1 [san-dl]
a shoe consisting of a sole of leather or other material fastened to the foot by thongs or straps.
any of various low shoes or slippers.
a light, low, rubber overshoe covering only the front part of a woman's high-heeled shoe.
a band or strap that fastens a low shoe or slipper on the foot by passing over the instep or around the ankle.
verb (used with object), sandaled, sandaling or (especially British) sandalled, sandalling.
to furnish with sandals.

1350–1400; < French sandale; replacing Middle English sandalie < Latin sandalium < Greek sandálion, equivalent to sándal(on) sandal + -ion diminutive suffix

unsandaled, adjective
unsandalled, adjective Unabridged


2 [san-dl]

1350–1400; Middle English sandell < Medieval Latin sandalum < Late Greek sántalon, dissimilated variant of sándanonSanskrit candana Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
sandal (ˈsændəl)
1.  a light shoe consisting of a sole held on the foot by thongs, straps, etc
2.  a strap passing over the instep or around the ankle to keep a low shoe on the foot
[C14: from Latin sandalium, from Greek sandalion a small sandal, from sandalon sandal]

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Word Origin & History

1382, from O.Fr. sandale, from L. sandalium, from Gk. sandalion, dim. of sandalon "sandal," probably from Persian.
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Bible Dictionary

Sandals definition

Mentioned only in Mark 6:9 and Acts 12:8. The sandal was simply a sole, made of wood or palm-bark, fastened to the foot by leathern straps. Sandals were also made of seal-skin (Ezek. 16:10; lit. tahash, "leather;" A.V., "badger's skin;" R.V., "sealskin," or marg., "porpoise-skin"). (See SHOE.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Example sentences
He wore an olive-colored robe, dark pillbox turban and sandals.
Sneakers and sandals are ideal attire for airplanes as your toes have plenty of
  room to move.
Include one pair of socks and underwear for each day and comfortable walking
  shoes or sandals.
Avoid tennis shoes and sandals unless you are in a beach area.
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