Definition of sole adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    sole

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//səʊl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//soʊl//
     
    [only before noun]
     
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  1. 1only; single the sole surviving member of the family My sole reason for coming here was to see you. This is the sole means of access to the building.
  2. 2belonging to one person or group; not shared She has sole responsibility for the project. the sole owner We may have the opportunity to take over sole ownership of the company.
  3. Word Originadjective late Middle English (also in the senses ‘secluded’ and ‘unrivalled’): from Old French soule, from Latin sola, feminine of solus ‘alone’.
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