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Solely vs. Sole

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Solelyadverb

Alone; exclusively.

‘The new chef was solely responsible for attending the grill.’;

Solenoun

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

Solelyadverb

Singly; alone; only; without another; as, to rest a cause solely one argument; to rely solelyn one's own strength.

Solenoun

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

Solelyadverb

without any others being included or involved;

‘was entirely to blame’; ‘a school devoted entirely to the needs of problem children’; ‘he works for Mr. Smith exclusively’; ‘did it solely for money’; ‘the burden of proof rests on the prosecution alone’; ‘a privilege granted only to him’;

Solenoun

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

Solenoun

(footwear) The bottom of a shoe or boot.

Solenoun

(obsolete) The foot itself.

Solenoun

Solea solea, a flatfish of the family Soleidae.

Solenoun

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

Solenoun

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

Solenoun

The bottom of a furrow.

Solenoun

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

Solenoun

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

Solenoun

(military) The bottom of an embrasure.

Solenoun

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

Solenoun

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

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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