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Yes. The word sole is a Scrabble US word. The word sole is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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4 letters words from 'sole'

LOSE 4OLES 4
SLOE 4SOLE 4

3 letters words from 'sole'

ELS 3LES 3
LOS 3OES 3
OLE 3OSE 3
SEL 3SOL 3

2 letters words from 'sole'

EL 2ES 2
LO 2OE 2
OS 2SO 2

All 4 letters words made out of sole

sole osle sloe lsoe olse lose soel osel seol esol oesl eosl sleo lseo selo eslo leso elso oles loes oels eols leos elos

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word sole. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in sole.

Definitions and meaning of sole

sole

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /səʊl/
  • (General American) enPR: sōl, IPA(key): /soʊl/
  • Rhymes: -əʊl
  • Homophones: Seoul, soul, sowl

Etymology 1

From Middle English sole, soole, from Old English sāl (a rope, cord, line, bond, rein, door-hinge, necklace, collar), from Proto-Germanic *sailą, *sailaz (rope, cable), *sailō (noose, rein, bondage), from Proto-Indo-European *sey- (to tie to, tie together). Cognate with Scots sale, saile (halter, collar), Dutch zeel (rope, cord, strap), German Seil (rope, cable, wire), Icelandic seil (a string, line). Non-Germanic cognate include Albanian dell (sinew, vein).

Noun

sole (plural soles)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) A wooden band or yoke put around the neck of an ox or cow in the stall.

Etymology 2

From Middle English, from Old English sol (mire, miry place), from Proto-Germanic *sulą (mire, wallow, mud), from Proto-Indo-European *sūl- (thick liquid). Cognate with Saterland Frisian soal (ditch), Dutch sol (water and mud filled pit), German Suhle (mire, wallow), Norwegian saula, søyla (mud puddle). More at soil.

Alternative forms

  • soal

Noun

sole (plural soles)

  1. (dialectal, Northern England) A pond or pool; a dirty pond of standing water.

Etymology 3

From earlier sowle (to pull by the ear). Origin unknown. Perhaps from sow (female pig) +‎ -le, as in the phrase "take a sow by the wrong ear", or from Middle English sole (rope). See above.

Alternative forms

  • soal, sowl

Verb

sole (third-person singular simple present soles, present participle soling, simple past and past participle soled)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To pull by the ears; to pull about; haul; lug.

Etymology 4

From Middle English sole, soule, from Old French sol, soul (alone), from Latin sōlus (alone, single, solitary, lonely). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *swé (reflexive pronoun). Perhaps related to Old Latin sollus (whole, complete), from Proto-Indo-European *solw-, *salw-, *slōw- (safe, healthy). More at save.

Adjective

sole (not comparable)

  1. only
  2. (law) unmarried (especially of a woman); widowed.
Synonyms
  • (only): See also Thesaurus:sole
  • (unmarried): lone
Derived terms
  • sole right
Translations

Etymology 5

From Middle English sole, soole, from Old English. Reinforced by Anglo-Norman, Old French sole, from Vulgar Latin *sola ("bottom of the shoe", also "flatfish"), from Latin solea (sandal, bottom of the shoe), from Proto-Indo-European *swol- (sole). Cognate with Dutch zool (sole, tread), German Sohle (sole, insole, bottom, floor), Danish sål (sole), Icelandic sóli (sole, outsole), Gothic 𐍃𐌿𐌻𐌾𐌰 (sulja, sandal). Related to Latin solum (bottom, ground, soil). More at soil.

