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sock·et

 (sŏk′ĭt)
n.
1. An opening or a cavity into which an inserted part is designed to fit: a light-bulb socket.
2. Anatomy
a. The concave part of a joint that receives the end of a bone.
b. A hollow or concavity into which a part, such as the eye, fits.
tr.v. sock·et·ed, sock·et·ing, sock·ets
To furnish with or insert into a socket.

[Middle English soket, from Anglo-Norman, spearhead, diminutive of soc, plowshare, probably of Celtic origin; see sū- in Indo-European roots.]

socket

(ˈsɒkɪt)
n
1. (Electrical Engineering) a device into which an electric plug can be inserted in order to make a connection in a circuit
2. (Electrical Engineering) chiefly Brit such a device mounted on a wall and connected to the electricity supply. Informal Brit names: point or plug US and Canadian name: outlet
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a part with an opening or hollow into which some other part, such as a pipe, probe, etc, can be fitted
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a spanner head having a recess suitable to be fitted over the head of a bolt and a keyway into which a wrench can be fitted
5. (Anatomy) anatomy
a. a bony hollow into which a part or structure fits: a tooth socket; an eye socket.
b. the receptacle of a ball-and-socket joint
vb
(tr) to furnish with or place into a socket
[C13: from Anglo-Norman soket a little ploughshare, from soc, of Celtic origin; compare Cornish soch ploughshare]

sock•et

(ˈsɒk ɪt)

n.
1. a hollow or concave part or piece that contains or fits a complementary part: the eye socket; a socket for a light bulb.
v.t.
2. to place in or fit with a socket.
[1300–50; Middle English soket a spearhead (orig. in the shape of a plowshare), a hollow piece < Anglo-French; Old French soc plowshare -et -et]

socket

  • ball, socket - On a clothing snap, there is a ball and a socket.
  • socket - From Middle English, first as "head of a spear, resembling a plowshare," from an Anglo-Norman French diminutive of French soc, "plowshare."
  • acetabulum - The socket of the hip bone, into which the head of the femur fits.
  • birn - The socket in a clarinet or other woodwind into which the mouthpiece fits.

socket


Past participle: socketed
Gerund: socketing

Imperative
socket
socket
Present
I socket
you socket
he/she/it sockets
we socket
you socket
they socket
Preterite
I socketed
you socketed
he/she/it socketed
we socketed
you socketed
they socketed
Present Continuous
I am socketing
you are socketing
he/she/it is socketing
we are socketing
you are socketing
they are socketing
Present Perfect
I have socketed
you have socketed
he/she/it has socketed
we have socketed
you have socketed
they have socketed
Past Continuous
I was socketing
you were socketing
he/she/it was socketing
we were socketing
you were socketing
they were socketing
Past Perfect
I had socketed
you had socketed
he/she/it had socketed
we had socketed
you had socketed
they had socketed
Future
I will socket
you will socket
he/she/it will socket
we will socket
you will socket
they will socket
Future Perfect
I will have socketed
you will have socketed
he/she/it will have socketed
we will have socketed
you will have socketed
they will have socketed
Future Continuous
I will be socketing
you will be socketing
he/she/it will be socketing
we will be socketing
you will be socketing
they will be socketing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been socketing
you have been socketing
he/she/it has been socketing
we have been socketing
you have been socketing
they have been socketing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been socketing
you will have been socketing
he/she/it will have been socketing
we will have been socketing
you will have been socketing
they will have been socketing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been socketing
you had been socketing
he/she/it had been socketing
we had been socketing
you had been socketing
they had been socketing
Conditional
I would socket
you would socket
he/she/it would socket
we would socket
you would socket
they would socket
Past Conditional
I would have socketed
you would have socketed
he/she/it would have socketed
we would have socketed
you would have socketed
they would have socketed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.socket - a bony hollow into which a structure fitssocket - a bony hollow into which a structure fits
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
hip socket - the socket part of the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the innominate bone
tooth socket, alveolus - a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
acetabulum, cotyloid cavity - the cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint
2.socket - receptacle where something (a pipe or probe or end of a bone) is inserted
ball-and-socket joint - a joint that can rotate within a socket
box end wrench, box wrench - a wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in
socket wrench - a wrench with a handle onto which sockets of different sizes can be fitted
3.socket - a receptacle into which an electric device can be inserted
electric socket - a socket into which a lightbulb can be inserted
receptacle - an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert
Translations
مِقْبَسنُقْرَه، مَقْبِس
zásuvkazdířka
fatningstikkontakt
pistorasia
connecteur logicieldouillepriseprise de courant
utičnica
csatlakozóaljzat
innstunga
コンセント
소켓
dobumselectric socketkontaktligzda
vtičnica
eluttag
ปลั๊กตัวเมีย
ổ cắm điện

