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Flounder vs. Sole

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Floundernoun

A European species of flatfish having dull brown colouring with reddish-brown blotches; fluke, European flounder, Platichthys flesus.

Solenoun

A wooden band or yoke put around the neck of an ox or cow in the stall.

Floundernoun

(North America) Any of various flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae or Bothidae.

Solenoun

A pond or pool; a dirty pond of standing water.

Floundernoun

A bootmaker's tool for crimping boot fronts.

Solenoun

(anatomy) The bottom or plantar surface of the foot.

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Flounderverb

(intransitive) To flop around as a fish out of water.

Solenoun

(footwear) The bottom of a shoe or boot.

Flounderverb

(intransitive) To make clumsy attempts to move or regain one's balance.

‘Robert yanked Connie's leg vigorously, causing her to flounder and eventually fall.’;

Solenoun

(obsolete) The foot itself.

Flounderverb

(intransitive) To act clumsily or confused; to struggle or be flustered.

‘He gave a good speech, but floundered when audience members asked questions he could not answer well.’;

Solenoun

Solea solea, a flatfish of the family Soleidae.

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Floundernoun

A flatfish of the family Pleuronectidæ, of many species.

Solenoun

The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing.

Floundernoun

A tool used in crimping boot fronts.

Solenoun

The bottom of the body of a plough; the slade.

Floundernoun

The act of floundering.

Solenoun

The bottom of a furrow.

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Flounderverb

To fling the limbs and body, as in making efforts to move; to struggle, as a horse in the mire, or as a fish on land; to roll, toss, and tumble; to flounce.

‘They have floundered on from blunder to blunder.’;

Solenoun

The end section of the chanter of a set of bagpipes.

Floundernoun

flesh of any of various American and European flatfish

Solenoun

The horny substance under a horse's foot, which protects the more tender parts.

Floundernoun

any of various European and non-European marine flatfish

Solenoun

(military) The bottom of an embrasure.

Flounderverb

walk with great difficulty;

‘He staggered along in the heavy snow’;

Solenoun

(nautical) A piece of timber attached to the lower part of the rudder, to make it even with the false keel.

Flounderverb

behave awkwardly; have difficulties;

‘She is floundering in college’;

Solenoun

(mining) The seat or bottom of a mine; applied to horizontal veins or lodes.

Flounder

Flounders are a group of flatfish species. They are demersal fish, found at the bottom of oceans around the world; some species will also enter estuaries.

Soleverb

To pull by the ears; to pull about; haul; lug.

Soleverb

(transitive) to put a sole on (a shoe or boot)

Soleadjective

only

Soleadjective

(legal) unmarried (especially of a woman); widowed.

Solenoun

Any one of several species of flatfishes of the genus Solea and allied genera of the family Soleidæ, especially the common European species (Solea vulgaris), which is a valuable food fish.

Solenoun

The bottom of the foot; hence, also, rarely, the foot itself.

‘The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot.’; ‘Hast wandered through the world now long a day,Yet ceasest not thy weary soles to lead.’;

Solenoun

The bottom of a shoe or boot, or the piece of leather which constitutes the bottom.

‘The "caliga" was a military shoe, with a very thick sole, tied above the instep.’;

Solenoun

The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing.

Soleverb

To furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe.

Soleadjective

Being or acting without another; single; individual; only.

‘He, be sure . . . first and last will reignSole king.’;

Soleadjective

Single; unmarried; as, a feme sole.

Solenoun

the underside of footwear or a golfclub

Solenoun

lean flesh of any of several flatfish

Solenoun

the underside of the foot

Solenoun

right-eyed flatfish; many are valued as food; most common in warm seas especially European

Soleverb

put a new sole on;

‘sole the shoes’;

Soleadjective

not divided or shared with others;

‘they have exclusive use of the machine’; ‘sole rights of publication’;

Soleadjective

being the only one; single and isolated from others;

‘the 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’;

Solenoun

a shipping forecast area in the north-eastern Atlantic, covering the western approaches to the English Channel.

Soleverb

put a new sole on to (a shoe)

‘he wanted several pairs of boots to be soled and heeled’;

Soleadjective

one and only

‘my sole aim was to contribute to the national team’;

Soleadjective

belonging or restricted to one person or group of people

‘the health club is for the sole use of our guests’;

Soleadjective

(especially of a woman) unmarried.

Soleadjective

alone; unaccompanied.

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