sole (plural soles)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) A wooden band or yoke put around the neck of an ox or cow in the stall.


sole (plural soles)

  1. (dialectal, Northern England) A pond or pool; a dirty pond of standing water.


sole (soles, present participle soling; past and past participle soled)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal) To pull by the ears; to pull about; haul; lug.


sole (not comparable)

  1. only
  2. (legal) unmarried (especially of a woman); widowed.
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sole (plural soles)

  1. (anatomy) The bottom or plantar surface of the foot.
  2. (footwear) The bottom of a shoe or boot.
  3. (obsolete) The foot itself.
    • Bible, Genesis 8:9
      The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot.
    • Hast wandered through the world now long a day, / Yet ceasest not thy weary soles to lead.
  4. Solea solea, a flatfish of the family Soleidae.
  5. The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing.
    1. The bottom of the body of a plough; the slade.
    2. The bottom of a furrow.
    3. The end section of the chanter of a set of bagpipes.
    4. The horny substance under a horse's foot, which protects the more tender parts.
    5. (military) The bottom of an embrasure.
    6. (nautical) A piece of timber attached to the lower part of the rudder, to make it even with the false keel.
  6. (mining) The seat or bottom of a mine; applied to horizontal veins or lodes.
  • (bottom of the foot) planta (medical term)
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sole (soles, present participle soling; past and past participle soled)

  1. (transitive) to put a sole on (a shoe or boot)
  • French: semeler
  • German: besohlen
  • Portuguese: solar
  • Russian: подбить новые подмётки

Proper noun
  1. A sea area, corresponding to the Sole Bank, to the north of FitzRoy

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