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

      

    sole

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    noun
    BrE BrE//səʊl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//soʊl//
     
    Fish, Body parts
     
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  1. 1 [countable] the bottom surface of the foot The hot sand burned the soles of their feet. The sand was so hot I got blisters on the soles of my feet. See related entries: Body parts
  2. 2[countable] the bottom part of a shoe or sock, not including the heel leather soles I’ve got a hole in the sole of my shoe. compare heel
  3. 3-soled (in adjectives) having the type of soles mentioned rubber-soled shoes
  4. 4 [uncountable, countable] (pl. sole) a flat sea fish that is used for food See related entries: Fish
  5. Word Originnoun senses 1 to 3 Middle English: from Old French, from Latin solea ‘sandal, sill’, from solum ‘bottom, pavement, sole’; compare with Dutch zool and German Sohle. noun sense 4 Middle English: from Old French, from Provençal sola, from Latin solea ‘sandal, sill’, from solum ‘bottom, pavement, sole’, named from its shape.Extra examples I’ve got a hole in the sole of my shoe. The sand was so hot I got blisters on the soles of my feet.
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