• WordNet 3.6
    • n slipper low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily; usually worn indoors
    • n slipper a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Cinderella ran so fast that she left one of her little glass slippers on the floor behind her Cinderella ran so fast that she left one of her little glass slippers on the floor behind her

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The ruby red slippers in the movie "The Wizard of Oz" were sold off at an auction for $660,000
    • Slipper A kind of apron or pinafore for children.
    • Slipper A kind of brake or shoe for a wagon wheel.
    • Slipper A kind of light shoe, which may be slipped on with ease, and worn in undress; a slipshoe.
    • Slipper (Mach) A piece, usually a plate, applied to a sliding piece, to receive wear and afford a means of adjustment; -- also called shoe, and gib.
    • Slipper One who, or that which, slips.
    • a Slipper Slippery. "To a drunk man the way is slidder .""O! trustless state of earthly things, and slipper hope
      Of mortal men."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most expensive shoes in the world are ruby slippers located in Harrods in London, which cost $1.6 million, has a full time security guard. The shoes are made from platinum thread and has 642 rubies in them. It took over 700 hours to produce the shoe
    • slipper Slippery.
    • slipper Fluent; flowing.
    • n slipper A loose, light shoe into which the foot may be easily slipped, generally for wearing indoors. Compare pantofle, and cut under poulaine.
    • n slipper A child's garment; especially, a child's slip.
    • n slipper Same as slipper-plant. See Pedilanthus.
    • n slipper A slipper-shaped pteropod. See Cymbuliidæ.
    • n slipper A glass-nautilus. See Carinaria.
    • n slipper A kind of iron slide or brake-shoe acting as a drag on the wheel of a heavy wagon in descending an incline; a skid. Also called slipper-drag.
    • n slipper One who or that which slips or lets slip; specifically, in coursing, the person who holds the couple of hounds in the leash, and lets both slip at the same instant on a given signal when the hare is started.
    • n slipper In mech.: A part which is adjustable by sliding, usually in the direction of its length, as a nozle or tube.
    • n slipper A steam-engine cross-head having somewhat the shape of a slipper. The piston-rod is attached to the part which is where the heel or counter would be, and the guides are under the sole. The connecting-rod vibrates over the toe part.
    • n slipper In cricket, one who fields in the slips, that is, in the part of the field behind the wicket and somewhat to the ‘off’ side.
    • n slipper Same as rosser.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Carpet slippers were created by thrifty housewives who found other uses for old, worn-out pieces of carpet.
    • Slipper a loose shoe easily slipped on
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  • John Bunyan
    “If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Don't you stay at home of evenings? Don you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. slipur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. slípan; Sw. slippa, Dut. slippen, to glide, Ger. schliefen.


In literature:

And ward patients shuffle about in carpet slippers, and the pharmacy clerk has a brisk young step, inclined to be jaunty.
"Love Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
I declare I've forgotten to change my slippers!
"Bressant" by Julian Hawthorne
She ran so fast that she lost one of her little glass slippers.
"The Beacon Second Reader" by James H. Fassett
As if to add fresh nervousness to the situation, one of the slippers lay pointing quite boldly down-stairs.
"Little Eve Edgarton" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
It was a blue satin slipper.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
She placed Osborn's carpet slippers carefully in front of it.
"Married Life" by May Edginton
Next she tore off her slippers, and sent them flying against the brown furry back now turned toward her.
"The Little Colonel's House Party" by Annie Fellows Johnston
On returning home, our merchant, in a fit of indignation, flung his slippers into the Tigris, that ran beneath his window.
"Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers" by W. A. Clouston
What romance lay behind yon satin slipper?
"Hearts and Masks" by Harold MacGrath
The boy was clad in a purple garment made of silk, with slippers to match.
"Everychild" by Louis Dodge
The princess threw off her slippers, and tried the temperature of the water with her toes.
"The Title Market" by Emily Post
It was Barry, aided and abetted by Leila, who brought out the old slippers.
"Contrary Mary" by Temple Bailey
Flea considered the toe of her slipper.
"From the Valley of the Missing" by Grace Miller White
I believe slippers can be bought for about a shilling a pair.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
Now please get the slippers.
"Suzanna Stirs the Fire" by Emily Calvin Blake
But it is playing safe to have your stockings match your slippers or shoes.
"Woman as Decoration" by Emily Burbank
He wore a pair of cloth slippers.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
You've only slippers on.
"Moor Fires" by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
"Children's Rhymes, Children's Games, Children's Songs, Children's Stories" by Robert Ford
Walter, however, still kept possession of the slipper, and was determined next morning to discover the owner.
"St. Winifred's" by Frederic W. Farrar

In poetry:

An who, when th' wark is done at neet,
Sits harknin for yor clogs i'th' street,
An sets warm slippers for yor feet?
A wife.
"A Wife [1]" by John Hartley
But, silence. No leaves trembling.
Nothing to see: sobs, and cries
being swallowed, slippers splashing,
between them, tears and sighs.
"The Weeping Garden" by Boris Pasternak
I'll goo, an' we'll play "Thread the needle"
Or "Huntèn the slipper," or wheedle
Young Jemmy to fiddle, an' reely
So brisk to an' fro in the zummer.
"Eclogue:--Come And Zee Us In The Zummer" by William Barnes
Mi wife, God bless her! ivvery neet
Has slippers warmin for mi feet;
An th' hearthstun cleean, an th' drinkin laid,
An th' teah's brew'd an th' tooast is made.
"Fairly Weel-off" by John Hartley
When she left home she had slippers on;
But, alas! poor child, now they were gone.
For she lost both of them while hurrying across the street,
Out of the way of two carriages which were near by her feet.
"The Little Match Girl" by William Topaz McGonagall
No fear lest the step of the soft-slippered Graces
Should fright the young Loves from their warm little nest,
For the heart of a queen, under jewels and laces,
Beats time with the pulse in the peasant girl's breast!
"For the Moore Centennial Celebration" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

A happy quartet of diners and dancers enjoy the Glass Slipper Ball.
Glassnote: Robert DeLong, Daughter @ Slipper Room.
Australia's Gillard Accuses Abbott of Sexism as Slipper Resigns.
Afghanistan wears cricket's glass slipper .
There were 501 slippers collected, including monetary donations.
Lions Jennifer Moscovich and Roberta Kamakawiwoo organized the dropoff of 400 slippers and distributed them to both King Kamehameha III Elementary and Princess Nahi'ena'ena Elementary School.
Nigeria hoops team plans to wear glass slipper in Olympics.
Rochas Metallic Leather Smoking Slippers , $450.
Instead of glass slippers , Cinderella today would be wearing Christian Louboutin's modern take on the classic princess shoe.
Christian Louboutin to Design Modern Glass Slipper for 'Cinderella' Diamond Edition DVD (Video).
On Thursday, the high-end shoe designer — a celebrity favorite — reveals his re-imagining of Cinderella's glass slipper , thanks to a new collaboration with Disney.
Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" are leaving Washington on their first international journey to London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
8-Year- Old Boy Beaten For Wearing Slippers on Wrong Feet, Police Say.
Do you think it is OK to you wear slippers and pajamas to the store.
Yes, those are slippers, and shorts.