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sole 1

 (sōl)
n.
1. The underside of the foot.
2. The underside of a shoe or boot, often excluding the heel.
3. The part on which something else rests while in a vertical position, especially:
a. The bottom surface of a plow.
b. The bottom surface of the head of a golf club.
tr.v. soled, sol·ing, soles
1. To furnish (a shoe or boot) with a sole.
2. To put the sole of (a golf club) on the ground, as in preparing to make a stroke.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin solea, sandal, from solum, bottom, sole of the foot.]

sole 2

 (sōl)
adj.
1. Being the only one: the sole survivor of the crash.
2. Of or relating to only one individual or group; exclusive: She took sole command of the ship.

[Middle English, alone, from Old French sol, from Latin sōlus; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.]

sole 3

 (sōl)
n. pl. sole or soles
1. Any of various chiefly marine flatfishes of the family Soleidae, having both eyes on the right side of the body, and including food fishes such as the Dover sole of the Atlantic Ocean.
2. Any of various other flatfishes, especially certain flounders.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin solea, sandal, flatfish (from its shape); see sole1.]

sole

(səʊl)
adj
1. (prenominal) being the only one; only
2. (prenominal) of or relating to one individual or group and no other: sole rights on a patent.
3. (Law) law having no wife or husband. See also feme sole
4. an archaic word for solitary
[C14: from Old French soule, from Latin sōlus alone]
ˈsoleness n

sole

(səʊl)
n
1. (Anatomy) the underside of the foot.
2. (Clothing & Fashion) the underside of a shoe
3. (Agriculture)
a. the bottom of a furrow
b. the bottom of a plough
4. (Golf) the underside of a golf-club head
5. (General Engineering) the bottom of an oven, furnace, etc
vb (tr)
6. (Clothing & Fashion) to provide (a shoe) with a sole
7. (Golf) golf to rest (the club) on the ground, as when preparing to make a stroke
[C14: via Old French from Latin solea sandal; probably related to solum the ground]
ˈsoleless adj

sole

(səʊl)
n, pl sole or soles
1. (Animals) any tongue-shaped flatfish of the family Soleidae, esp Solea solea (European sole): most common in warm seas and highly valued as food fishes
2. (Animals) any of certain other similar fishes
[C14: via Old French from Vulgar Latin sola (unattested), from Latin solea a sandal (from the fish's shape)]

sole1

(soʊl)

adj.
1. being the only one; only: the sole living relative.
2. belonging or pertaining to one individual or group to the exclusion of all others; exclusive: the sole right to the estate.
3. functioning automatically or with independent power: the sole authority.
4. Law. (of a woman) unmarried.
5. Archaic. having no companions; alone.
[1350–1400; Middle English soule alone < Old French sol < Latin sōlus]
sole′ness, n.

sole2

(soʊl)

n., v. soled, sol•ing. n.
1. the undersurface of a foot.
2. the corresponding under part of a shoe or other footwear.
3. the bottom or undersurface of anything.
4. the part of the head of a golf club that touches the ground.
v.t.
5. to furnish with a sole.
6. to place the sole of (a golf club) on the ground.
[1275–1325; Middle English (n.) < Old French < Latin solea sandal, sole, derivative of solum base, bottom]

