Sock



noun, plural socks or for 1, also sox.
1.
a short stocking usually reaching to the calf or just above the ankle.
2.
a lightweight shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman comic actors.
3.
comic writing for the theater; comedy or comic drama.
Compare buskin (def 4).
4.
Furniture. a raised vertical area of a club or pad foot.
5.
sock puppet (def 3).
Idioms
6.
knock one’s / the socks off. knock (def 29).
verb (used with object)
1.
to strike or hit hard.
noun
2.
a hard blow.
3.
a very successful show, performance, actor, etc.:
The show was a sock.
adjective
4.
extremely successful:
a sock performance.
Verb phrases
5.
sock away, to put into savings or reserve.
6.
sock in, to close or ground because of adverse weather conditions:
The airport was socked in.
noun
1.
a cloth covering for the foot, reaching to between the ankle and knee and worn inside a shoe
2.
an insole put in a shoe, as to make it fit better
3.
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) See buskin
4.
another name for windsock
5.
(Brit, informal) pull one’s socks up, to make a determined effort, esp in order to regain control of a situation
6.
(Brit, slang) put a sock in it, be quiet!
verb
7.
(transitive) to provide with socks
8.
(US & Canadian, slang) socked in, (of an airport) closed by adverse weather conditions
verb
1.
(usually transitive) to hit with force
2.
sock it to, to make a forceful impression on
noun
3.
a forceful blow
sob sister
sob story

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Sock-away

    verb (used with object) 1. to strike or hit hard. noun 2. a hard blow. 3. a very successful show, performance, actor, etc.: The show was a sock. adjective 4. extremely successful: a sock performance. Verb phrases 5. sock away, to put into savings or reserve. 6. sock in, to close or ground because of […]

  • Sockdolager

    noun, Older Slang. 1. something unusually large, heavy, etc. 2. a decisive reply, argument, etc. 3. a heavy, finishing blow: His right jab is a real sockdolager.



  • Sockdologer

    noun (slang, mainly US) 1. a decisive blow or remark 2. an outstanding person or thing

  • Socked

    verb (used with object) 1. to strike or hit hard. noun 2. a hard blow. 3. a very successful show, performance, actor, etc.: The show was a sock. adjective 4. extremely successful: a sock performance. Verb phrases 5. sock away, to put into savings or reserve. 6. sock in, to close or ground because of […]



Disclaimer: Sock definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.