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chopines

chopines is a plural form of chopine

chopine

Definition:

a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

chopines

Type of:

shoe » footwear » covering » artifact

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

chopin | platform

Etymology:

from Old Spanish chapín, probably imitative of the sound made by the shoe when...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Chopine

a type of women's platform shoe that was popular in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Chopines were originally used as a patten, clog, or overshoe to protect the shoes and dress from mud and street soil. Chopines were popularly worn in Venice by both ... (45 of 879 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Chopine

Collins Dictionary:

chopine | chopin

a sandal-like shoe on tall wooden or cork bases popular in the 18th century (14 of 272 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chopine

Wiktionary:

chopine | chopines [plural]

A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 0.250 liters of fluid, 1/3 the volume of a standard bottle | A type of women's platform shoe that was popular in the 15th and 16th centuries (33 of 59 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chopine

Merriam-Webster:

chopine

a woman's shoe of the 16th and 17th centuries with a very high sole designed to increase stature and protect the feet from mud and dirt (26 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chopine

American Heritage Dictionary:

chopine

A woman's shoe worn in the 16th and 17th centuries that featured a very high, thick sole. (17 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chopine

Random House Dictionary:

chopine | chopin

a shoe having a thick sole, usually of cork, suggesting a short stilt, worn especially by women in 18th-century Europe after its introduction from ... (24 of 32 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/chopine

New World Dictionary:

chopine

a woman's shoe with a very thick sole, as of cork, worn in the 16th and 17th century (18 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chopine

Macmillan British Dictionary:

platform [countable] | platforms [plural] | platform shoes

a structure for people to stand on that has been built so that it's higher ... | an area next to a railway track where passengers get onto and off ... (29 of 276 words, 8 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/platform

Oxford Dictionary:

platform

a raised level surface on which people or things can stand | a raised floor or stage used by public speakers or performers so that they can be seen by ... (29 of 243 words, 10 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/platform

Cambridge Dictionary:

platform [entry 1] | the platform

a flat raised area or structure | a long flat raised structure at a railway station, where people get on and off trains | the raised part of the floor ... (28 of 123 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/platform 1

platform [entry 2]

an opportunity to make your ideas or beliefs known publicly | [singular] all the things that a political party promises to do if they are elected (25 of 59 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/platform 2

platform [entry 3]

the type of computer system you are using, in connection with the type of software (computer programs) you can use on it (22 of 42 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/platform 3

Britannica Encyclopedia:

shoe [footwear]

outer covering for the foot, usually of leather with a stiff or thick sole and heel, and generally reaching no higher than the ankle. History Table Of ... (27 of 831 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/541366​/shoe

Columbia Encyclopedia:

shoe

foot covering, usually of leather, consisting of a sole and a portion above the sole called an upper. In prehistoric times skins or hides may have ... (26 of 501 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0845000​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

chopine | chopines [plural] | chopin: chopins [plural] | chopins [plural] | chopin

a type of high shoe with a very thick sole worn by European women in the 16th and 17th centuries (20 of 48 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597007​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

chopine | chopin

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Old Spanish chapín, probably imitative of the sound made by the shoe when walking

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chopine

American Heritage Dictionary:

chopine

Origin: Obsolete French chapin, from Old Spanish, from chapa, plate, covering, from Old French; see "chape".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chopine

Merriam-Webster:

chopine

First use: 1577

Origin: Middle French chapin, from Old Spanish

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chopine

New World Dictionary:

chopine

Origin: Spanish chapin from unknown origin

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chopine

Wiktionary:

chopin [obsolete] | chopins [plural]

Origin: French chopine.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chopin

Encarta Dictionary:

chopine | chopines [plural] | chopin: chopins [plural] | chopins [plural]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: Spanish chapín

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597007​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

chopine | chopin

Audio: British English pronunciation of "chopine"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chopine

Chopin [French] | chopine

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "chopin"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Chopin"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chopin

the Free Dictionary:

chopine

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "chopine"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "chopine"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "chopine" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/chopine

Chopin

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Chopin"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Chopin"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Chopin" by speech synthesizer

Audio 4: North American English pronunciation of "Chopin" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Chopin

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

chopine

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chopine"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=chopin​01 word=chopine

Chopin

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Chopin"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=bixcho​05 word=Chopin

YourDictionary Audio:

chopine

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "chopine" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chopine

Chopin

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Chopin" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chopin

Google Dictionary:

Chopin

Audio: English pronunciation of "Chopin"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=Chopin

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