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Sole

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Adjective

CIDE DICTIONARY

Solen. [From hydrosol an aqueous colloidal solution, confused with G. sole, soole, salt water from which salt is obtained.].
     A fluid mixture of a colloid and a liquid; a liquid colloidal solution or suspension.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Solen. [F. sole, L. solea; -- so named from its flat shape. See Sole of the foot.].
     Any one of several species of flatfishes of the genus Solea and allied genera of the family Soleidæ, especially the common European species (Solea vulgaris), which is a valuable food fish.  [1913 Webster]
Lemon, French, sole (Zoöl.), a European species of sole (Solea pegusa). -- Smooth sole (Zoöl.), the megrim.
Solen. [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.].
  •  The bottom of the foot; hence, also, rarely, the foot itself.  [1913 Webster]
    "The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot."  [1913 Webster]
    "Hast wandered through the world now long a day,
    Yet ceasest not thy weary soles to lead.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing.  [1913 Webster]
Sole leather, thick, strong, used for making the soles of boots and shoes, and for other purposes.
Solev. t. 
     To furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe.  [1913 Webster]
Solea. [L. solus, or OF. sol, F. seul (fr. L. solus; cf. L. sollus whole, entire. Cf. Desolate, Solemn, Solo, Sullen.].
  •  Being or acting without another; single; individual; only.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "He, be sure . . . first and last will reign
    Sole king.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Single; unmarried; as, a feme sole.  [1913 Webster]
Corporation sole. See the Note under Corporation.
Syn. -- Single; individual; only; alone; solitary.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Sole, n. & v.
--n.
1 the under-surface of the foot.
2 the part of a shoe, sock, etc., corresponding to this (esp. excluding the heel).
3 the lower surface or base of an implement, e.g. a plough, golf-club head, etc.
4 the floor of a ship's cabin.
--v.tr. provide (a shoe etc.) with a sole.

Idiom
sole-plate the bedplate of an engine etc.
Derivative
-soled adj. (in comb.).
Sole, n. any flatfish of the family Soleidae, esp. Solea solea used as food.

Sole, adj.
1 (attrib.) one and only; single, exclusive (the sole reason; has the sole right).
2 archaic or Law (esp. of a woman) unmarried.
3 archaic alone, unaccompanied.

Derivative
solely adv.
Etymology
ME f. OF soule f. L sola fem. of solus alone

THESAURUS

Sole

a certain, absolute, alone, an, any, any one, arch, atomic, azygous, bachelorlike, base, baseboard, basement, celibate, chassis, clubfoot, dado, digit, dog, either, exclusive, extremity, fetlock, first and last, foot, footing, forefoot, forepaw, foundation, frame, harefoot, heel, hoof, husbandless, impair, individual, indivisible, instep, integral, irreducible, keel, lone, maiden, maidenly, monadic, monistic, mopboard, nadir, odd, old-maidish, one, one and only, only, only-begotten, pad, particular, pastern, patte, paw, pedal extremity, pedes, personal, pes, pied, pug, separate, shoemold, simple, single, singular, solid, solitary, solo, spinsterish, spinsterlike, spinsterly, splayfoot, spouseless, toe, tootsy, trotter, unanalyzable, underneath, underside, undivided, unexampled, ungula, uniform, unique, unitary, unmarried, unpaired, unrepeatable, unrepeated, unshared, unwed, unwedded, virgin, virginal, wainscot, whole

ROGET THESAURUS

Sole

Unity

N unity, oneness, individuality, solitude, isolation, unification, one, unit, ace, individual, none else, no other, one, sole, single, solitary, unitary, individual, apart, alone, kithless, unaccompanied, unattended, solus, single-handed, singular, odd, unique, unrepeated, azygous, first and last, isolated, insular, monospermous, unific, uniflorous, unifoliate, unigenital, uniliteral, unijocular, unimodal, unimodular, lone, lonely, lonesome, desolate, dreary, insecable, inseverable, indiscerptible, compact, indivisible, atomic, irresolvable, singly, alone, by itself, per se, only, apart, in the singular number, in the abstract, one by one, one at a time, simply, one and a half, sesqui-, natura il fece, e poi roppe la stampa, du fort au faible, two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.

Base

N base, basement, plinth, dado, wainscot, baseboard, mopboard, bedrock, hardpan, foundation, substructure, substratum, ground, earth, pavement, floor, paving, flag, carped, ground floor, deck, footing, ground work, basis, hold, bilge, bottom, nadir, foot, sole, toe, hoof, keel, root, centerboard, bottom, undermost, nethermost, fundamental, founded on, based on, grounded on, built on.

Support

N support, ground, foundation, base, basis, terra firma, bearing, fulcrum, bait, caudex crib, point d'appui, pou sto, purchase footing, hold, locus standi, landing place, landing stage, stage, platform, block, rest, resting place, groundwork, substratum, riprap, sustentation, subvention, floor, supporter, aid, prop, stand, anvil, fulciment, cue rest, jigger, monkey, stay, shore, skid, rib, truss, bandage, sleeper, stirrup, stilts, shoe, sole, heel, splint, lap, bar, rod, boom, sprit, outrigger, ratlings, staff, stick, crutch, alpenstock, baton, staddle, bourdon, cowlstaff, lathi, mahlstick, post, pillar, shaft, thill, column, pilaster, pediment, pedicle, pedestal, plinth, shank, leg, socle, zocle, buttress, jamb, mullion, abutment, baluster, banister, stanchion, balustrade, headstone, upright, door post, jamb, door jamb, frame, framework, scaffold, skeleton, beam, rafter, girder, lintel, joist, travis, trave, corner stone, summer, transom, rung, round, step, sill, angle rafter, hip rafter, cantilever, modillion, crown post, king post, vertebra, columella, backbone, keystone, axle, axletree, axis, arch, mainstay, trunnion, pivot, rowlock, peg, tiebeam, thole pin, board, ledge, shelf, hob, bracket, trevet, trivet, arbor, rack, mantel, mantle piece, mantleshelf, slab, console, counter, dresser, flange, corbel, table, trestle, shoulder, perch, horse, easel, desk, clotheshorse, hatrack, retable, teapoy, seat, throne, dais, divan, musnud, chair, bench, form, stool, sofa, settee, stall, arm chair, easy chair, elbow chair, rocking chair, couch, fauteuil, woolsack, ottoman, settle, squab, bench, aparejo, faldstool, horn, long chair, long sleeve chair, morris chair, lamba chauki, lamba kursi, saddle, pannel, pillion, side saddle, pack saddle, pommel, bed, berth, pallet, tester, crib, cot, hammock, shakedown, trucklebed, cradle, litter, stretcher, bedstead, four poster, French bed, bunk, kip, palang, bedding, bichhona, mattress, paillasse, pillow, bolster, mat, rug, cushion, footstool, hassock, tabouret, tripod, monopod, Atlas, Persides, Atlantes, Caryatides, Hercules, supporting, supported, fundamental, dorsigerous, astride on, straddle.


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