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ˈsɒk əl, ˈsoʊ kəlso·cle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. socle(noun)

    a plain plinth that supports a wall


  1. socle(Noun)

    A low plinth or pedestal used to display a statue or other art work.

  2. socle(Noun)

    The sum of the minimal submodules of a given R-module of a given ring R.

  3. socle(Noun)

    The subgroup generated by the minimal normal subgroups of a given group.

  4. Origin: From French socle, from Italian zoccolo ‘wooden shoe’, from Latin socculus, diminutive of soccus ‘sock’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Socle(noun)

    a plain block or plinth forming a low pedestal; any base; especially, the base of a statue, column, or the like. See Plinth

  2. Socle(noun)

    a plain face or plinth at the lower part of a wall

  3. Origin: [F., fr. L. socculus, dim. of soccus. See Sock a covering for the foot. Cf. Zocco.]


  1. Socle

    In architecture, a socle is a short plinth used to support a pedestal, sculpture or column. In the field of archaeology, this term is used to refer to a wall base, frequently of stone, that supports the upper part of the wall, which is made of a different material, frequently mud brick. This was a typical building practice for ancient Greece, resulting in the frequent preservation of the plans of ancient buildings only in their stone-built lower walls, as at the city of Olynthos.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Socle

    sō′kl, n. (archit.) a plain, square, flat member used instead of a pedestal to support a column, &c.: a plain face or plinth at the foot of a wall. [Fr.—It. zoccolo—L. socculus, dim. of soccus, a high-heeled shoe, as if a support.]

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  1. coles

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of socle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of socle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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