American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A short stocking reaching a point between the ankle and the knee.
- n. Meteorology A windsock.
- n. A light shoe worn by comic actors in ancient Greek and Roman plays.
- n. Comic drama; comedy: "He . . . knew all niceties of the sock and buskin” ( Byron).
- v. To provide with socks.
- sock away Informal To put (money) away in a safe place for future use.
- sock in To close to air traffic: fog that socked in the airport.
- v. To hit or strike forcefully; punch.
- v. To deliver a blow.
- n. A hard blow or punch.
- idiom. sock it to (someone) Slang To deliver a forceful comment, reprimand, or physical blow to someone else.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A light shoe worn by the ancient actors of comedy; hence, comedy, in distinction from tragedy, which is symbolized by the buskin.
- n. A knitted or woven covering for the foot, shorter than a stocking; a stocking reaching but a short distance above the ankle.
- n. A sandal, wooden patten, or clog for the feet, worn by the friars called Recollets.
- n. A plowshare; a movable share slipped over the sole of a plow.
- To sew up.
- n. Same as soke.
- To throw; especially, to hurl or send with swiftness and violence: as, to sock a ball.
- To hit hard; pitch into: as, to sock one in the eye.
- With an impersonal it, to strike a hard blow; give a drubbing: as, sock it to him!
- n. A dialectal form of sog.
- n. A knitted or woven covering for the foot
- n. A shoe worn by Greco-Roman comedy actors
- n. A violent blow, punch
- n. A shortened version of (Internet) sock puppet
- v. transitive To hit or strike violently
- v. intransitive To deliver a blow
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A plowshare.
- n. The shoe worn by actors of comedy in ancient Greece and Rome, -- used as a symbol of comedy, or of the comic drama, as distinguished from tragedy, which is symbolized by the
- n. A knit or woven covering for the foot and lower leg; a stocking with a short leg.
- n. A warm inner sole for a shoe.
- v. Prov. or Vulgar To hurl, drive, or strike violently; -- often with
itas an object.
- n. hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee
- v. hit hard
- n. a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
- Middle English socke, from Old English socc, a kind of light shoe, from Latin soccus, possibly from Greek sunkhis, sukkhos, Phrygian shoe.Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“I just finished a garter st baby sweater in sock weight, and it seemed endless, so best of luck there!”
“There, now the sock is keeping me company while I finish the work.”
“So, once I got home, I ate lunch, and my mom and I went shopping since I had to get materials for my project in English [sock puppet show], and ingredients for the cookies I was making for the Adage Holiday Boutique.”
“For gracious sake! what do you call a sock doughnut?" demanded Phil”
“To bury his critics, Byrne has been paying people to post comments on Internet message boards using false identities and false information -- a practice known as sock puppeting, one of the dark arts of the Internet.”
“Now a trick for surviving out here is something that we call, the Marines call sock water.”
“Prosecutors call the sock Vandebogart's "signature" - a woman and a man raped by Vandebogart say he used a white sock while assaulting them.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘sock’.
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
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Sound effects from the show. Swiped from here: http://www.batmania.com.ar/paginas/serie_onomatopeyas_cantidad.htm
Words Art can say, on his own. He understands much more.
"You can word anything if you just verb it." -Bucky Katt
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