Sole Definition

sōl
soled, soles, soling
noun
soles
The bottom surface of the foot.
Webster's New World
The part of a shoe, boot, sock, etc. corresponding to this.
Webster's New World
The part on which something else rests while in a vertical position, especially:
American Heritage
The bottom surface of any of several objects, as a golf club.
Webster's New World
Any of various flatfishes (esp. family Soleidae) usually highly valued as food.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
fillet of soleballtreadplanta
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verb
soled, soles, soling
To furnish (a shoe, etc.) with a sole.
Webster's New World
To put the sole of (a golf club) on the ground, as in preparing to make a stroke.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
resole
adjective
Being the only one.
The sole survivor of the crash.
American Heritage
Without another or others; single; one and only.
Webster's New World
Acting, working, etc. alone without help.
Webster's New World
Of or having to do with only one (specified) person or group.
Webster's New World
Given or belonging to no other; not shared or divided; exclusive.
The sole rights to a patent.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
togethershared
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Other Word Forms of Sole

Noun

Singular:
sole
Plural:
soles

Origin of Sole

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin solea sandal from solum bottom, sole of the foot

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

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin solea sandal, flatfish (from its shape) sole1

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

  • Middle English alone from Old French sol from Latin sōlus s(w)e- in Indo-European roots

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

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