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Topic: HUMAN

Sense: 1-2
Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin solea 'light shoe'
Sense: 3
Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin solea 'light shoe, flat fish'

sole

2 noun
     
sole2
1 [countable]HBH the bottom surface of your foot, especially the part you walk or stand on:
The soles of his feet were caked in mud.
sole
2 [countable]DCC flat bottom part of a shoe, not including the heel:
the soles of her shoes
thick-soled/leather-soled etc (=having soles that are thick, made of leather etc)
3 [uncountable and countable] plural sole or solesDFFHBF a flat fish that is often used for food [↪ lemon sole]:
Dover sole
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