Definition and Meanings for sockets

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Sockets is ranked 8,346 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of sockets

noun

Etymology of sockets

oe. soket, a dim. through of. fr. l. soccus. see sock a covering for the foot

Meaning of sockets


as noun

  • an opening into which anything is fitted; any hollow thing or place which receives and holds something else; as, the sockets of the teeth.
  • especially, the hollow tube or place in which a candle is fixed in the candlestick.
  • the receptacle of an electric lamp into which a light bulb is inserted, containing contacts to conduct electricity to the bulb.
  • the receptacle fixed in a wall and connected by conductive wiring to an electrical supply, containing contacts to conduct electricity, and into which the plug of an electrical device is inserted; -- called also a wall socket or outlet. the socket will typically have two or three contacts; if three, the third is connected to a ground for safety.
  • No antonyms for sockets

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