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Sole \Sole\ (s[=o]l), n. [AS. sole, fr. L. soolea (or rather an assumed L. sola), akin to solumround, soil, sole of the foot. Cf. Exile, Saloon, Soil earth, Sole the fish.]

  1. The bottom of the foot; hence, also, rarely, the foot itself.

    The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot.
    --Gen. viii. 9.

    Hast wandered through the world now long a day, Yet ceasest not thy weary soles to lead.

  2. The bottom of a shoe or boot, or the piece of leather which constitutes the bottom.

    The ``caliga'' was a military shoe, with a very thick sole, tied above the instep.

  3. The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing. Specifially:

    1. (Agric.) The bottom of the body of a plow; -- called also slade; also, the bottom of a furrow.

    2. (Far.) The horny substance under a horse's foot, which protects the more tender parts.

    3. (Fort.) The bottom of an embrasure.

    4. (Naut.) A piece of timber attached to the lower part of the rudder, to make it even with the false keel.

    5. (Mining) The seat or bottom of a mine; -- applied to horizontal veins or lodes.

      Sole leather, thick, strong, used for making the soles of boots and shoes, and for other purposes.


n. 1 (context now rare or dialectal English) A valley, a flat grassy area, a glade. 2 (context obsolete English) The sole of a plough.


Slade (originally known as The N'Betweens, then Ambrose Slade, then Slade then Slade II and now back to Slade) are an English glam rock band from Wolverhampton/ Walsall. They rose to prominence during the early 1970s with 17 consecutive top 20 hits and six number ones. The British Hit Singles & Albums names them as the most successful British group of the 1970s based on sales of singles. They were the first act to achieve three singles enter at number one; all six of the band's chart-toppers were penned by Noddy Holder and Jim Lea. Total UK sales stand at 6,520,171, and their best-selling single, " Merry Xmas Everybody", has sold in excess of one million copies.

Following an unsuccessful move to the United States in 1975, Slade's popularity waned but was unexpectedly revived in 1980 when they were last-minute replacements for Ozzy Osbourne at the Reading Rock Festival. The band later acknowledged this to have been one of the highlights of their career. The original line up split in 1992 but the band reformed later in the year as Slade II. The band has continued, with a number of line-up changes, to the present day. They have now shortened the group name back to Slade.

A number of diverse artists have cited Slade as an influence, including alternative rock icons Nirvana and the Smashing Pumpkins, punk pioneers the Ramones, Sex Pistols, the Undertones, the Runaways and the Clash, glam metal bands Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Def Leppard, Heavy Metal bands Twisted Sister & Quiet Riot and pop-rock stalwarts the Replacements, Cheap Trick and Oasis.

The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Music tells of Holder's powerful vocals, guitarist Dave Hill's equally arresting dress sense and the deliberate misspelling of their song titles for which they became well known.

Slade (disambiguation)

Slade may refer to:

  • Slade School of Fine Art, the UK's leading art school.
  • Slade (band), an English rock band.
  • Slade (short story), a short story by Stephen King
  • Slade (surname)
  • Slade, Swansea, a village in Wales
  • Slade, a hamlet in the civil parish of Otterden, Kent, England
  • Slade Prison, a fictional prison in Porridge (TV series)
  • Slade (Kettering BC Ward), an electoral ward in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England
  • Milford Mill Road, a long road primarily situated in Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Deathstroke (real name Slade Wilson), a DC Comics villain, known only as Slade in the Teen Titans animated series.
  • SLADE, The Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers and Engravers, a defunct British printing industry trade union
  • SLADE, a tool for editing Doom WADs
Slade (short story)

"Slade" is an early short story (about 5,200 words) by Stephen King. In 1970, he originally published it in eight installments in the student newspaper The Maine Campus. It's a Western parody about gunslinger Jack Slade, who protects a damsel in distress against some outlaws.

