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Definition of SOLE

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Sol \Sol\ Sole \Sole\, n. [From hydrosol an aqueous colloidal solution, confused with G. sole, soole, salt water from which salt is obtained.] (Chem.) A fluid mixture of a colloid and a liquid; a liquid colloidal solution or suspension. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sole \Sole\ (s[=o]l), n. [AS. sole, fr. L. soolea (or rather an assumed L. sola), akin to solumround, soil, sole of the foot. Cf. {Exile}, {Saloon}, {Soil} earth, {Sole} the fish.]
     1. The bottom of the foot; hence, also, rarely, the foot itself. [1913 Webster]

              The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot.
                                                    --Gen. viii.
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              Hast wandered through the world now long a day, Yet ceasest not thy weary soles to lead. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     2. The bottom of a shoe or boot, or the piece of leather which constitutes the bottom. [1913 Webster]

              The "caliga" was a military shoe, with a very thick sole, tied above the instep.          --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

     3. The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing. Specifially: (a) (Agric.) The bottom of the body of a plow; -- called also {slade}; also, the bottom of a furrow. (b) (Far.) The horny substance under a horse's foot, which protects the more tender parts. (c) (Fort.) The bottom of an embrasure. (d) (Naut.) A piece of timber attached to the lower part of the rudder, to make it even with the false keel.
            --Totten.
        (e) (Mining) The seat or bottom of a mine; -- applied to horizontal veins or lodes. [1913 Webster]

     {Sole leather}, thick, strong, used for making the soles of boots and shoes, and for other purposes. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sole \Sole\, n. [F. sole, L. solea; -- so named from its flat shape. See {Sole} of the foot.] (Zool.) (a) Any one of several species of flatfishes of the genus {Solea} and allied genera of the family {Soleidae}, especially the common European species ({Solea vulgaris}), which is a valuable food fish. (b) Any one of several American flounders somewhat resembling the true sole in form or quality, as the California sole ({Lepidopsetta bilineata}), the long-finned sole ({Glyptocephalus zachirus}), and other species. [1913 Webster]

     {Lemon}, or {French}, {sole} (Zool.), a European species of sole ({Solea pegusa}).

     {Smooth sole} (Zool.), the megrim.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sole \Sole\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Soled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Soling}.] To furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sole \Sole\, a. [L. solus, or OF. sol, F. seul (fr. L. solus; cf. L. sollus whole, entire. Cf. {Desolate}, {Solemn}, {Solo}, {Sullen}.]
     1. Being or acting without another; single; individual; only.
        "The sole son of my queen." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              He, be sure . . . first and last will reign Sole king.                            --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Law) Single; unmarried; as, a feme sole.
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     {Corporation sole}. See the Note under {Corporation}. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Single; individual; only; alone; solitary. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

101 Moby Thesaurus words for "sole":
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