HyperDic: socket

English > 3 senses of the word socket:
NOUNbodysocketa bony hollow into which a structure fits
artifactsocketreceptacle where something (a pipe or probe or end of a bone) is inserted
artifactsocketa receptacle into which an electric device can be inserted / inserted
socket > pronunciation
Soundssaa'kaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > socket: 3 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA bony hollow into which a structure fits.
Part ofbone, osrigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
Narroweracetabulum, cotyloid cavityThe cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint
hip socketThe socket part of the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the innominate bone
tooth socket, alveolusA bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth
Broadercavity, bodily cavity, cavum(anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus / sinus within the body
Spanishglena, socket
Catalanglena
English > socket: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningreceptacle where something (a pipe or probe or end of a bone) is inserted.
Part ofball-and-socket jointA joint that can rotate within a socket
box wrench, box end wrenchA wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head
socket wrenchA wrench with a handle onto which sockets of different sizes can be fitted
BroaderreceptacleA container that is used to put or keep things in
Spanishencaje, fosa
Catalancavitat, encaix, fossa
English > socket: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA receptacle into which an electric device can be inserted / inserted.
Narrowerelectric socketA socket into which a lightbulb can be inserted
BroaderreceptacleAn electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert

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