Noun

sole (plural soles)

  1. (anatomy) The bottom or plantar surface of the foot.
  2. (clothing) The bottom of a shoe or boot.
    • (Can we date this quote by Arbuthnot and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The caliga was a military shoe, with a very thick sole, tied above the instep.
  3. (obsolete) The foot itself.
    • Bible, Genesis 8:9
      The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot.
    • (Can we date this quote by Spenser and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Hast wandered through the world now long a day, / Yet ceasest not thy weary soles to lead.
  4. Solea solea, a flatfish of the family Soleidae.
  5. The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing.
    1. The bottom of the body of a plough; the slade.
    2. The bottom of a furrow.
    3. The end section of the chanter of a set of bagpipes.
    4. The horny substance under a horse's foot, which protects the more tender parts.
    5. (military) The bottom of an embrasure.
    6. (nautical) A piece of timber attached to the lower part of the rudder, to make it even with the false keel.
      (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)
  6. (mining) The seat or bottom of a mine; applied to horizontal veins or lodes.
Synonyms
  • (bottom of the foot): planta (medical term)
Derived terms
  • insole
  • midsole
  • outsole
Translations

Verb

sole (third-person singular simple present soles, present participle soling, simple past and past participle soled)

  1. (transitive) to put a sole on (a shoe or boot)
Derived terms
  • resole
Translations

Anagrams

  • EOLs, ESOL, Elos, LEOs, Leos, OELs, elos, leos, lose, sloe

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈsolɛ]

Verb

sole

  1. masculine singular present transgressive of solit

Danish

Noun

sole c

  1. indefinite plural of sol

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Adverb

sole

  1. solely

Related terms

  • sola

French

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *sola, from Latin solea.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɔl/

Noun

sole f (plural soles)

  1. sole (fish)
  2. sole, the bottom of a hoof
  3. sole, a piece of timber, a joist
  4. a piece of land devoted to crop rotation

Further reading

  • “sole” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Interlingue

Noun

sole

  1. sun

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈso.le/, [ˈs̪oːl̺e]
  • Hyphenation: só‧le

Etymology 1

From Sole, from Latin sōlem, accusative case of sōl, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥.
Cognates include Greek ήλιος (ílios), Icelandic sól, Hindi सूर्य (sūrya), and Russian со́лнце (sólnce).

Noun

sole m (plural soli)

  1. (colloquial, astronomy) star (for extension of Sole)
    Synonym: stella
  2. (heraldry) sun (a star in heraldry)
  3. (alchemy) gold
    Synonym: oro
  4. sunlight
  5. (poetic) daytime, day (the interval between sunrise and sunset)
  6. (poetic) year
  7. (poetic, in the plural) eyes
Related terms

See also

References

  • sole in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti
  • sole in Collins Italian-English Dictionary

Further reading

  • sole on the Italian Wikipedia.Wikipedia it

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective

sole

  1. feminine plural of solo

Noun

sole f

  1. plural of sola

Anagrams

  • leso

Latin

Etymology 1

See sōl.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈsoː.le/, [ˈsoː.lɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈso.le/, [ˈsɔː.lɛ]

Noun

sōle

  1. ablative singular of sōl

Etymology 2

See sōlus.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈsoː.le/, [ˈsoː.lɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈso.le/, [ˈsɔː.lɛ]

Adjective

sōle

  1. vocative masculine singular of sōlus

Neapolitan

Etymology

From Latin sōl.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsolə/

Noun

sole m

  1. Sun

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Norman

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *sola, from Latin solea.

Noun

sole f (plural soles)

  1. sole (fish)

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Probably from the noun sol

Verb

sole (imperative sol, present tense soler, passive -, simple past sola or solet or solte, past participle sola or solet or solt, present participle solende)

  1. (reflexive, sole seg) to sunbathe, sun oneself, bask (also figurative)

References

  • “sole” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Old English

Alternative forms

  • solu

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin solea, from solum (bottom, base), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *swol-.

Noun

sole f

  1. sole
  2. shoe, sandal

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle English: sole, soole
    • English: sole
    • Scots: sole

References

  • sole in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary
  • sole in John R. Clark Hall (1916) A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, 2nd ed.

Old French

Adjective

sole f

  1. oblique/nominative feminine singular of sol

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɔ.lɛ/
  • Homophone: solę

Noun

sole

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of sól

Noun

sole

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of sola

Noun

sole

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of sol

Serbo-Croatian

Verb

sole (Cyrillic spelling соле)

  1. third-person plural present of soliti

Source: wiktionary.org
  • the military profession.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)