Definitions for: Sock


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Sock, n. [F. soc, LL. soccus, perhaps of Celtic origin.]
A plowshare. --Edin. Encyc.


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.

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

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