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Sole vs Baby - What's the difference?

sole | baby |

As a verb sole

is .

As a noun baby is

baby (infant).



Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • (dialectal, or, obsolete) A wooden band or yoke put around the neck of an ox or cow in the stall.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Alternative forms

    * (l)


    (en noun)
  • (dialectal, Northern England) A pond or pool; a dirty pond of standing water.
  • Etymology 3

    From earlier . See above.

    Alternative forms

    * (l), (l)


  • To pull by the ears; to pull about; haul; lug.
  • Etymology 4

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), . More at (l).


  • only
  • (legal) unmarried (especially of a woman); widowed.
  • Etymology 5

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from Old English. Reinforced by (etyl), (etyl) sole, from . More at (l).


    (en noun)
  • The bottom or plantar surface of the foot.
  • The bottom of a shoe or boot.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • The caliga was a military shoe, with a very thick sole , tied above the instep.
  • (obsolete) The foot itself.
  • * Bible, Genesis viii. 9
  • The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot.
  • * Spenser
  • Hast wandered through the world now long a day, / Yet ceasest not thy weary soles to lead.
  • Solea solea, a flatfish of the family Soleidae .
  • The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing.
  • # The bottom of the body of a plough; the slade.
  • # The bottom of a furrow.
  • # The horny substance under a horse's foot, which protects the more tender parts.
  • # (military) The bottom of an embrasure.
  • # (nautical) A piece of timber attached to the lower part of the rudder, to make it even with the false keel.
  • (Totten)
  • (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 *


  • to put a sole on (a shoe or boot)
  • Derived terms
    * resole


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  • A very young human, particularly from birth to a couple of years old or until walking is fully mastered.
  • Any very young animal, especially a vertebrate; many species have specific names for their babies, such as kittens for the babies of cats, puppies]] for the babies of dogs, and chicks for the babies of birds. See [[:Category:Baby animals for more.
  • Unborn young; a fetus.
  • When is your baby due?
  • A person who is immature or infantile.
  • Stand up for yourself - don't be such a baby !
  • A term of endearment for a girlfriend or boyfriend or spouse.
  • (informal) A form of address to a man or a woman considered to be attractive.
  • Hey baby , what are you doing later?
  • A pet project or responsibility.
  • The annual report has been my baby since September.
  • The lastborn of a family.
  • See my new car here? I can't wait to take this baby for a drive.
  • (archaic) A small image of an infant; a doll.
  • Synonyms

    * (young human being) babe, babby, babbie, infant * (immature or infantile person) big baby * (term of endearment) love

    See also

    * gamete, zygote, morula, blastocyst, embryo, fetus


    (-) (used only before the noun)
  • Of a child: very young; of the age when he or she would be termed a baby or infant.
  • a baby boy
  • Of an animal: young.
  • a baby elephant
  • Intended for babies.
  • baby clothes
  • Picked when small and immature (as in baby corn'', ''baby potatoes ).
  • Usage notes

    When referring to a human baby (as per noun sense 1 above) the usual practice is to treat 'human' as the adjective and 'baby' as the noun.


    * (sense) little * (intended for babies) baby's


  • To coddle; to pamper somebody like an infant.
  • Derived terms

    * anchor baby * baby-batterer * baby-battering * baby beef * Baby Bell * baby bond * baby bonus * baby boom * baby boomer * baby-bouncer * baby boy * baby buggy * babycare * baby carriage * baby doll * baby-doll pajamas, baby doll pyjamas * baby face * baby food * baby girl * baby grand * babygro * babyhood * baby house * babyish * baby-jumper * baby-minder * baby monitor * baby of the family * baby's breath * baby seat * babysit, baby-sit * babysitter, baby-sitter * babysitting * baby-sitting * baby-snatcher * baby-snatching * baby's tears * baby talk * baby tooth * baby-walker * be left holding the baby * big baby * crybaby * cry like a baby * passport baby * throw out the baby with the bathwater, throw the baby out with the bathwater * sleep like a baby (baby)

    See also

    * child * infant * toddler