Definitions for: Sole

[n] right-eyed flatfish; many are valued as food; most common in warm seas especially European
[n] the underside of footwear or a golfclub
[n] the underside of the foot
[n] lean flesh of any of several flatfish
[v] put a new sole on; "sole the shoes"

Webster (1913) Definition: Sole, n. [F. sole, L. solea; -- so named from its flat
shape. See Sole of the foot.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of several species of flatfishes of the genus
Solea and allied genera of the family Soleid[ae],
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.

Lemon, or French, sole (Zo["o]l.), a European species
of sole (Solea pegusa).

Smooth sole (Zo["o]l.), the megrim.

Sole, 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

The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot.
--Gen. viii.

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. 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.
(e) (Mining) The seat or bottom of a mine; -- applied to
horizontal veins or lodes.

Sole leather, thick, strong, used for making the soles of
boots and shoes, and for other purposes.

Sole, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Soled; p. pr. & vb. n.
To furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe.

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.

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.

Syn: Single; individual; only; alone; solitary.

Synonyms: fillet of sole, resole

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