WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
sock•et /ˈsɑkɪt/USA pronunciation  n. [countable]

    a hollow part that contains or fits into another part:a socket for a light bulb.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

socket /ˈsɒkɪt/ n
  1. a device into which an electric plug can be inserted in order to make a connection in a circuit
  2. chiefly Brit such a device mounted on a wall and connected to the electricity supply
  3. a part with an opening or hollow into which some other part, such as a pipe, probe, etc, can be fitted
  4. a bony hollow into which a part or structure fits: a tooth socket, an eye socket
  5. the receptacle of a ball-and-socket joint
vb
  1. (transitive) to furnish with or place into a socket
Etymology: 13th Century: from Anglo-Norman soket a little ploughshare, from soc, of Celtic origin; compare Cornish soch ploughshare



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