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, light bulb, 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 and Etymology 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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