- the syllable used for the fifth tone of a diatonic scale.
- (in the fixed system of solmization) the tone G.
Origin of sol1
- 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.
Origin of sol2
- 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 sol3
- a fluid colloidal solution.
Origin of sol4
- an ancient Roman god personifying the sun.
- the sun, personified by the Romans as a god.
- a male given name, form of Solomon.
- a combining form meaning “soil” of the kind specified by the initial element: spodosol.
Origin of -sol
- strictly out (of) luck.
- Vulgar. shit out (of) luck.
Examples from the Web for sol
Some people turn nit into “night,” and the sol is solar, though it may be “salt” in Russian.The Collector: Rebecca Solnit on Textual Pleasure, Punk, and More
July 2, 2013
“I hope they get taken to jail,” tweeted Sol Micaela on Tuesday.Marita Defendants Acquitted in Devastating Setback for Susana Trimarco
Scott C. Johnson
December 12, 2012
John Baldesssari received a second trophy and made an even shorter one, thanking Giotto, Goya, Matisse, Duchamp, and Sol LeWitt.My Biennale Favorites
June 8, 2009
PaceWildenstein showed gouaches by Sol LeWitt, and Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art has landscapes by Hans Hoffman.Re-Framing the Art Market
Judith H. Dobrzynski
February 23, 2009
There's one thing I'm going to ask about on my next trip to Sol—if I make one!Satellite System
Horace Brown Fyfe
That's Sol Cobb's henhouse and the old rooster is in, judgin' by the signs.
Well, if there is a ghost in that room it'll have its hands full with Sol Cobb.
All days, Christmas or any other, are alike to Sol when there's a dollar to be sighted with a spyglass.
She'd ought to have married Sol Berry when she had the chance.The Depot Master
Joseph C. Lincoln
- music another name for soh
- short for new sol
- a former French copper or silver coin, usually worth 12 deniers
- a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase, esp one in which a solid is suspended in a liquid
- astronomy a solar day as measured on the planet Mars, equal to 24.65 hours
- the Roman god personifying the sunGreek counterpart: Helios
- a poetic word for the sun
- Also: Solr solicitor
- Bible Solomon
Word Origin and History for sol
"the sun personified," mid-15c. (also in Old English), from Latin sol "the sun, sunlight," from PIE *s(e)wol-, variant of root *saewel- "the sun" (cf. Sanskrit suryah, Avestan hvar "sun, light, heavens;" Greek helios; Lithuanian saule; Old Church Slavonic slunice; Gothic sauil, Old English sol "sun," swegl "sky, heavens, the sun;" Welsh haul, Old Cornish heuul, Breton heol "sun;" Old Irish suil "eye").
The PIE element -*el- in the root originally was a suffix and had an alternative form -*en-, yielding *s(u)wen-, source of English sun (n.). French soleil (10c.) is from Vulgar Latin *soliculus, diminutive of sol; in Vulgar Latin diminutives had the full meaning of their principal words.
initialism from shit out of luck (though sometimes euphemised), 1917, World War I military slang. "Applicable to everything from death to being late for mess" [R. Lord, "Captain Boyd's Battery A.E.F."]
- A colloidal dispersion of a solid in a liquid.