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8 definitions found
 for sole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot.
                                                    --Gen. viii.
                                                    9.
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              Hast wandered through the world now long a day,
              Yet ceasest not thy weary soles to lead. --Spenser.
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     2. The bottom of a shoe or boot, or the piece of leather
        which constitutes the bottom.
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              The "caliga" was a military shoe, with a very thick
              sole, tied above the instep.          --Arbuthnot.
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     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.
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     Sole leather, thick, strong, used for making the soles of
        boots and shoes, and for other purposes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     Lemon, or French, sole (Zool.), a European species of
        sole ({Solea pegusa).
  
     Smooth sole (Zool.), the megrim.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sole \Sole\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Soled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Soling.]
     To furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              He, be sure . . . first and last will reign
              Sole king.                            --Milton.
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     2. (Law) Single; unmarried; as, a feme sole.
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     Corporation sole. See the Note under Corporation.
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     Syn: Single; individual; only; alone; solitary.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sole
      adj 1: not divided or shared with others; "they have exclusive
             use of the machine"; "sole rights of publication" [syn:
             exclusive, sole(a)]
      2: 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" [syn:
         lone(a), lonesome(a), only(a), sole(a),
         solitary(a)]
      n 1: the underside of footwear or a golf club
      2: lean flesh of any of several flatfish [syn: sole, fillet
         of sole]
      3: the underside of the foot
      4: right-eyed flatfish; many are valued as food; most common in
         warm seas especially European
      v 1: put a new sole on; "sole the shoes" [syn: sole, resole]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "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
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SOLE. Alone, single; used in contradistinction to joint or married. A sole 
  tenant, therefore, is one who holds lands in his own right, without being 
  joined with any other. A feme sole is a single woman; a sole corporation is 
  one composed of only one natural person. 
  
  

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