barefoot

[bair-foot]
adjective, adverb
1.
Also, barefooted. with the feet bare: a barefoot boy; to walk barefoot.
2.
Carpentry. (of a post or stud) secured to a sill or the like without mortising.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English barfot, Old English bærfōt. See bare1, foot

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barefoot or barefooted (ˈbɛəˌfʊt)
 
adj, —adv
with the feet uncovered
 
barefooted or barefooted
 
adj, —adv

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Word Origin & History

barefoot
O.E. bærfot; see bare + foot.
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Bible Dictionary

Barefoot definition


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).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Example sentences
The subjects ran at their own pace on a treadmill, first in modern running
  shoes and then again barefoot.
He was barefoot and barelegged, wearing only floppy khaki shorts and a checked
  sport shirt, its tail tumbling outside.
He was barefoot, wearing only white canvas shorts and a floppy hat, which he'd
  decorated with a long plume of feathers.
He went sometimes barefoot: he never undressed to take rest, and always rose to
  prayer before the midnight office.
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