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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Socket  \Sock"et\,  n.  [OE.  soket,  a  dim.  through  OF  fr  L. 
  soccus.  See  {Sock}  a  covering  for  the  foot.] 
  1.  An  opening  into  which  anything  is  fitted;  any  hollow  thing 
  or  place  which  receives  and  holds  something  else;  as  the 
  sockets  of  the  teeth. 
  His  eyeballs  in  their  hollow  sockets  sink.  --Dryden. 
  2.  Especially,  the  hollow  tube  or  place  in  which  a  candle  is 
  fixed  in  the  candlestick. 
  And  in  the  sockets  oily  bubbles  dance.  --Dryden. 
  {Socket  bolt}  (Mach.),  a  bolt  that  passes  through  a  thimble 
  that  is  placed  between  the  parts  connected  by  the  bolt. 
  {Socket  chisel}.  Same  as  {Framing  chisel}.  See  under 
  {Socket  pipe},  a  pipe  with  an  expansion  at  one  end  to  receive 
  the  end  of  a  connecting  pipe. 
  {Socket  pole},  a  pole  armed  with  iron  fixed  on  by  means  of  a 
  socket,  and  used  to  propel  boats,  etc  [U.S.] 
  {Socket  wrench},  a  wrench  consisting  of  a  socket  at  the  end 
  of  a  shank  or  rod,  for  turning  a  nut,  bolthead,  etc.,  in  a 
  narrow  or  deep  recess. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  bony  hollow  into  which  a  structure  fits 
  2:  where  something  (a  pipe  or  probe  or  end  of  a  bone)  is 
  3:  a  receptacle  into  which  an  electric  device  can  be  inserted 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    The  {Berkeley  Unix}  mechansim  for  creating  a 
  virtual  connection  between  processes.  Sockets  interface 
  {Unix}'s  {standard  I/O}  with  its  {network}  communication 
  facilities.  They  can  be  of  two  types,  stream  (bi-directional) 
  or  {datagram}  (fixed  length  destination-addressed  messages). 
  The  socket  library  function  socket()  creates  a  communications 
  end-point  or  socket  and  returns  a  {file  descriptor}  with  which 
  to  access  that  socket.  The  socket  has  associated  with  it  a 
  socket  address,  consisting  of  a  {port}  number  and  the  local 
  host's  network  address. 
  {Unix  manual  page}:  socket(2). 

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