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soling

[soh-ling]
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Origin of soling

sole2

[sohl]
noun
  1. the bottom or under surface of the foot.
  2. the corresponding under part of a shoe, boot, or the like, or this part exclusive of the heel.
  3. the bottom, under surface, or lower part of anything.
  4. Carpentry.
    1. the underside of a plane.
    2. soleplate.
  5. Golf. the part of the head of the club that touches the ground.
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verb (used with object), soled, sol·ing.
  1. to furnish with a sole, as a shoe.
  2. Golf. to place the sole of (a club) on the ground, as in preparation for a stroke.
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Origin of sole2

1275–1325; Middle English (noun) < Old French < Latin solea sandal, sole, derivative of solum base, bottom
Related formssole·less, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • He then brings his club back to the ball, and addresses it in the usual way, soling his club close behind the ball.

    The Soul of Golf

    Percy Adolphus Vaile

  • Francis de Humillos is considered fit for the magistracy because of his nearness in soling a shoe.

  • For the soling of them were made use of eleven hundred hides of brown cows, shapen like the tail of a keeling.


British Dictionary definitions for soling

Soling

noun
  1. a type of keelboat, designed to be crewed by three people
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sole1

adjective
  1. (prenominal) being the only one; only
  2. (prenominal) of or relating to one individual or group and no othersole rights on a patent
  3. law having no wife or husbandSee also feme sole
  4. an archaic word for solitary
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Derived Formssoleness, noun

Word Origin

C14: from Old French soule, from Latin sōlus alone

sole2

noun
  1. the underside of the footRelated adjectives: plantar, volar
  2. the underside of a shoe
    1. the bottom of a furrow
    2. the bottom of a plough
  3. the underside of a golf-club head
  4. the bottom of an oven, furnace, etc
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verb (tr)
  1. to provide (a shoe) with a sole
  2. golf to rest (the club) on the ground, as when preparing to make a stroke
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Derived Formssoleless, adjective

Word Origin

C14: via Old French from Latin solea sandal; probably related to solum the ground

sole3

noun plural sole or soles
  1. any tongue-shaped flatfish of the family Soleidae, esp Solea solea (European sole): most common in warm seas and highly valued as food fishes
  2. any of certain other similar fishes
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Word Origin

C14: via Old French from Vulgar Latin sola (unattested), from Latin solea a sandal (from the fish's shape)
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Word Origin and History for soling

sole

n.1

"bottom of the foot" ("technically, the planta, corresponding to the palm of the hand," Century Dictionary), early 14c., from Old French sole, from Vulgar Latin *sola, from Latin solea "sandal, bottom of a shoe; a flatfish," from solum "bottom, ground, foundation, lowest point of a thing" (hence "sole of the foot"), of uncertain origin. In English, the meaning "bottom of a shoe or boot" is from late 14c.

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sole

adj.

"single, alone, having no husband or wife; one and only, singular, unique," late 14c., from Old French soul "only, alone, just," from Latin solus "alone, only, single, sole; forsaken; extraordinary," of unknown origin, perhaps related to se "oneself," from PIE reflexive root *swo- (see so).

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sole

n.2

common European flatfish, mid-13c., from Old French sole, from Latin solea "a kind of flatfish," originally "sandal" (see sole (n.1)); so called from resemblance of the fish to a flat shoe.

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sole

v.

"furnish (a shoe) with a sole," 1560s, from sole (n.1). Related: Soled; soling.

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soling in Medicine

sole

(sōl)
n.
  1. The underside of the foot.
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