Sole

Definition of Sole

Pronunciation: sōl
n.1.(Zool.) 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.
Lemon
(Zool.) a European species of sole (Solea pegusa).
Smooth sole
(Zool.) the megrim.
1.The bottom of the foot; hence, also, rarely, the foot itself.
The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot.
- Gen. viii. 9.
Hast wandered through the world now long a day,
Yet ceasest not thy weary soles to lead.
- Spenser.
2.The bottom of a shoe or boot, or the piece of leather which constitutes the bottom.
The "caliga" was a military shoe, with a very thick sole, tied above the instep.
- Arbuthnot.
3.(Agric.) The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing.
Sole leather
thick, strong, used for making the soles of boots and shoes, and for other purposes.
v. t.1.To furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe.
[imp. & p. p. Soled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Soling.]
a.1.Being or acting without another; single; individual; only.
He, be sure . . . first and last will reign
Sole king.
- Milton.
2.(Law) Single; unmarried; as, a feme sole.
Corporation sole
See the Note under Corporation.

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