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sole

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noun \ˈsōl\

Definition of sole

  1. :  any of various flatfishes (family Soleidae) having a small mouth, small or rudimentary fins, and small eyes placed close together and including important food fishes (as the European Dover sole); also :  any of various mostly market flatfishes (as lemon sole) of other families (as Pleuronectidae)



Origin and Etymology of sole

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin solea sandal, a flatfish


First Known Use: 13th century

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sole

noun

Definition of sole

  1. 1a :  the undersurface of a footb :  the part of an item of footwear on which the sole rests and upon which the wearer treads

  2. 2 :  the usually flat or flattened bottom or lower part of something or the base on which something rests

soled

play \ˈsōld\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of sole

Middle English, from Anglo-French sole, soele, from Latin solea sandal; akin to Latin solum base, ground, soil


First Known Use: 14th century


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sole

transitive verb

Simple Definition of sole

  • : to put a new sole on (a shoe, boot, etc.)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sole

soled

soling

  1. 1 :  to furnish with a sole <sole a shoe>

  2. 2 :  to place the sole of (a golf club) on the ground

Examples of sole in a sentence

  1. My shoes need to be soled.



Circa 1570

First Known Use of sole

circa 1570


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sole

adjective

Simple Definition of sole

  • : only or single

  • : belonging only to the person or group specified

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sole

  1. 1 :  not married —used chiefly of women

  2. 2 archaic :  having no companion :  solitary

  3. 3a :  having no sharerb :  being the only one <she was her mother's sole support>

  4. 4 :  functioning independently and without assistance or interference <let conscience be the sole judge>

  5. 5 :  belonging exclusively or otherwise limited to one usually specified individual, unit, or group

soleness

play \ˈsōl-nəs\ noun

Examples of sole in a sentence

  1. He became the sole heir to the property.

  2. The sole aim of the program is to help the poor.

  3. She was the sole survivor of the tragedy.

  4. Icy roads were the sole cause of the accident.

  5. He has sole jurisdiction of the area.



Origin and Etymology of sole

Middle English, alone, from Anglo-French sul, soul, seul, from Latin solus


First Known Use: 14th century


SOLE Defined for Kids

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sole

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noun \ˈsōl\

Definition of sole for Students

  1. 1 :  the bottom of the foot

  2. 2 :  the bottom of a shoe, slipper, or boot




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sole

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verb

Definition of sole for Students

soled

soling

  1. :  to put a new sole on <sole shoes>




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sole

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noun

Definition of sole for Students

  1. :  a flatfish that has a small mouth and small eyes set close together and is often used for food




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sole

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adjective

Definition of sole for Students

  1. 1 :  1single 1, only <the sole heir>

  2. 2 :  limited or belonging only to the person or group mentioned <The coach had sole authority over the team.>




Medical Dictionary

sole

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noun \ˈsōl\

Medical Definition of sole

  1. 1:  the undersurface of a foot

  2. 2:  the somewhat concave plate of moderately dense horn that covers the lower surface of the coffin bone of the horse, partly surrounds the frog, and is bounded externally by the wall



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Law Dictionary

sole

adjective

Legal Definition of sole

  1. :  belonging exclusively or otherwise limited to one usually specified individual, unit, or group




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