
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Shoe

To put horseshoes on a horse.
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Shoe

To equip an object with a protection against wear.
The billiard cue stick was shod in silver.
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Shoe

A covering for the human foot, usually made of leather, having a thick and somewhat stiff sole and a lighter top. It differs from a boot on not extending so far up the leg.
Your hose should be ungartered, . . . yourshoe untied.
Spare none but such as go in clouted shoon.
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Shoe

Anything resembling a shoe in form, position, or use.
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Shoe

The outer cover or tread of a pneumatic tire, esp. for an automobile.
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Shoe

To furnish with a shoe or shoes; to put a shoe or shoes on; as, to shoe a horse, a sled, an anchor.
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Shoe

To protect or ornament with something which serves the purpose of a shoe; to tip.
The sharp and small end of the billiard stick, which is shod with brass or silver.
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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
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Shoe

(card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time
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Shoe

U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
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Shoe

A restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
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Shoe

Furnish with shoes;
The children were well shoed
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