- solesole1 [sōl]n.[OFr < VL * sola, for L solea, sandal, sole, kind of fish < solum, sole, base, ground, bottom]1. the bottom surface of the foot2. the part of a shoe, boot, sock, etc. corresponding to this3. the bottom surface of any of several objects, as a golf clubvt.soled, solingto furnish (a shoe, etc.) with a solesole2 [sōl]adj.[ME < OE sol < L solus, alone < ? IE * sōlo- < base * se-, * s(e)wo-, apart > L suus, one's own]1.a) without another or others; single; one and onlyb) acting, working, etc. alone without help2. of or having to do with only one (specified) person or group3. given or belonging to no other; not shared or divided; exclusive [the sole rights to a patent]4. Archaic alone; solitary5. Law unmarried: cf. FEME SOLEsole3 [sōl]n.pl. sole or soles [OFr < VL * sola, for L solea (see SOLE1): so named from its shape]any of various flatfishes (esp. family Soleidae) usually highly valued as food
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.