sole3

(soʊl)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) sole, (esp. for kinds or species) soles.
1. any flatfish of the families Soleidae and Cynoglossidae, having a hooklike snout, esp. Solea solea.
2. the market name of any of various other flatfishes resembling the sole.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Old Provençal < Vulgar Latin *sola (for Latin solea; see sole2), so called from its flat shape]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sole - the underside of footwear or a golf clubsole - the underside of footwear or a golf club
footgear, footwear - covering for a person's feet
club head, clubhead, club-head, golf-club head - (golf) the head of the club which strikes the ball
half sole - shoe sole extending from the shank to the toe
innersole, insole - the inner sole of a shoe or boot where the foot rests
outsole - the outer sole of a shoe or boot that is the bottom of the shoe and makes contact with the ground
waist, shank - the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
bottom, underside, undersurface - the lower side of anything
2.sole - lean flesh of any of several flatfish
sole - right-eyed flatfish; many are valued as food; most common in warm seas especially European
flatfish - sweet lean whitish flesh of any of numerous thin-bodied fish; usually served as thin fillets
gray sole, grey sole - greyish-white flesh of a flatfish
English sole, lemon sole - highly valued almost pure white flesh
3.sole - the underside of the foot
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
foot, human foot, pes - the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"
ball - a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass; "the ball at the base of the thumb"; "he stood on the balls of his feet"
4.sole - right-eyed flatfish; many are valued as food; most common in warm seas especially European
food fish - any fish used for food by human beings
flatfish - any of several families of fishes having flattened bodies that swim along the sea floor on one side of the body with both eyes on the upper side
European sole, Solea solea - highly valued as food
Solea lascaris, lemon sole - small European sole
Parophrys vitulus, English sole, lemon sole - popular pale brown food flatfish of the Pacific coast of North America
Psettichthys melanostichus, sand sole - a common flatfish of the Pacific coast of North America
hogchoker, Trinectes maculatus - useless as food; in coastal streams from Maine to Texas and Panama
fillet of sole, sole - lean flesh of any of several flatfish
Verb1.sole - put a new sole on; "sole the shoes"
fix, furbish up, mend, repair, bushel, doctor, touch on, restore - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
Adj.1.sole - not divided or shared with others; "they have exclusive use of the machine"; "sole rights of publication"
unshared - not shared
2.sole - 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"
single - existing alone or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or individual; "upon the hill stood a single tower"; "had but a single thought which was to escape"; "a single survivor"; "a single serving"; "a single lens"; "a single thickness"

sole

1
adjective only, one, single, individual, alone, exclusive, solitary, singular, one and only Their sole aim is to enjoy life.

sole

2 noun
Related words
adjective plantar, volar

sole

adjective
1. Alone in a given category:
2. Not divided among or shared with others:
Translations
أخْمَص القَدَمسَمَك موسىفَريدلَحْم سَمَك موسىنَعْل الحِذاء
planta del peusola
chodidlojedinýpodrážkavýhradnímořský jazyk
ene-enestefodsålsålsøtunge
needziĝitaplandoreplandumisola
ainoaanturajalkapohjamerianturapohja
cipőtalptalp
einka-einn, einiilsólflúrasóli
발바닥
planta
ekskluzīvsjūras mēlepazolepēdas apakšavienīgais
planta do pésolasolha
chodidlojedinájedinéjedinýmorský jazyk
edinipodplat

sole

1 [səʊl]
A. N
1. (Anat) → planta f
2. [of shoe] → suela f
half solemedia suela f
inner soleplantilla f
B. VTponer suela a

sole

2 [səʊl] N (sole or soles (pl)) (= fish) → lenguado m

sole

3 [səʊl] ADJ (= only) → único; (= exclusive) → exclusivo, en exclusividad
the sole reason is thatla única razón es que ...
to be sole agent fortener la representación exclusiva de
sole ownerpropietario/a m/f único/a
sole traderempresario/a m/f individual

sole

[ˈsəʊl]
n
[foot] → plante f
[shoe, sock] → semelle f
(= fish) → sole f
adj
(= only) [aim, purpose, concern, wage earner, survivor] → seul(e) before n, unique before n
the sole reason → la seule et unique raison
to have sole responsibility for sth (= be the only one responsible for it)
She has the sole responsibility for bringing up the child → L'éducation de l'enfant relève de sa seule responsabilité.
(= exclusive) [agent, distributor, owner, right] → exclusif/ive

sole

:
sole agency
sole agent
nAlleinvertreter(in) m(f)
sole beneficiary
n (Jur) → Alleinbegünstigte(r) m(f)

