Simple Definition of socket
: a device in a wall into which an electric cord can be plugged
: an opening on a piece of electrical equipment into which a plug, lightbulb, etc., fits
: a hollow part in a bone that holds an eye, a tooth, or another bone
Full Definition of socket
: an opening or hollow that forms a holder for something <an electric bulb socket> <the eye socket>
Examples of socket in a sentence
She plugged the lamp into the socket.
He screwed the lightbulb into the socket.
His shoulder popped out of its socket.
Origin of socket
Middle English soket, from Anglo-French, diminutive of soc plowshare, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish soc plowshare, snout; akin to Old English sugu sow — more at sow
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of socket
: to provide with or support in or by a socket
First Known Use of socket
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Definition of socket for Students
: a small opening or hollow part that forms a holder for something <an eye socket> <an electric socket>
Medical Definition of socket
: an opening or hollow that forms a holder for something: asa: any of various hollows in body structures in which some other part normally lodges <the bony socket of the eye> <an inflamed tooth socket>; especially : the depression in a bone with which the rounded head of another bone fits in a ball-and-socket jointb: a cavity terminating an artificial limb into which the bodily stump fits—see suction socket
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