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 (sŏl, sōl)
The sun.

[Middle English, from Latin sōl; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots.]

sol 1

 (sōl) also so (sō)
n. Music
The fifth tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin; see gamut.]

sol 2

An old French coin worth 12 deniers.

[French, from Old French, from Late Latin solidus, solidus; see solidus.]

sol 3

n. pl. so·les (sō′lĕs)
See Table at currency.

[Spanish, sun (from the drawing on the coin), from Latin sōl, sun; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots.]

sol 4

 (sôl, sōl)
A colloidal solution.

[From solution.]


(Music, other) music another name for soh
[C14: see gamut]


1. (Currencies) short for new sol
2. (Currencies) a former French copper or silver coin, usually worth 12 deniers
[C16: from Old French, from Late Latin: solidus]


(Chemistry) a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase, esp one in which a solid is suspended in a liquid
[C20: shortened from hydrosol]


(Astronomy) astronomy a solar day as measured on the planet Mars, equal to 24.65 hours
[C20: from Latin sōl the sun]


1. (Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman god personifying the sun. Greek counterpart: Helios
2. (Poetry) a poetic word for the sun



also so

the musical syllable for the fifth tone of a diatonic scale.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Latin solve; see gamut]


(soʊl, sɒl)

also sou

a former coin and money of account of France.
[1575–85; < Old French sol < Late Latin solidus solidus1]


(soʊl, sɒl; Sp. sɔl)

n., pl. sols, Sp. so•les (ˈsɔ lɛs)
the basic monetary unit of Peru.
[1880–85; < American Spanish: sun, Sp < Latin sōl]


(sɔl, sɒl)

a fluid colloidal solution.



1. a personification of the sun.
2. the Roman god of the sun, identified with the Greek god Helios.


a combining form meaning “soil” of the kind specified by the initial element: spodosol.
[< Latin solum soil]


1. Solicitor.
2. Solomon.


A liquid solution or suspension of a colloid.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sol - a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase in which a solid is suspended in a liquid
colloid - a mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension
2.Sol - (Roman mythology) ancient Roman god; personification of the sun; counterpart of Greek Helios
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
3.sol - the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
solfa syllable - one of the names for notes of a musical scale in solmization
References in classic literature ?
Your Honor," Watson said next day to the village Justice, a well to do farmer and graduate, thirty years before, from a cow college, "since this Sol Witberg has seen fit to charge me with battery, following upon my charge of battery against him, I would suggest that both cases be lumped together.
And thus was Sol Witberg given a liberal education in the art of perjury.
The Justice looked at Carter Watson's bruised and swollen visage, and turned to glare at Sol Witberg.
Watson took advantage of the opportunity to wink at Sol Witberg, but that much-abused gentleman saw nothing humorous in the situation.
Solomon Rout (frequently alluded to as Long Sol, Old Sol, or Father Rout), from finding himself almost invariably the tallest man on board every ship he joined, had acquired the habit of a stooping, leisurely condescension.
I christened her Maria del Sol, because she was my first child and I dedicated her to the glorious sun of Castile; but her mother calls her Sally and her brother Pudding-Face.
I should think sol You should have seen what was going on at the station yesterday
One of the constables I drew to the life; nor did I forget a certain Sol Glenhart, as rotten a police judge as was to be found between the seas.
Incidentally, my picture of Sol Glenhart, the police judge, was good.
And there, under his purple panoply, nose crooked like a Napoleonic eagle and eyes glittering and beady, sat Sol Glenhart.
We were to start before old Sol got in his heavy work, but we haven't had breakfast yet.
Well, the treasury has just let it to Guillaume Alixandre, historian, for six hivres, eight sols, parisian, a year.