Slade (surname)

Slade is a surname of Saxon origin, meaning, variously at different times in different dialects, "a valley, dell, or dingle; an open space between banks or woods; a forest glade; a strip of greensward or of boggy land; the side or slope of a hill." Earliest known references in England as a surname are found in the south west, especially in Devon.

Notable people bearing the surname include:

  • Acey Slade, American musician
  • Adrian Slade, British politician
  • Ambrose Slade, the 1969 name of the glam rock band Slade.
  • Arthur Slade, Canadian writer
  • Benjamin Slade (disambiguation)
  • Bill Slade English football manager
  • Colin Slade, New Zealand rugby union player
  • Chris Slade, Welsh drummer
  • Christopher Slade, British judge
  • David Slade, British director
  • Donald Slade (1888–1980), English footballer, with various clubs, including Southampton, Arsenal and Fulham
  • Dougie Slade, fictional character
  • Edmond Slade, rear-admiral
  • Edwin Slade, American politician
  • Felix Slade, British philanthropist
  • Frank Slade, Lieutenant Colonel in film Scent of a Woman
  • Frederick Slade, fictional character
  • Gordon Slade, American baseball player
  • Gordon Douglas Slade, Canadian mathematician
  • Henry Slade, British psychic
  • Henry Slade, England rugby union player
  • Isaac Slade, American musician
  • John Slade, Several individuals of the same name
  • Joseph Alfred Slade, Western gunslinger
  • Julian Slade, English writer
  • Madeleine Slade (Mirabehn), Indian activist
  • Mark Slade, American actor
  • Max Elliott Slade, American actor
  • Michael Slade, author of the Special X series of mystery/horror novels
  • Priscilla Slade, American academic
  • Russell Slade, English football manager
  • Sara Slade, England hockey player
  • Thomas Slade, English naval architect
  • Tom Slade, Jr., American politician
  • Tim Slade, Australian racing driver
  • William Slade, American politician

Usage examples of "slade".

Prew explained, as they started back up toward the bivouac, them on one side, Slade on the other, stumbling over roots and bumping into branches.

No one, not even Blokey Mattenburg himself, could throw a rock into a trolley car with the precision of Tom Slade.

It was like with the bugle, you had to do the things yourself before you could put the ring of truth in them, and he had had it all in his head, ready for Slade to write down.

After their original lack of talk about Palmer and the other Slades, Muddie or Father or occasionally Leela would mention the family and wonder how they were.

Mercifully, since Polly had discovered politics there had been fewer of these horrible youths hanging about the place, although Mr and Mrs Slade lived in fear that on some rally or other their daughter would get involved with an anarcho-squatter peacenik punk with a tattooed penis and rings through his scrotum.

Like Rowling, The Shadow knew that Slade Farrow would attempt the impossible.

Tom Slade had brought in, was none other than the famous Major Johann Slauberstrauffn von Piffinhoeffer, excitement ran high in the neighborhood, and the towheaded young dispatch-rider from the Toul sector was hardly less of a celebrity than the terrible Prussian himself.

Oil Spill Way and Unleaded Lane, Bill and his best friend, Dwight Slade, snickered.

I tell youl I see how you have suffered through this Slade, so I tell you everything!

XIV BY FIVE DAYS Captain Slade meant the five since he had left the Olive Branch in the harbor of Morlaix, where that patient barque still lay with all her cargo, and a great deal of perplexity aboard her.

Slade chuckled and turned to look at the slow barque, forging steadily southward toward the steep slope of Guia Head.

Slade, watching the distant barque from a carronade slide, muttered beneath his breath, jumped to the deck, walked quickly forward and snapped an order to the gun crews by the foremast.

At the truck gap through the wire Slade came inside, and they cut back straight for the kitchen tent, Prew leading.

The stage-drivers and conductors told us that sometimes Slade would leave a hated enemy wholly unmolested, unnoticed and unmentioned, for weeks together--had done it once or twice at any rate.

You spent four years in Ashkhabad because of Slade, and now what do you have to look forward to?