discalceate (adj.) "unshod, barefoot," 1650s, from L. discalceatus, from dis- (see DIS- (Cf. dis-)) + calceatus, pp. of calceare "to furnish with shoes," from calceus "shoe."

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  • Discalceate — Dis*cal ce*ate, v. t. [L. discalceatus unshod; dis + calceus shoe.] To pull off shoes or sandals from. [Obs.] Cockeram. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discalceate — 1. verb To remove shoes or other footwear. 2. adjective barefoot …   Wiktionary

  • discalceate — dis·cal·ce·ate …   English syllables

  • discalceate — adjective (used of certain religious orders) barefoot or wearing only sandals discalced friars • Syn: ↑discalced, ↑unshod • Ant: ↑calced (for: ↑discalced) …   Useful english dictionary

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  • discalced — /dis kalst /, adj. (chiefly of members of certain religious orders) without shoes; unshod; barefoot. Also, discalceate /dis kal see it, ayt /. Cf. calced. [1625 35; part trans. of L discalceatus, equiv. to dis DIS 1 + calceatus, ptp. of calceare… …   Universalium

  • discalced — /dɪsˈkælst/ (say dis kalst) adjective without shoes; unshod; barefooted; specifically applied to a branch of the Carmelite monks known as Discalceati (the barefooted). Also, discalceate /dɪsˈkælsiət/ (say dis kalseeuht), / eɪt/ (say ayt). {Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • barefoot — [adj] wearing no shoes barefooted, discalceate, discalced, shoeless, unshod; concept 406 Ant. shod …   New thesaurus

  • discalced —   a. bare foot.    ♦ discalceate, n. & a. bare foot (friar or nun) …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • religious belief — noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny (Freq. 6) he lost his faith but not his morality • Syn: ↑religion, ↑faith • Derivationally related forms: ↑religious (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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