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. Chiefly Law.unmarried.
6. without company or companions; lonely: the sole splendor of her life. 7. Archaic.alone.
—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.
4. Carpentry. a. the underside of a plane.
5. Golf.the part of the head of the club that touches the ground.
—v.t. 1. to furnish with a sole, as a shoe.
2. Golf.to place the sole of (a club) on the ground, as in preparation for a stroke.
Pronunciation: (sōl),[key] —n., —pl.(esp. collectively)sole,(esp. referring to two or more kinds or species)soles. 1. a European flatfish, Solea solea, used for food.
2. any other flatfish of the families Soleidae and Cynoglossidae, having a hooklike snout.