Pronunciation: (sōl), [key]
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.


Pronunciation: (sōl), [key]
n., v., soled, sol•ing.

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.
b. soleplate.
5. Golf.the part of the head of the club that touches the ground.

1. to furnish with a sole, as a shoe.
2. place the sole of (a club) on the ground, as in preparation for a stroke.


Pronunciation: (sōl), [key]
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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