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Meaning of SOCK

Pronunciation:  sâk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee
  2. [n]  a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
  3. [v]  hit hard

SOCK is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bash, bonk, bop, drogue, whap, whop, wind sleeve, windsock
 See Also: anklet, anklets, argyle, argyles, athletic sock, bobbysock, bobbysocks, hit, hose, hosiery, sweat sock, tabi, tabis, toe, varsity sock, visual signal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sock\, n. [F. soc, LL. soccus, perhaps of Celtic origin.]
    A plowshare. --Edin. Encyc.
  2. \Sock\, n. [OE. sock, AS. socc, fr. L. soccus a kind of
    low-heeled, light shoe. Cf. {Sucket}.]
    1. The shoe worn by actors of comedy in ancient Greece and
       Rome, -- used as a symbol of comedy, or of the comic
       drama, as distinguished from tragedy, which is symbolized
       by the {buskin}.
             Great Fletcher never treads in buskin here, Nor
             greater Jonson dares in socks appear. --Dryden.
    2. A knit or woven covering for the foot and lower leg; a
       stocking with a short leg.
    3. A warm inner sole for a shoe. --Simmonds.