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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 barefooted
  • Bleeding, barefooted, over the shards and thorns of existence.
  • Each participant should bring a sticky mat or towel to lie on and be aware that the postures are done barefooted.
  • Their hind footprints resemble tracks of a barefooted human being.
  • People caught hookworms going barefooted in barnyards and hog wallows.
  • The patient walking barefooted will often injure his feet and be unaware of the injury.
  • Part were barefooted, and as for hats, they were of every style and shape.
  • When he arrived, he found her crying, visibly injured and barefooted.
  • They took him barefooted outside to a hackberry tree in about fifteen feet of the door.
  • Besides, it was fun to run around barefooted in the summer.
British Dictionary definitions for barefooted


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



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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barefooted 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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