Crossword clues for sock
- Darn it
- What may not come out in the wash?
- Reaches to between the ankle and the knee
- A truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast
- Hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot
- Used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
- Worn inside the shoe
- Place for a clock
- "___ exchange" (ring event)
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Soc \Soc\ (s[o^]k), n. [AS. s[=o]c the power of holding court, sway, domain, properly, the right of investigating or seeking; akin to E. sake, seek. Sake, Seek, and cf. Sac, and Soke.] [Written also sock, and soke.]
(O. Eng. Law)
The lord's power or privilege of holding a court in a district, as in manor or lordship; jurisdiction of causes, and the limits of that jurisdiction.
Liberty or privilege of tenants excused from customary burdens.
An exclusive privilege formerly claimed by millers of grinding all the corn used within the manor or township which the mill stands. [Eng.]
Soc and sac (O. Eng. Law), the full right of administering justice in a manor or lordship.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"knitted or woven covering for the foot, short stocking," early 14c., from Old English socc "slipper, light shoe," from Latin soccus "slipper, light low-heeled shoe," probably a variant of Greek sykchos, word for a kind of shoe, perhaps from Phrygian or another Asiatic language. The Latin word was borrowed generally in West Germanic (Middle Dutch socke, Dutch sok, Old High German soc, German Socke). To knock the socks off (someone) "beat thoroughly" is recorded from 1845, American English colloquial. Teen slang sock hop is c.1950, from notion of dancing without shoes.
"to stash (money) away as savings," 1942, American English, from the notion of hiding one's money in a sock (see sock (n.1)).
1700, "to beat, hit hard, pitch into," of uncertain origin. To sock it to (someone) first recorded 1877.
"a blow, a hit with the fist," 1700, from or related to sock (v.1).
Etymology 1 n. 1 A knitted or woven covering for the foot 2 A shoe worn by Greco-Roman comedy actors 3 A violent blow, punch 4 (context Internet slang English) sock puppet 5 (context firearms informal English) a gun sock Etymology 2
vb. (context transitive English) To hit or strike violently; to deliver a blow to. Etymology 3
n. A ploughshare.
n. hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee
A sock is an item of clothing worn on the feet and often covering the ankle and some part of the calf. Some type of shoe or boot is typically worn over socks. In ancient times, socks were made from leather or matted animal hair. In the late 16th century, machine-knit socks were first produced. Until 1800 both hand knitting and machine knitting were used to produce socks, but after 1800, machine knitting became the predominant method.
One of the roles of socks is absorbing perspiration. The foot is among the heaviest producers of sweat in the body, as it can produce over of perspiration per day. Socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration. In cold environments, socks made from wool insulate the foot and decrease the risk of frostbite. Socks are worn with sport shoes (typically white-coloured socks) and dress shoes (typically dark-coloured socks). In addition to the numerous practical roles played by socks, they are also a fashion item, and they are available in myriad colours and patterns.
Usage examples of "sock".
Keeping pants tucked into socks, taking Atabrine tablets at mealtime, and spraying the island with DDT were all measures taken to help prevent the troops from getting infected.
We must be far below the ground level of the citadel, thought Borel, stumbling along in his socks and feeling most clammy and uncomfortable.
A protesting Prof Coypu was ripped from his midnight bed and found himself in deep space before be had put his socks on.
And between the top of the shoes and the cuffless bottom of the trouser legs there was at least an inch of space, occupied by canary yellow socks.
But, by way of recreation, after the supper dishes had been washed up, Gertie darned socks, mended shirts, patched trousers for the men folk or sewed on some garment for herself.
A bunch of socks and Jockey underwear, jeans, shaving and tooth stuff, some black T-shirts, running gear, and a dripless candlestick in a small brass holder.
I pictured her socks in the air, her little tennis socks with the balls at the heels, those ensanguined balls, bouncing.
Graham Airport, a small, blue-lit compound some twelve miles outside of Enwood, consisting of a short airstrip, a cinderblock building, an air sock, and little else.
I toyed with the idea of writing her a prescription for an artificial foot and a padded shoe with fillable socks, but then I remembered the Fat Man and TURFED her to Podiatry.
Here there was no need for warmth-inducing layers, for socks, for fingerless gloves which she had found in a shop in St Austell.
With his moist bright red mouth and fluffy white whiskers he had begun to look, if not respectable, at least harmless, and his shrunken body had assumed such a gossamery aspect that the matrons of his dingy neighbourhood, as they watched him shuffle along in the fluorescent halo of his dotage, felt almost like crooning over him and would buy him cherries and hot raisin cakes and the loud socks he affected.
Greg Grom was highly educated superstitious rabble, and he was scared out of his socks.
Approaching a huge hymenium tree, he saw hundreds of bird nests hanging like stuffed socks off the branches.
She took her Keds off and got under the covers with him, still in her jeans, socks, and sweatshirt.
I looked down into the hole for a moment, not at the dirt and rocks, but at his shoes, an old pair of Keds, and then at his gray socks and at the cuffs of his jeans.