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English adjective: sole

1. sole not divided or shared with others

SamplesThey have exclusive use of the machine.
Sole rights of publication.




2. sole being the only one; single and isolated from others

SamplesThe lone doctor in the entire county.
A lonesome pine.
An only child.
The sole heir.
The sole example.
A solitary instance of cowardice.
A solitary speck in the sky.

Synonymslone, lonesome, only, solitary



English noun: sole

1. sole (artifact) the underside of footwear or a golf club

Broader (hypernym)bottom, underside, undersurface

Narrower (hyponym)half sole, innersole, insole, outsole

Part holonymshank, waist

Part meronymclub head, club-head, clubhead, footgear, footwear, golf-club head

2. sole (food) lean flesh of any of several flatfish

Synonymsfillet of sole

Broader (hypernym)flatfish

Narrower (hyponym)English sole, gray sole, grey sole, lemon sole

Part meronymsole

3. sole (body) the underside of the foot

Broader (hypernym)area, region

Part holonymball

Part meronymfoot, human foot, pes

4. sole (animal) right-eyed flatfish; many are valued as food; most common in warm seas especially European

Broader (hypernym)flatfish, food fish

Narrower (hyponym)English sole, European sole, hogchoker, lemon sole, lemon sole, Parophrys vitulus, Psettichthys melanostichus, sand sole, Solea lascaris, Solea solea, Trinectes maculatus

Part holonymfillet of sole, sole

Member meronymfamily Soleidae, Soleidae

English verb: sole

1. sole (change) put a new sole on

SamplesSole the shoes.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on

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