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Definition of Sole


  1. A fluid mixture of a colloid and a liquid; a liquid colloidal solution or suspension.
  2. Any one of several species of flatfishes of the genus Solea and allied genera of the family Soleidae, especially the common European species (Solea vulgaris), which is a valuable food fish.
  3. Any one of several American flounders somewhat resembling the true sole in form or quality, as the California sole (Lepidopsetta bilineata), the long-finned sole (Glyptocephalus zachirus), and other species.
  4. The bottom of the foot; hence, also, rarely, the foot itself.
  5. The bottom of a shoe or boot, or the piece of leather which constitutes the bottom.
  6. The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing.
  7. The bottom of the body of a plow; -- called also slade; also, the bottom of a furrow.
  8. The horny substance under a horse's foot, which protects the more tender parts.
  9. The bottom of an embrasure.
  10. A piece of timber attached to the lower part of the rudder, to make it even with the false keel.
  11. The seat or bottom of a mine; -- applied to horizontal veins or lodes.
  12. To furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe.
  13. Being or acting without another; single; individual; only.
  14. Single; unmarried; as, a feme sole.

Sole Quotations

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
Leo Tolstoy

My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.
Pancho Villa

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church.
Pope John Paul II

Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.
Jane Addams

Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Sole Translations

sole in Afrikaans is alleen, tongvis, enigste
sole in Dutch is enkel, bloot, louter
sole in Finnish is yksin
sole in French is seul, semelle, plante, sole
sole in German is einzig, Sohle
sole in Hungarian is talp, egyetlen
sole in Italian is solo, suola, sogliola
sole in Norwegian is tunge, alene
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