Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sole”

sole

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/səʊl/
being the only one: Investment trusts are companies whose sole business is investing.sole owner/director A company which has a sole director is required to have another person as its company secretary. The deal makes the bank the company's sole agent in the region. The University is North America's sole supplier of an antibiotic to treat tuberculosis.
not shared with anyone else: UK employers are far too powerful to accept sole responsibility for employees' pensions.
(Definition of sole from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sole?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sole” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

give the green light to sth

to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More