AskDefine | Define sole

Dictionary Definition

sole adj
1 not divided or shared with others; "they have exclusive use of the machine"; "sole rights of publication" [syn: exclusive, sole(a)]
2 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" [syn: lone(a), lonesome(a), only(a), sole(a), solitary(a)]

Noun

1 the underside of footwear or a golfclub
2 lean flesh of any of several flatfish [syn: fillet of sole]
3 the underside of the foot
4 right-eyed flatfish; many are valued as food; most common in warm seas especially European v : put a new sole on; "sole the shoes" [syn: resole]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • (RP): /səʊl/, /s@Ul/
  • (US): sōl, /soʊl/, /soUl/
  • Rhymes: -əʊl

Homophones

Etymology 1

From soul, from solus.

Adjective

  1. only
  2. unmarried (especially of a woman); widowed.
Translations
Only
  • Czech: jediný
  • Dutch: enig
  • Finnish: ainoa
  • French: unique, seul, seule
  • German: einzig
  • Italian: unico, unica, solo, sola
Unmarried; widowed

Etymology 2

Noun

  1. The bottom or plantar surface of the foot.
  2. The bottom of a shoe or boot.
  3. A flatfish of the family Soleidae.
Synonyms
  • (bottom of the foot): planta (medical term)
Derived terms
Translations
bottom of the foot
  • Czech: chodidlo
  • Dutch: zool, voetzool
  • Finnish: jalkapohja
  • French: La plante du pied
  • German: Fußsohle
  • Italian: pianta
  • Latin: planta
  • Polish: podeszwa
  • Portuguese: sola
  • Russian: подошва (podóšva) , подножие (podnóžije)
  • Serbian: taban
  • Spanish: planta
bottom of a shoe or boot
fish
  • Dutch: tong /
  • Finnish: meriantura
  • French: sole
  • German: Seezunge
  • Italian: sogliola
  • Polish: sola
  • Russian: морской язык (morskój jazýk)
  • Spanish: lenguado

Verb

  1. to put a sole on (a shoe or boot)
Derived terms
Translations
put a sole on (a shoe or boot)
  • Dutch: zolen
  • Finnish: anturoida
  • French: chausser
  • German: besohlen

Esperanto

Adverb

  1. solely

French

sole

Pronunciation

Noun

sole
  1. sole (fish)

Italian

Pronunciation

  • [ˈsole]
sóle, /ˈsole/, /"sole/

Etymology 1

sol, solis, sun

Noun

  1. sun

Etymology 2

Adjective

sole
  1. feminine plural of solo

Noun

sole
  1. Plural of sola feminine of solo

Extensive Definition

The sole (foot) is the bottom of the foot.
Sole may also refer to:
  • Sole, in shoemaking, is the bottom supporting member of the shoe
  • Sole (fish), several species and groups of flatfishes:
  • Sole, the bottom, flat part of plane that slides along the workpiece
  • Solé, American female rapper and wife of R&B singer Ginuwine
  • Sole (artist), a hip-hop emcee and co-founder of the Anticon record label
  • Josh Sole, an Italian rugby union player
Sole may also mean:

See also

sole in German: Sohle
sole in Spanish: Suela
sole in Esperanto: Plando
sole in French: Sole (homonymie)
sole in Dutch: Zool

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