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.
Recent Examples of socket from the Web
The force of the blow nearly forced one of his eyes from the socket.
Opening the mouth causes the rounded ends of the lower jaw (known as condyles) to glide along the joint socket of the temporal bone.
On the rear of the console are an Ethernet port, optical output, IR output, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI in, HDMI out, and a power socket.
Meanwhile, Attorney General Sessions has jammed his thumb deep into reformers’ eye socket.
Martin Regan accused the deputies of using excessive force during the arrest, causing Neveaux to suffer a eye socket fracture, spinal and other internal injuries.
Mack suffered with a broken nose, missing teeth, fractured eye socket and leg injuries.
Lamantia said Rancho Cordova Little League suffered more serious losses in April when someone broke into its maintenance shed, taking mowers, weed cutters, edgers, and hand tools such as sockets and wrenches.
Along the way, hard-hitting Spence broke the champion’s left eye socket, forcing Brook to take a knee in the 11th.
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Definition of socket
: to provide with or support in or by a socket
First Known Use of socket
SOCKET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of socket for English Language Learners
: 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
SOCKET Defined for Kids
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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