Definitions for solesoʊl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word sole
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
being the only one; only:
the sole living relative.
belonging or pertaining to one individual or group to the exclusion of all others; exclusive:
the sole right to the estate.
functioning automatically or with independent power:
the sole authority.
Law. (of a woman) unmarried.
Archaic. having no companions; alone.
Origin of sole:
1350–1400; ME soule alone < OF sol < L sōlus
solesoʊl(n.; v.)soled, sol•ing.
(n.)the undersurface of a foot.
the corresponding under part of a shoe or other footwear.
the bottom or undersurface of anything.
the part of the head of a golf club that touches the ground.
(v.t.)to furnish with a sole.
to place the sole of (a golf club) on the ground.
Origin of sole:
1275–1325; ME (n.) < OF < L solea sandal, sole, der. of solum base, bottom
any flatfish of the families Soleidae and Cynoglossidae, having a hooklike snout, esp.
the market name of any of various other flatfishes resembling the sole.
Origin of sole:
1300–50; ME < MF < OPr < VL *sola (for L solea; see sole2), so called from its flat shape
the underside of footwear or a golf club
sole, fillet of sole(noun)
lean flesh of any of several flatfish
the underside of the foot
right-eyed flatfish; many are valued as food; most common in warm seas especially European
not divided or shared with others
"they have exclusive use of the machine"; "sole rights of publication"
lone(a), lonesome(a), only(a), sole(a), solitary(a)(verb)
being the only one; single and isolated from others
"the lone doctor in the entire county"; "a lonesome pine"; "an only child"; "the sole heir"; "the sole example"; "a solitary instance of cowardice"; "a solitary speck in the sky"
put a new sole on
"sole the shoes"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
She was his sole reason for living.
private, not available to the public
The pool is for the sole use of hotel residents.
the bottom of your foot
blisters on the soles of both feet
the bottom of a shoe
a flat ocean fish
***filet of sole
any one of several species of flatfishes of the genus Solea and allied genera of the family Soleidae, especially the common European species (Solea vulgaris), which is a valuable food fish
any one of several American flounders somewhat resembling the true sole in form or quality, as the California sole (Lepidopsetta bilineata), the long-finned sole (Glyptocephalus zachirus), and other species
the bottom of the foot; hence, also, rarely, the foot itself
the bottom of a shoe or boot, or the piece of leather which constitutes the bottom
the bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing
the bottom of the body of a plow; -- called also slade; also, the bottom of a furrow
the horny substance under a horse's foot, which protects the more tender parts
the bottom of an embrasure
a piece of timber attached to the lower part of the rudder, to make it even with the false keel
the seat or bottom of a mine; -- applied to horizontal veins or lodes
to furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe
being or acting without another; single; individual; only
single; unmarried; as, a feme sole
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sole' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4085
Rank popularity for the word 'sole' in Adjectives Frequency: #556
Translations for sole
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
my sole purpose/reason.
- únicoPortuguese (BR)
- μόνος, μοναδικόςGreek
- تنها؛ مجردFarsi
- seul, uniqueFrench
- einn, einiIcelandic
- solo, unicoItalian
- vienīgais; viens vienīgsLatvian
- eneste, eneNorwegian
- تنها؛ مجردPersian
- unic, singurRomanian
- tek, biricikTurkish
- 唯一的Chinese (Trad.)
- єдиний; одинокийUkrainian
- واحد، اکیلاUrdu
- duy nhấtVietnamese
- 唯一的Chinese (Simp.)
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