Meaning of socket

sock•et

Pronunciation: (sok'it), [key]
— n.
  1. a hollow part or piece for receiving and holding some part or thing.
    1. a device intended to hold an electric light bulb mechanically and connect it electrically to circuit wires.
    2. Also calledwall socket.a socket placed in a wall to receive a plug that makes an electrical connection with supply wiring.
  2. the socket of the eye.
    1. a hollow in one part that receives another part:the socket of the eye.
    2. the concavity of a joint:the socket of the hip.
—v.t.
  1. to place in or fit with a socket.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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