Soc n. [Written also sock, and soke.]
1. O. Eng. Law (a) The lord's power or privilege of holding a court in a district, as in manor or lordship; jurisdiction of causes, and the limits of that jurisdiction. (b) Liberty or privilege of tenants excused from customary burdens.
2. An exclusive privilege formerly claimed by millers of grinding all the corn used within the manor or township which the mill stands. [Eng.]
Soc and sac O. Eng. Law, the full right of administering justice in a manor or lordship.
Sock n. A plowshare.
1. The shoe worn by actors of comedy in ancient Greece and Rome, -- used as a symbol of comedy, or of the comic drama, as distinguished from tragedy, which is symbolized by the buskin.
Great Fletcher never treads in buskin here,
Nor greater Jonson dares in socks appear. --Dryden.
2. A knit or woven covering for the foot and lower leg; a stocking with a short leg.
3. A warm inner sole for a shoe.
Sock v. t. To hurl, drive, or strike violently; -- often with it as an object. [Prov. or Vulgar]
n 1: hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn
inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the
2: a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at
airports) to show the direction of the wind [syn: windsock,
air sock, wind sleeve, wind cone, drogue]
v : hit hard [syn: bop, whop, whap, bonk, bash]