sol

1
[ sohl ]
/ soʊl /

noun Music.

the syllable used for the fifth tone of a diatonic scale.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone G.

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Compare sol-fa (def. 1).

Origin of sol

1
First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English, from Latin solve “free”;see origin at gamut

Definition for sol (2 of 9)

sol2
[ sohl, sol ]
/ soʊl, sɒl /

noun

a former coin and money of account of France, the 20th part of a livre and equal to 12 deniers: originally gold, later silver, finally copper, it was discontinued in 1794.
Also sou.

Origin of sol

2
First recorded in 1575–85; from Old French sol (French sou ), from Late Latin solidus; compare Italian soldo, Spanish sueldo; see origin at solidus1

Definition for sol (3 of 9)

sol3
[ sohl, sol; Spanish sawl ]
/ soʊl, sɒl; Spanish sɔl /

noun, plural sols, Spanish so·les [saw-les]. /ˈsɔ lɛs/.

a bronze coin and monetary unit of Peru, equal to 100 centavos. Abbreviation: S.
Also called libra . a former gold coin of Peru.

Origin of sol

3
First recorded in 1880–85; from Spanish: literally, “sun,” from Latin sōl

Definition for sol (4 of 9)

sol4
[ sawl, sol ]
/ sɔl, sɒl /

noun Physical Chemistry.

a fluid colloidal solution.

Origin of sol

4
First recorded in 1895–1900; shortened form of hydrosol

Definition for sol (5 of 9)

Sol
[ sol ]
/ sɒl /

noun

an ancient Roman god personifying the sun.
the sun, personified by the Romans as a god.
a male given name, form of Solomon.

Definition for sol (6 of 9)

SOL

or S.O.L.


abbreviation Slang.

shit out (of) luck (a euphemistic initialism used to avoid explicit vulgarity). See shit (def. 28).
strictly out (of) luck.

Definition for sol (7 of 9)

-sol

a combining form meaning “soil” of the kind specified by the initial element: spodosol.

Origin of -sol

From the Latin word solum soil

Definition for sol (8 of 9)

sol.

abbreviation

soluble.
solution.

Definition for sol (9 of 9)

Sol.

abbreviation

Solicitor.
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British Dictionary definitions for sol (1 of 6)

sol1
/ (sɒl) /

noun

music another name for soh

Word Origin for sol

C14: see gamut

British Dictionary definitions for sol (2 of 6)

sol2
/ (səʊl) /

noun

short for new sol
a former French copper or silver coin, usually worth 12 deniers

Word Origin for sol

C16: from Old French, from Late Latin: solidus

British Dictionary definitions for sol (3 of 6)

sol3
/ (sɒl) /

noun

a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase, esp one in which a solid is suspended in a liquid

Word Origin for sol

C20: shortened from hydrosol

British Dictionary definitions for sol (4 of 6)

sol4
/ (sɒl) /

noun

astronomy a solar day as measured on the planet Mars, equal to 24.65 hours

Word Origin for sol

C20: from Latin sōl the sun

British Dictionary definitions for sol (5 of 6)

Sol
/ (sɒl) /

noun

the Roman god personifying the sunGreek counterpart: Helios
a poetic word for the sun

British Dictionary definitions for sol (6 of 6)

Sol.

abbreviation for

Also: Solr solicitor
Bible Solomon
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Medical definitions for sol (1 of 2)

sol
[ sôl, sōl ]

n.

A colloidal dispersion of a solid in a liquid.

Medical definitions for sol (2 of 2)

sol.

abbr.

solution
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