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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

socket

[ˈsɒkɪt] n
[bone] → cavité f; [eye] → orbite f tooth socket
(British) (= power point) → prise f de courant
(for light bulb)douille f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

socket

[ˈsɒkɪt] n (of eye) → orbita; (of joint) → cavità f inv (Elec) (for plug) → presa (di corrente); (for light bulb) → portalampada m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

sock·et

n. hueco, [of a bone] fosa; [electric] enchufe.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Collins Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

socket

n (dent) alvéolo or alveolo; (ortho) cavidad f de un hueso en que encaja otro; eye — cuenca ocular or del ojo; hip — acetábulo
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Only 3 patients (9.7%) developed minor postoperative complications (infected socket, dry socket) which were reversible and of short duration) less than 7% of patients requiring surgical extraction of impacted third molars in his institution were 40 years and above.
Of these 70 patients, 65 (92.9 percent) were from Group A and 5 (7.1 percent) were from Group B, and their complications included infected socket, dry socket, paraesthesia, and buccal space abscess.