noun, plural socks or for 1, also sox.
a short stocking usually reaching to the calf or just above the ankle.
a lightweight shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman comic actors.
comic writing for the theater; comedy or comic drama.
Compare buskin (def 4).
Furniture. a raised vertical area of a club or pad foot.
sock puppet (def 3).
knock one’s / the socks off. knock (def 29).
verb (used with object)
to strike or hit hard.
a hard blow.
a very successful show, performance, actor, etc.:
The show was a sock.
a sock performance.
sock away, to put into savings or reserve.
sock in, to close or ground because of adverse weather conditions:
The airport was socked in.
a cloth covering for the foot, reaching to between the ankle and knee and worn inside a shoe
an insole put in a shoe, as to make it fit better
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
another name for windsock
(Brit, informal) pull one’s socks up, to make a determined effort, esp in order to regain control of a situation
(Brit, slang) put a sock in it, be quiet!
(transitive) to provide with socks
(US & Canadian, slang) socked in, (of an airport) closed by adverse weather conditions
(usually transitive) to hit with force
sock it to, to make a forceful impression on
a forceful blow
sock it to someone
A security package that allows a host behind a firewall to use finger, FTP, telnet, Gopher, and Mosaic to access resources outside the firewall while maintaining the security requirements.
[The Security FAQ, Usenet newsgroups news:comp.security.misc, news:comp.security.unix, news:alt.security].
noun, British. 1. garter (def 1).
noun, Architecture. 1. a low, plain part forming a base for a column, pedestal, or the like; plinth. noun 1. another name for plinth (sense 1)
noun, plural socmen. 1. sokeman. noun (pl) -men 1. (English history) a tenant holding land by socage
adjective 1. of or relating to Socrates or his philosophy, followers, etc., or to the Socratic method. noun 2. a follower of Socrates. 3. any of the Greek philosophers influenced by Socrates. adjective 1. of or relating to Socrates, his methods, etc noun 2. a person who follows the teachings of Socrates