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sole1 / sōl/ • n. the undersurface of a person's foot: the soles of their feet were nearly black with dirt. ∎  the section forming the underside of a piece of footwear (typically excluding the heel when this forms a distinct part). ∎  the part of the undersurface of a person's foot between the toes and the instep. ∎  the undersurface of a tool or implement such as a plane or the head of a golf club. ∎  the floor of a ship's cabin or cockpit. • v. [tr.] (usu. be soled) put a new sole onto (a shoe). DERIVATIVES: soled adj. [in comb.] rubber-soled shoes. sole2 • n. a marine flatfish of almost worldwide distribution, important as a food fish. Several species are in the families Soleidae, Pleuronectidae, and Bothidae. sole3 • adj. one and only: my sole aim was to contribute to the national team. ∎  belonging or restricted to one person or group of people: loans can be in sole or joint names the health club is for the sole use of our guests. ∎  archaic (esp. of a woman) unmarried. ∎  archaic alone; unaccompanied.

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sole1 under-surface of the foot XIV; bottom of a boot or shoe; †foundation; sill XV; lower part, bottom XVII. — OF. :- popL. *sola (whence OE. *solu or *sola, once in pl. solen), for L. solea sandal, sill, f. solum bottom, pavement, sole of the foot
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sole Marine flatfish found in the Atlantic Ocean from nw Africa to Norway, especially Solea solea. A food fish, which is farmed in some countries, it is green-grey or black-brown with dark spots. Length: to 60cm (24in). Family Soleidae.

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sole.
1. Cill.

2. Base-plate supporting a post, e.g. timber-framed construction.

3. Part of anything touching the ground and sustaining a load.

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sole3 single, unmarried XIV; alone, solitary XV; one and only; exclusive XVI. ME. soul(e) — OF. soul(e) (mod. seul(e)) :- L. sōlus, fem. sōla alone, sole
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sole2 flatfish of genus Solea. XIV. — (O)F. — Pr. sola :- Rom. *sola for L. solea, identical with prec.; so named because of its shape
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sole Flat fish, Solea spp. Dover sole is Solea solea.

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sole: see flatfish.

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sole See SOLEIDAE.

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solebarcarole, bole, bowl, cajole, coal, Cole, condole, console, control, dhole, dole, droll, enrol (US enroll), extol, foal, goal, hole, Joel, knoll, kohl, mol, mole, Nicole, parol, parole, patrol, pole, poll, prole, rôle, roll, scroll, Seoul, shoal, skoal, sole, soul, stole, stroll, thole, Tirol, toad-in-the-hole, toll, troll, vole, whole •Creole •carriole, dariole •cabriole • capriole •aureole, gloriole, oriole •wassail-bowl • fishbowl • dustbowl •punchbowl • rocambole • farandole •girandole • manhole • rathole •armhole • arsehole • hellhole •keyhole, kneehole •peephole •sinkhole • pinhole • cubbyhole •hidey-hole • pigeonhole •eyehole, spyhole •foxhole •knothole, pothole •borehole, Warhol •porthole • soundhole • blowhole •stokehole • bolthole • loophole •lughole, plughole •chuckhole • buttonhole • bunghole •earhole • waterhole • wormhole •charcoal • caracole • Seminole •pinole

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