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[bair-foo t] /ˈbɛərˌfʊt/
adjective, adverb
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.
Origin of barefoot
before 1000; Middle English barfot, Old English bærfōt. See bare1, foot Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for barefoot
  • The subjects ran at their own pace on a treadmill, first in modern running shoes and then again barefoot.
  • He went to school, barefoot and wearing an old piece of cloth.
  • He was barefoot and barelegged, wearing only floppy khaki shorts and a checked sport shirt, its tail tumbling outside.
  • Running barefoot is actually the best thing for your feet and knees, and wearing conventional running shoes is bad.
  • He was barefoot, wearing only white canvas shorts and a floppy hat, which he'd decorated with a long plume of feathers.
  • Two colonels, both barefoot, also form part of the detachment.
  • Being to dedicate any church, he with all humility used to go barefoot to the place.
  • He went sometimes barefoot: he never undressed to take rest, and always rose to prayer before the midnight office.
  • She was then made to walk barefoot over the rough pavement to the bottom of the flight of steps leading up to the door.
  • Yet she's barefoot and primal, grabbing junk that she doesn't have, and dancing aggressively.
British Dictionary definitions for barefoot


adjective, adverb
with the feet uncovered
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for barefoot

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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barefoot in the Bible

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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