socket

[ˈsɒkɪt]
A. N
1. (Anat) [of eye] → cuenca f; [of joint] → glena f; [of tooth] → alvéolo m
2. (Elec) → enchufe m, toma f de corriente, tomacorriente m (LAm)
3. (Mech) → encaje m, cubo m
B. CPD socket joint N (Carpentry) → machihembrado m (Anat) → articulación f esférica

socket

[ˈsɒkɪt] n
[bone] → cavité f; [eye] → orbite f tooth socket
(British) (= power point) → prise f de courant
(for light bulb)douille f

socket

n
(of eye)Augenhöhle f; (of joint)Gelenkpfanne f; (of tooth)Zahnhöhle f; to pull somebody’s arm out of its socketjdm den Arm auskugeln
(Elec) → Steckdose f; (for light bulb) → Fassung f; (Mech) → Sockel m, → Fassung f

socket

:
socket joint
n (Anat, Tech) → Kugelgelenk nt
socket wrench
n (Tech) → Steckschlüssel m

socket

[ˈsɒkɪt] n (of eye) → orbita; (of joint) → cavità f inv (Elec) (for plug) → presa (di corrente); (for light bulb) → portalampada m inv

socket

(ˈsokit) noun
a specially-made or specially-shaped hole or set of holes into which something is fitted. We'll need to have a new electric socket fitted into the wall for the television plug.

socket

مِقْبَس zásuvka fatning Steckdose πρίζα enchufe, toma pistorasia prise utičnica presa コンセント 소켓 contactdoos sokkel gniazdko tomada розетка eluttag ปลั๊กตัวเมีย priz ổ cắm điện 插座

sock·et

n. hueco, [of a bone] fosa; [electric] enchufe.

socket

n (dent) alvéolo or alveolo; (ortho) cavidad f de un hueso en que encaja otro; eye — cuenca ocular or del ojo; hip — acetábulo
References in classic literature ?
You observe that in the ordinary swimming position of the Sperm Whale, the front of his head presents an almost wholly vertical plane to the water; you observe that the lower part of that front slopes considerably backwards, so as to furnish more of a retreat for the long socket which receives the boom-like lower jaw; you observe that the mouth is entirely under the head, much in the same way, indeed, as though your own mouth were entirely under your chin.
Then they stood up the mast they called a spear, in its socket by my left foot, and I gripped it with my hand; lastly they hung my shield around my neck, and I was all complete and ready to up anchor and get to sea.
They then set my left arm in two places, pulled my right hip into its socket again, and re-elevated my nose.
He put the whip back in its socket, took his foot from the dashboard, pushed his hat back, blew his quid of tobacco into the road, and having thus cleared his mental decks for action, he took his first good look at the passenger, a look which she met with a grave, childlike stare of friendly curiosity.
Here the socket of the candle dropped, and the wick went out.
During an interval in the conversation, the attention of the ladies was suddenly attracted to this gate, by the sharp sound of the iron latch falling in its socket.
Now a touch only is needed to send it over the socket and home; but then they must be two strong men who can pull it back again.
His hand shook, and the candle fell from its socket on the floor and lay there sputtering.
The pinnace was lifted from the bridge, pulled from its socket, and let down into the sea.
It was one of these he had uncovered, and which he must remove from its socket.
They set the mast in its socket in the cross plank, raised it, and made it fast with the forestays; then they hoisted their white sails aloft with ropes of twisted ox hide.
The vital spark, which had glimmered faintly in the socket, received fresh fuel from the oil of gladness which the little lawyer poured into his soul.