What does Sock mean?

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

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

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

  5. Origin: [Perh. shortened fr. sockdolager.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sock

    sok, n. a kind of half-stocking: comedy, originally a low-heeled light shoe, worn by actors of comedy. [A.S. socc—L. soccus.]

  2. Sock

    sok, n. a ploughshare. [O. Fr. soc—Celt., Bret. souc'h, Gael. soc.]

  3. Sock

    sok, v.t. (prov. and slang) to throw: to strike hard, to give a drubbing.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sock in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Parsons:

    He was an old sock and she was a glass slipper

  2. Kathy Cruz:

    That sock is the most important piece of evidence in this entire case.

  3. Edward Hoagland:

    Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run.

  4. Robbie Koenig:

    Robbie commenting on Sock v Zverev match. Jack's forehand and control like an unattended garden hose

  5. Nerida Wilson:

    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.

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