What does SOLE mean?

Definitions for SOLEsoʊl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SOLE.

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"

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

  14. Origin: [From hydrosol an aqueous colloidal solution, confused with G. sole, soole, salt water from which salt is obtained.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sole

    sōl, n. the lowest part or under-side of the foot: the foot: the bottom of a boot or shoe: the bottom of anything.—v.t. to furnish with a sole.—adj. Solē′iform, slipper-shaped.—ns. Sole′-leath′er, strong leather for the soles of boots and shoes; Sole′-tile, a form of tile for the bottoms of sewers, &c.; Sōlē′us, a flat muscle of the calf of the leg beneath the gastrocnemius. [A.S. sole—L. soleasolum, bottom.]

  2. Sole

    sōl, n. a genus (Solea) of flat-fish, elongate-oval in form, with flesh firm, white, and excellently flavoured. [Fr. sole—L. solea.]

  3. Sole

    sōl, adj. alone: only: being or acting without another: single: (law) unmarried.—advs. Sole; Sole′ly, alone: only: singly.—n. Sole′ness. [Fr.,—L. solus, alone.]

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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 for SOLE »

  1. ESOL

  2. Leos

  3. Sloe


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SOLE in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SOLE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Leo Tolstoy:

    The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

  2. Frank Crane:

    Your sole contribution to the sum of things is yourself.

  3. Baltasar Gracian:

    The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.

  4. Jane Addams:

    Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.

  5. Mike Kelly:

    It’s been our sole focus to expand affordable access to NARCAN.

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Translations for SOLE

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • سمك موسى, أخمص, نعلArabic
  • бер генә, табан, яңғыҙ, берәү генә, буйҙаҡ, берҙән-берBashkir
  • падэ́шваBelarusian
  • подме́тка, таба́нBulgarian
  • sol, planta del peu, sola, solterCatalan, Valencian
  • jediný, podrážka, chodidloCzech
  • søtungeDanish
  • ledig, Sohle, einzig, alleinstehend, Fußsohle, unverheiratet, Seezunge, besohlenGerman
  • αποκλειστικός, μόνος, άγαμος, σόλα, μοναδικός, γλώσσα, πέλμα, χήρος, σολιάζωGreek
  • plando, sola, soleo, needziĝita, replandumiEsperanto
  • suela, planta, planta del pie, solo, lenguado, únicoSpanish
  • meriantura, pohja, naimaton, leski, ainoa, jalkapohja, antura, anturoidaFinnish
  • il, leisturFaroese
  • célibataire, plante, semelle, sole, plante du pied, unique, seul, semelerFrench
  • sól coiteann, teanga chait, sól, bonnIrish
  • bonnScottish Gaelic
  • özvegy, cipőtalp, nyelvhal, talp, egyetlen, hajadon, talpalHungarian
  • միակ, միայնակArmenian
  • soleoIdo
  • sóli, skósóli, ilIcelandic
  • solo, sogliola, pianta, suola, unicoItalian
  • 独身, 靴底, 唯一, 足裏, 未婚Japanese
  • 발바닥Korean
  • planta, nec pedis vestigium figereLatin
  • FousssuelLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • tapak kakiMalay
  • enig, tong, zool, schoenzool, voetzool, alleenstaand, zeetong, ongetrouwd, zolenDutch
  • fotsåle, singel, sjøtunge, eneste, såle, ensligNorwegian
  • akétłʼááhNavajo, Navaho
  • podeszwa, sola, podzelowaćPolish
  • solha, planta do pé, sola, solteiro, único, solarPortuguese
  • solă, talpă, limbă-de-mare, pingea, singur, pingeliRomanian
  • морско́й язы́к, подо́шва, нежена́тый, одино́кий, холосто́й, незамужний, еди́нственный, подмётка, подбить новые подмёткиRussian
  • поплaт, đon, potplat, tàban, poplat, потплaт, та̀бан, ђон, pođonitiSerbo-Croatian
  • slobodný, ovdovená, podošva, jediný, šľapa, chodidlo, vdova, ovdovený, vdovecSlovak
  • sula, fotsula, ensamstående, enda, skosulaSwedish
  • ஒரேTamil
  • підме́тка, підо́шваUkrainian
  • jukasömäl, sölitül, hisölitül, futaplant, hisölit, gumasömäl, sölit, butasömäl, sömäl, jisölitül, jisölitVolapük
  • 唯一Chinese

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