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Definition of "sock" []

  • A short stocking reaching a point between the ankle and the knee. (noun)
  • Meteorology A windsock. (noun)
  • A light shoe worn by comic actors in ancient Greek and Roman plays. (noun)
  • Comic drama; comedy: "He . . . knew all niceties of the sock and buskin” ( Byron). (noun)
  • To provide with socks. (verb-transitive)
  • A cloth covering for the foot, reaching to between the ankle and knee and worn inside a shoe (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An insole put in a shoe, as to make it fit better (noun)
  • A light shoe worn by actors in ancient Greek and Roman comedy, sometimes taken to allude to comic drama in general (as in the phrase sock and buskin) (noun)
  • To provide with socks (verb)

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Use "sock" in a sentence
  • "I've never meant this site or those posts to be a screed against IDI, but I have used the disparaging term sock puppets because of the lack of clarity that they've used in presenting NMRC material to reporters and the public."
  • "I guess the real question is what one defines as a sock puppet?"
  • "Any move to add an Orioles player with any kind of sock is a wise one."