soles

[ Spanish saw-les ]
/ Spanish ˈsɔ lɛs /

noun

a plural of sol3.

Definition for soles (2 of 7)

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.
Also so.
Compare sol-fa(def 1).

Origin of sol

1
1275–1325; Middle English < Latin solve; see gamut

Definition for soles (3 of 7)

sol

2
[ 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
1575–85; < Old French sol < Late Latin solidus solidus1 compare Italian soldo, Spanish sueldo

Definition for soles (4 of 7)

sole

2
[ sohl ]
/ soʊl /

noun

verb (used with object), soled, sol·ing.

to furnish with a sole, as a shoe.
Golf. to place the sole of (a club) on the ground, as in preparation for a stroke.

Origin of sole

2
1275–1325; Middle English (noun) < Old French < Latin solea sandal, sole, derivative of solum base, bottom
Related formssole·less, adjective

Definition for soles (5 of 7)

sol

3
[ 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
1880–85; < American Spanish: sun, Spanish < Latin sōl

Definition for soles (6 of 7)

sole

3
[ sohl ]
/ soʊl /

noun, plural (especially collectively) sole, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) soles.

a European flatfish, Solea solea, used for food.
any other flatfish of the families Soleidae and Cynoglossidae, having a hooklike snout.

Origin of sole

3
1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Old Provençal < Vulgar Latin *sola (for Latin solea; see sole2), so called from its flat shape; compare Spanish suela, Italian soglia, Portuguese solha

Definition for soles (7 of 7)

sol

4
[ sawl, sol ]
/ sɔl, sɒl /

noun Physical Chemistry.

a fluid colloidal solution.
Compare aerosol, gel.

Origin of sol

4
shortened form of hydrosol
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British Dictionary definitions for soles (1 of 8)

sol

1
/ (sɒl) /

noun

music another name for soh

Word Origin for sol

C14: see gamut

British Dictionary definitions for soles (2 of 8)

sol

2
/ (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 soles (3 of 8)

sol

3
/ (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 soles (4 of 8)

sol

4
/ (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 soles (5 of 8)

Sol

/ (sɒl) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for soles (6 of 8)

sole

1
/ (səʊl) /

adjective

(prenominal) being the only one; only
(prenominal) of or relating to one individual or group and no othersole rights on a patent
law having no wife or husbandSee also feme sole
an archaic word for solitary
Derived Formssoleness, noun

Word Origin for sole

C14: from Old French soule, from Latin sōlus alone

British Dictionary definitions for soles (7 of 8)

sole

2
/ (səʊl) /

noun

verb (tr)

to provide (a shoe) with a sole
golf to rest (the club) on the ground, as when preparing to make a stroke
Derived Formssoleless, adjective

Word Origin for sole

C14: via Old French from Latin solea sandal; probably related to solum the ground

British Dictionary definitions for soles (8 of 8)

sole

3
/ (səʊl) /

noun plural sole or soles

any tongue-shaped flatfish of the family Soleidae, esp Solea solea (European sole): most common in warm seas and highly valued as food fishes
any of certain other similar fishes

Word Origin for sole

C14: via Old French from Vulgar Latin sola (unattested), from Latin solea a sandal (from the fish's shape)
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Medicine definitions for soles (1 of 2)

sol

[ sôl, sōl ]

n.

A colloidal dispersion of a solid in a liquid.

Medicine definitions for soles (2 of 2)

sole

[ sōl ]

n.

The underside of the foot.
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