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Plural of sol3.



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.
References in classic literature ?
Why should I mind the soles of my feet coming through my boots?
When he breakfasted or dined all the resources of the club--its kitchens and pantries, its buttery and dairy--aided to crowd his table with their most succulent stores; he was served by the gravest waiters, in dress coats, and shoes with swan-skin soles, who proffered the viands in special porcelain, and on the finest linen; club decanters, of a lost mould, contained his sherry, his port, and his cinnamon-spiced claret; while his beverages were refreshingly cooled with ice, brought at great cost from the American lakes.
Having pricked and grievously tom the soles of his feet, he accused the Bramble because, when he had fled to her for assistance, she had used him worse than the hedge itself.
than those which your April greensward gives your cows to browse upon; while I, a poet, am hooted, and shiver, and owe twelve sous, and the soles of my shoes are so transparent, that they might serve as glasses for your lantern
The trousers were finished off with thick boots, weighted with heavy leaden soles.
A Newspaper Reporter who had just arrived escaped by climbing a hill near by, and there he found the Sole Survivor of the expedition - a mule-driver - down on his knees behind a mesquite bush, praying with extreme fervour.
But he took the position, nevertheless; acting as legal representative of the sole Executor under the second Will.
I's gwine to be sole into slavery, en in a year you's gwine to buy yo' ole mammy free ag'in.
It was an evil action, of course, but it was the sole means of escape, and better not to brood over these fearful facts.
But in America, the coins current being the sole arms of the aristocracy, their display may be said, in general, to be the sole means of the aristocratic distinction; and the populace, looking always upward for models,,are insensibly led to confound the two entirely separate ideas of magnificence and beauty.
And, indeed, it was terrible and wonderful; for it is we alone who, swayed by the audacity of our minds and the tremors of our hearts, are the sole artisans of all the wonder and romance of the world.
Yet I had read, I had even written a precise history of the Borgia family, for the sole purpose of assuring myself whether any increase of fortune had occurred to them on the death of the Cardinal Caesar Spada; but could only trace the acquisition of the property of the Cardinal Rospigliosi, his companion in misfortune.