from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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).
- transitive 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.
- transitive v. To hit or strike forcefully; punch.
- intransitive 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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. To hit or strike violently
- v. To deliver a blow
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
- transitive v. To hurl, drive, or strike violently; -- often with it as an object.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)