Meaning of sole

sole

Pronunciation: (sōl), [key]
— adj.
  1. being the only one; only: the sole living relative.
  2. being the only one of the kind; unique; unsurpassed; matchless: the sole brilliance of the gem.
  3. belonging or pertaining to one individual or group to the exclusion of all others; exclusive: the sole right to the estate.
  4. functioning automatically or with independent power: the sole authority.
  5. unmarried.
  6. without company or companions; lonely: the sole splendor of her life.
  7. alone.

sole

Pronunciation: (sōl), [key]
— n., v., soled, sol•ing.
—n.
  1. the bottom or under surface of the foot.
  2. the corresponding under part of a shoe, boot, or the like, or this part exclusive of the heel.
  3. the bottom, under surface, or lower part of anything.
    1. the underside of a plane.
    2. soleplate.
  4. the part of the head of the club that touches the ground.
—v.t.
  1. to furnish with a sole, as a shoe.
  2. to place the sole of (a club) on the ground, as in preparation for a stroke.

sole

Pronunciation: (sōl), [key]
— pl. sole, soles.
  1. a European flatfish, Solea solea, used for food.
  2. any other flatfish of the families Soleidae and Cynoglossidae, having a hooklike snout.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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