AskDefine | Define socket

Dictionary Definition



1 a bony hollow into which a structure fits
2 receptacle where something (a pipe or probe or end of a bone) is inserted
3 a receptacle into which an electric device can be inserted

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /sɒkət̩̩/
  • /"sA:.k@t/
  • Rhymes: -ɒkɪt


From soket, "spearhead" (diminutive of soc plowshare), from soccus.


  1. An opening into which a plug or other connecting part is designed to fit (e.g. a light bulb socket).
  2. The part of a joint that receives a bone.
  3. A hollow into which a part (e.g. eye) fits.


opening for a plug

Extensive Definition

Socket can refer to:
In electronics and '''electricity:
In mechanics:
In piping and plumbing
  • An opening in any fitting that matches the outside diameter of a pipe or tube and a further recessed through opening matching the inside diameter of the same pipe or tube.
In biology:
In computing:
Socket also refers to:
  • Socket: Time Dominator, a video game created by Vic Tokai on the Sega Genesis
  • Socket (film), a gay-themed science-fiction indie feature produced by Dark Blue Films and Velvet Candy Entertainment, LLC. (2007)
socket in Spanish: Socket
socket in French: Socket
socket in Italian: Socket
socket in Lithuanian: Elektros lizdas
socket in Dutch: Socket
socket in Japanese: ソケット
socket in Korean: 소켓
socket in Norwegian: Socket
socket in Polish: Gniazdo (telekomunikacja)
socket in Portuguese: Soquete (desambiguação)
socket in Russian: Сокет
socket in Albanian: Socket
socket in Turkish: Soket

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