Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sole”

See all translations

sole

adjective [before noun] uk   /səʊl/ us    /soʊl/
C1 being one only; single: My sole objective is to make the information more widely available. The sole survivor of the accident was found in the water after six hours.C1 not shared with anyone else: She has sole responsibility for the project. I have sole charge of both children all day.
More examples

sole

noun [C] uk   /səʊl/ us    /soʊl/

sole noun [C] (FOOT)

( plural soles) the bottom part of the foot that touches the ground when you stand or walk, or the bottom part of a shoe that touches the ground, usually not including the heel: a cut on the sole of her foot shoes with rubber soles

sole noun [C] (FISH)

( plural sole) one of a number of flat, round fish that are eaten as food: lemon sole Dover sole

sole

verb [T] uk   /səʊl/ us    /soʊl/
to put a new sole on a shoe
-soled
suffix uk   /-d/ us  
leather-soled shoes
(Definition of sole from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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

festoon

to decorate a room or other place for a special occasion by hanging coloured paper, lights, or flowers around it, especially in curves

Word of the Day

Party Talk (The language of party chat)

by Kate Woodford,
December 23, 2014
​​​ With the party season in full swing (= at its busiest now), we consider the language of socializing (= enjoying yourself with other people). We’re looking especially at words and phrases which are used to describe the different ways that people behave at a party and the sort of conversations that party

Read More 

tweleb noun

December 22, 2014
informal a Twitter celebrity; (more specifically, someone who has more than 1,000 followers on Twitter) There were a few old and a few new faces, including a tweleb or two. Expect to see and hear more from these cool kids.

Read More