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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 ?
We were to start before old Sol got in his heavy work, but we haven't had breakfast yet.
I say, Sol," said the woman, "is that ar man going to tote them bar'ls over tonight?
Among the votaries of TERPSICHORE, who disported themselves until Sol gave warning for departure, Wilkins Micawber, Esquire, Junior, and the lovely and accomplished Miss Helena, fourth daughter of Doctor Mell, were particularly remarkable.
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.
One garment was all that Norman of Torn would permit him, and as the sun was hot overhead he selected for the Bishop a bassinet for that single article of apparel, to protect his tonsured pate from the rays of old sol.
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.
At Valparaiso, I have seen a living condor sol for sixpence, but the common price is eight or ten shillings One which I saw brought in, had been tied with rope, an was much injured; yet, the moment the line was cut b which its bill was secured, although surrounded by people it began ravenously to tear a piece of carrion.
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.
I should think sol You should have seen what was going on at the station yesterday
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.