Definitions for solesoʊl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. being the only one; only:

    the sole living relative.

  2. belonging or pertaining to one individual or group to the exclusion of all others; exclusive:

    the sole right to the estate.

  3. functioning automatically or with independent power:

    the sole authority.

  4. Law. (of a woman) unmarried.

    Category: Law

  5. Archaic. having no companions; alone.

Origin of sole:

1350–1400; ME soule alone < OF sol < L sōlus


solesoʊl(n.; v.)soled, sol•ing.

  1. (n.)the undersurface of a foot.

  2. the corresponding under part of a shoe or other footwear.

    Category: Clothing

  3. the bottom or undersurface of anything.

  4. the part of the head of a golf club that touches the ground.

    Category: Sport

  5. (v.t.)to furnish with a sole.

    Category: Clothing

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

    Category: Sport

Origin of sole:

1275–1325; ME (n.) < OF < L solea sandal, sole, der. of solum base, bottom

solesoʊl(n.)(pl.)sole; soles.

  1. any flatfish of the families Soleidae and Cynoglossidae, having a hooklike snout, esp.

    Solea solea.

    Category: Ichthyology

  2. the market name of any of various other flatfishes resembling the sole.

    Category: Ichthyology

Origin of sole:

1300–50; ME < MF < OPr < VL *sola (for L solea; see sole2), so called from its flat shape

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sole(noun)

    the underside of footwear or a golf club

  2. sole, fillet of sole(noun)

    lean flesh of any of several flatfish

  3. sole(noun)

    the underside of the foot

  4. sole(adj)

    right-eyed flatfish; many are valued as food; most common in warm seas especially European

  5. exclusive, sole(a)(adj)

    not divided or shared with others

    "they have exclusive use of the machine"; "sole rights of publication"

  6. 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"

  7. sole, resole(verb)

    put a new sole on

    "sole the shoes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sole(adjective)ʊl


    She was his sole reason for living.

  2. soleʊl

    private, not available to the public

    The pool is for the sole use of hotel residents.

  3. sole(noun)ʊl

    the bottom of your foot

    blisters on the soles of both feet

  4. soleʊl

    the bottom of a shoe

    leather soles

  5. soleʊl

    a flat ocean fish

    ***filet of sole

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sole(noun)

    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

  2. Sole(noun)

    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

  3. Sole(noun)

    the bottom of the foot; hence, also, rarely, the foot itself

  4. Sole(noun)

    the bottom of a shoe or boot, or the piece of leather which constitutes the bottom

  5. Sole(noun)

    the bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing

  6. Sole(noun)

    the bottom of the body of a plow; -- called also slade; also, the bottom of a furrow

  7. Sole(noun)

    the horny substance under a horse's foot, which protects the more tender parts

  8. Sole(noun)

    the bottom of an embrasure

  9. Sole(noun)

    a piece of timber attached to the lower part of the rudder, to make it even with the false keel

  10. Sole(noun)

    the seat or bottom of a mine; -- applied to horizontal veins or lodes

  11. Sole(verb)

    to furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe

  12. Sole(adj)

    being or acting without another; single; individual; only

  13. Sole(adj)

    single; unmarried; as, a feme sole

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sole' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4085

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sole' in Adjectives Frequency: #556

Anagrams of sole

  1. ESOL

  2. Leos

  3. Sloe

Translations for sole

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


only; single

my sole purpose/reason.

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