Socle meaning

sōkəl
A plain square block higher than a plinth, serving as a pedestal for sculpture, a vase, or a column.
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A plain plinth supporting a wall.
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(archit.) A projecting foundation piece, as for a column, wall, or statue.
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(architecture) A low plinth or pedestal used to display a statue or other art work.
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(mathematics) The sum of the minimal submodules of a given R-module of a given ring R.
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(mathematics, group theory) The subgroup generated by the minimal normal subgroups of a given group.
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Origin of socle

  • French from Italian zoccolo wooden shoe from Latin socculus diminutive of soccus a kind of light shoe sock1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French socle, from Italian zoccolo "˜wooden shoe', from Latin socculus, diminutive of soccus "˜sock'.

    From Wiktionary