hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee
windsock, wind sock, sock, air sock, air-sleeve, wind sleeve, wind cone, drogue(verb)
a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
sock, bop, whop, whap, bonk, bash(verb)
the shoe worn by actors of comedy in ancient Greece and Rome, -- used as a symbol of comedy, or of the comic drama, as distinguished from tragedy, which is symbolized by the buskin
a knit or woven covering for the foot and lower leg; a stocking with a short leg
a warm inner sole for a shoe
Origin: [Perh. shortened fr. sockdolager.]
A sock is an item of clothing worn on the feet. The foot is among the heaviest producers of sweat in the body, as it is able to produce over 1 US pint of perspiration per day. Socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration. In cold environments, socks decrease the risk of frostbite. Its name is derived from the loose-fitting slipper, called a soccus in Latin, worn by Roman comic actors.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sok, n. a kind of half-stocking: comedy, originally a low-heeled light shoe, worn by actors of comedy. [A.S. socc—L. soccus.]
sok, n. a ploughshare. [O. Fr. soc—Celt., Bret. souc'h, Gael. soc.]
sok, v.t. (prov. and slang) to throw: to strike hard, to give a drubbing.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Sock' in Nouns Frequency: #2666
The numerical value of Sock in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Sock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He was an old sock and she was a glass slipper
That sock is the most important piece of evidence in this entire case.
Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run.
That's kind of what they remind us of, they just look like when you throw your sock at the end of the day, next to the dirty clothes bin, kind of rumpled and flattened and not very special.
Walking women want to see the southern cross at night And so they set aside a sock, and tie their laces tight Yes mournful is the melody that echoes in their heads Without a beat they march along, believing Bach is dead.
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- شرابات, جوارب, شراب, جوربArabic
- περιπόδιο, κάλτσα, γροθιάGreek
- galtzerdi motz, galtzetinBasque
- hosa, sokkurFaroese
- socque, chaussetteFrench
- stoca gearrIrish
- socais, stocainnScottish Gaelic
- chosètHaitian Creole
- գուլպա, կիսագուլպաArmenian
- kaus kakiIndonesian
- calza, calzinoItalian
- 靴下, ソックスJapanese
- gore, گۆرهویKurdish
- SéckchenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- įklotė, kojinėLithuanian
- богино оймсMongolian
- sarung kakiMalay
- kalzetta, pedunaMaltese
- skarpetka, skarpetaPolish
- meia, socoPortuguese
- piöl, caltschol, caltschul, caltschiel, caltschetta, socca, chaltschielRomansh
- čarapa, чарапаSerbo-Croatian
- naraziť, udrieť, raziť, ponožkaSlovak
- socka, strumpaSwedish
- носок, шкарпеткаUkrainian
- tất, vớ, bít tấtVietnamese
- tchåssete, sokete, tchåsseWalloon
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