A sock is a piece of clothing you wear on your foot, under your shoe, and socks usually come in pairs. You can wear only one sock if you like, but your other foot might get jealous.

Some socks barely cover the foot, while others reach up over the knee. When you sock someone, it has nothing to do with footwear; you punch them. If something "knocks your socks off," it makes you extremely enthusiastic or excited, and if your brother tells you to "put a sock in it," he means "be quiet."

Definitions of sock
  1. noun
    hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee
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    anklet, anklets, bobbysock, bobbysocks
    a sock that reaches just above the ankle
    argyle, argyll
    a sock knitted or woven with an argyle design (usually used in the plural)
    athletic sock, sweat sock, varsity sock
    a sock worn for athletic events
    knee-hi, knee-high
    a sock or stocking that reaches up to just below the knees
    tabi, tabis
    a sock with a separation for the big toe; worn with thong sandals by the Japanese
    type of:
    hose, hosiery
    socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)
  2. noun
    a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
    synonyms: air sock, air-sleeve, drogue, wind cone, wind sleeve, wind sock, windsock
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    type of:
    visual signal
    a signal that involves visual communication
  3. verb
    hit hard
    synonyms: bash, bonk, bop, whap, whop
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    type of:
    deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
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