noun, plural socks or, for 1 also, sox [soks]. /sɒks/.
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OTHER WORDS FROM socksockless, adjectivesock·less·ness, noun
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What is a basic definition of sock?
A sock is a piece of clothing worn on the foot that usually extends to around the ankle. As a verb, sock means to hit hard. The word sock has a few other senses as a noun and an adjective.
A sock is worn on the foot and is almost always made of cloth, such as cotton or wool. It usually covers the entire foot and stretches to around the ankle but may sometimes extend higher. Socks are almost always made or sold in pairs, in order to cover both feet.
The plural of sock is socks or, rarely, sox. Sox rarely appears in formal writing with two exceptions: The names of the American baseball teams the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox (Go Sox!).
- Real-life examples: You are probably wearing a pair of socks right now. Soccer players wear knee-high socks. Most people don’t wear socks while wearing sandals.
- Used in a sentence: Whenever I do laundry, I somehow end up with a leftover sock.
As a verb, sock means to hit something or someone really hard. This sense of sock can be used literally or figuratively.
- Used in a sentence: I watched as the boxer was socked right in the jaw and fell down.
In this sense, sock can also refer to a hard hit.
- Used in a sentence: After the boxer got a sock in the jaw, he fell down.
Where does sock come from?
The first records of clothing item sock come from before 900. It comes from the Latin soccus, meaning “slipper.” The first records of the verb sense of sock come from around 1690, and its origin is unknown.
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What are some other forms related to sock?
- sox (alternative plural spelling)
- sockless (adjective)
- socklessness (noun)
What are some synonyms for sock?
What are some words that share a root or word element with sock?
What are some words that often get used in discussing sock?
How is sock used in real life?
Sock is a common word that means a piece of clothing worn on the foot or to hit something very hard.
There is not a pair of socks fluffy enough for this weather.
— Elena 💫 (@ElenaRiehl) February 15, 2021
You know you are getting older when a missing sock frustrates you the most.
— Arslan Tariq (@arslantariq115) February 14, 2021
Dow tumbles more than 200 points as stocks get socked by spiking oil prices and a bleak view of the economy from the Fed.
— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) June 11, 2008
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True or False?
A sock is usually worn on the foot.
Example sentences from the Web for sock
For the friend who is always outside hiking, camping, skiing, and more, these socks from Smartwool will make a great gift.
Unlike some oil-rich economies—notably Norway, which socked away its petroleum riches over the years to amass what is now a $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund—Alberta hasn’t saved much for a rainy day.After the boom: Canada’s oil capital faces an uncertain future|kdunn6|September 21, 2020|Fortune
To prove to me that Boston wasn’t very cold, he would wear shorts and he would wear no socks every day, no matter how cold it was.Full Transcript: Tomi Lahren on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’|Daniel Malloy|August 31, 2020|Ozy
As Clark put it, “We still have 330 million people in this country, most of whom wear socks, but Walmart couldn’t find anybody who made socks in America.”
He doesn’t know how to make any socks, but he can destroy all that expertise.
Two and a half years ago this was just a sock, underwear and a lounge kind of company.The Hot Designer Who Hates Fashion: VK Nagrani Triumphs His Own Way|Tom Teodorczuk|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Based on his sock puppet, I expected him to be a burly bearded giant clad in plaid—basically, a Canadian Paul Bunyan.
A food court in a suburban mall seemed like a good place to meet Ed the Sock.
Still, Ed the Sock is more active on Twitter these days, where he has more than 14 thousand followers.
The duo first met in 1997 when Kerzner was playing Ed the Sock live.
The boy was hurt; my heart went out to him, for the memory of my own sock-ball and tickley-bender days came back to me.
"I was playin' sock-ball," snuffled the boy, and a solitary tear rolled down his snub nose.
In spite of all they've spiled, I'd be nigh $500 ahead o' the game if I could git out o' camp with what I've got in my sock.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)|John McElroy
"Fudge on your everlasting knitting," said Sal, snatching the sock from Mary's hands and making the needles fly nimbly.The English Orphans|Mary Jane Holmes
A service-sock requires three skeins of knitting-yarn for two pairs, with No. 11 steel needles.Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet|Anonymous