Definitions for Socksɒk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

socksɒk(n.)(pl.)socks or, for 1 , sometimes sox.

  1. a short stocking usu. reaching to the calf or just above the ankle.

    Category: Clothing

  2. a lightweight shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman comic actors.

    Category: Clothing, Showbiz

  3. comic writing for the theater; comedy or comic drama.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Showbiz

    Ref: Compare buskin (def. 3). 4

  4. (v.t.)sock away,to put into savings or reserve.

  5. sock in,to close up (an airport) or ground (an aircraft).

Origin of sock:

bef. 900; ME socke, OE socc蠐 L soccus slipper


  1. to strike or hit hard.

  2. (n.)a hard blow.

    Category: Status (usage)

  3. Category: Status (usage)

    Ref: socko.

Origin of sock:

1690–1700; orig. uncert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sock(noun)

    hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee

  2. 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

  3. sock, bop, whop, whap, bonk, bash(verb)

    hit hard

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sock(noun)ɒk

    one of a pair of cloth or wool coverings for your feet

    a pair of striped socks

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sock(noun)

    a plowshare

  2. Sock(noun)

    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

  3. Sock(noun)

    a knit or woven covering for the foot and lower leg; a stocking with a short leg

  4. Sock(noun)

    a warm inner sole for a shoe


  1. Sock

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sock' in Nouns Frequency: #2666

Translations for Sock

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(slang) a strong blow with the fist

He gave me a sock on the jaw.

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