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Definition of "socket" []

  • An opening or a cavity into which an inserted part is designed to fit: a light-bulb socket. (noun)
  • Anatomy The concave part of a joint that receives the end of a bone. (noun)
  • Anatomy A hollow or concavity into which a part, such as the eye, fits. (noun)
  • To furnish with or insert into a socket. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "socket" in a sentence
  • "For reasons that I haven't bothered to figure out, the socket module is named _socket in the minipython distribution."
  • "For Exchange, five VMs per socket is more often typical."
  • "Things to go shopping for in Malaysia: a powerboard where every socket is a universal socket."