sole

:
sole rights
plAlleinrechte pl
sole trader
nEinzelunternehmer(in) m(f), → Einzelkaufmann m/-kauffrau f

sole

1
nSohle f
vtbesohlen

sole

2
n (= fish)Seezunge f

sole

3
adj reasoneinzig; responsibility, owner, ownershipalleinig; useausschließlich; with the sole exception of …mit alleiniger Ausnahme +gen; for the sole purpose of …einzig und allein zu dem Zweck +gen…, zum alleinigen or einzigen Zweck +gen; he is the sole remaining candidateer ist der einzige (noch) verbleibende or noch übrige Kandidat; sole heirAlleinerbe m/-erbin f; their sole surviving daughterihre einzige überlebende Tochter

sole

1 [səʊl]
1. n (of foot) → pianta del piede; (of shoe) → suola
2. vtrisolare

sole

2 [səʊl] n (sole or soles (pl)) (fish) → sogliola

sole

3 [səʊl] adj
a. (only) → unico/a, solo/a
the sole reason → la sola or l'unica ragione
b. (exclusive) → esclusivo/a
sole agent → agente m or rappresentante m esclusivo

sole1

(səul) noun
1. the underside of the foot, the part on which one stands and walks.
2. the flat surface of a boot or shoe that covers this part of the foot.

sole2

(səul) plurals sole ~soles noun
1. a type of small, flat fish. They were fishing for sole; three soles.
2. its flesh as food. We had sole for supper.

sole3

(səul) adjective
1. only; single. my sole purpose/reason.
2. not shared; belonging to one person or group only. the sole rights to a book.
ˈsolely adverb
only. She is solely responsible for the crisis.

sole

n. suela, planta del pie.

sole

n (of the foot) planta; (of a shoe) suela
References in classic literature ?
He thought it very discouraging that his wife, who was the sole object of his existence, evinced so little interest in things which concerned him, and valued so little his conversation.
muttered the white man, on whom the sole control of their future movements appeared to devolve; "it would be time lost to cut their throats, and cast them into the river; and to leave them here would be to tell the Mingoes that they have not far to seek to find their owners
With the example of her mother's weakness before her eyes, she had become an unsparing and distrustful critic, with the sole effect of awakening his distrust and withdrawing his confidence from her.
Let us pardon her one other pause; for it is given to the sole sentiment, or, we might better say, --heightened and rendered intense, as it has been, by sorrow and seclusion,--to the strong passion of her life.
They were allowed, on my representation, to rest from their arduous labours, and soon afterwards -- as if their sole principle of life had been zeal for their country's service -- as I verily believe it was -- withdrew to a better world.
I had an absolute certainty that I should see again what I had already seen, but something within me said that by offering myself bravely as the sole subject of such experience, by accepting, by inviting, by surmounting it all, I should serve as an expiatory victim and guard the tranquility of my companions.
So that no white sailor seriously contradicted him when he said that if ever Captain Ahab should be tranquilly laid out --which might hardly come to pass, so he muttered --then, whoever should do that last office for the dead, would find a birth-mark on him from crown to sole.
The consequence of all this was, that the archangel cared little or nothing for the captain and mates; and since the epidemic had broken out, he carried a higher hand than ever; declaring that the plague, as he called it, was at his sole command; nor should it be stayed but according to his good pleasure.
You understand," he said, "that in a society dominated by the fact of commercial competition, money is necessarily the test of prowess, and wastefulness the sole criterion of power.
Smyth, a respectable woman from the settlement in Canada, whither they were fleeing, being fortunately about crossing the lake to return thither, had consented to appear as the aunt of little Harry; and, in order to attach him to her, he had been allowed to remain, the two last days, under her sole charge; and an extra amount of petting, jointed to an indefinite amount of seed-cakes and candy, had cemented a very close attachment on the part of the young gentleman.
I sole de hide en taller for a dollar en ten cents.
The main street, one block back from the river, and running parallel with it, was the sole business street.