Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


Also, barefooted. with the feet bare:
a barefoot boy; to walk barefoot.
Carpentry. (of a post or stud) secured to a sill or the like without mortising.
Historical Examples

The same tools made addresses from the courts and even engaged every barefooted fellow to sign addresses from the counties.
Give Me Liberty Thomas J. Wertenbaker

The door opened and the nurse carried in the baby, barefooted.
The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson Nellie van De Grift Sanchez

The next job was to make moccassins for ourselves and for the oxen, for it was plain they could not go on another day barefooted.
Death Valley in ’49 William Lewis Manly

The Dakotan came in barefooted with two large bundles of copy.
Child and Country Will Levington Comfort

Both were barefooted; Maria wore a simple white dress, and Ramon a linen shirt and trousers.
Our Little Cuban Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade

Turning to a wild elf of a barefooted child in the crowd he spoke to her.
Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson

She was barefooted; and, unless I strangely mistook, her face was as ghastly as the one Perry had been speaking of that night.
The Story of Charles Strange Vol. 2 (of 3) Mrs. Henry Wood

While we sat there barefooted and worked we discussed the pending big battle.
A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter

Yes, and barefooted, wild-eyed and untaught, but suffering—and such suffering!
Tess of the Storm Country Grace Miller White

A man may be bald-headed, and it’s genteel; but to be barefooted, it’s ruination.
Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive Alf Burnett

adjective, adverb
with the feet uncovered

Old English bærfot; see bare (adj.) + foot (n.).

To go barefoot was a sign of great distress (Isa. 20:2, 3, 4), or of some great calamity having fallen on a person (2 Sam. 15:30).


Read Also:

  • Barege

    a sheer fabric constructed in a leno weave of silk warp and cotton or worsted filling, often used to make veils and dresses. Historical Examples The gingham will last longer than the barege, and will be good for more uses after it is outworn as a dress. A New Atmosphere Gail Hamilton She did her […]

  • Barehead

    with the head uncovered. adjective, adverb with head uncovered

  • Barely

    only just; scarcely; no more than; almost not: He had barely enough money to pay for the car. without disguise or concealment; openly: They gave the facts to him barely. scantily; meagerly; sparsely. Archaic. merely. Contemporary Examples Jude Law went shopping this week in a T-shirt that barely contained his huge chest. Jude Law and […]

  • Not break a sweat

    not break a sweat verb phrase To do something very easily; be entirely nonchalant; not turn a hair: The touring Soviet squad barely broke a sweat in the 6–2 victory over the Badgers (1970s+ Prizefighting)

Disclaimer: Barefooted definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.