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Sole vs Isolate - What's the difference?

sole | isolate |

As verbs the difference between sole and isolate

is that sole is while isolate is (label) to set apart or cut off from others.

As a noun isolate is

something that has been isolated.



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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  • (label) To set apart or cut off from others.
  • (label) To place in quarantine or isolation.
  • (senseid) To separate a substance in pure form from a mixture.
  • (label) To insulate, or make free of external influence.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-14, volume=411, issue=8891, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= It's a gas , passage=One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.}}
  • To separate a pure strain of bacteria etc. from a mixed culture.
  • (label) To insulate an electrical component from a source of electricity.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something that has been isolated.
  • Anagrams

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