Meaning of SOCKET in English

— socketless , adj.

/sok"it/ , n.

1. a hollow part or piece for receiving and holding some part or thing.

2. Elect.

a. a device intended to hold an electric light bulb mechanically and connect it electrically to circuit wires.

b. Also called wall socket . a socket placed in a wall to receive a plug that makes an electrical connection with supply wiring.

3. Anat.

a. a hollow in one part that receives another part: the socket of the eye.

b. the concavity of a joint: the socket of the hip.


4. to place in or fit with a socket.

[ 1300-50; ME soket soc plowshare ( soccos; cf. Welsh swch, OIr socc ) + - et -ET ]

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