- a plural of sol3.
- 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
- the bottom or under surface of the foot.
- the corresponding under part of a shoe, boot, or the like, or this part exclusive of the heel.
- the bottom, under surface, or lower part of anything.
- the underside of a plane.
- Golf. the part of the head of the club that touches the ground.
- 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 sole2
- 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 European flatfish, Solea solea, used for food.
- any other flatfish of the families Soleidae and Cynoglossidae, having a hooklike snout.
Origin of sole3
- a fluid colloidal solution.
Origin of sol4
Examples from the Web for soles
He also took cobbling lessons, eventually becoming good enough to do a mediocre job replacing a pair of soles.Adam Sandler Talks Getting Fired From ‘SNL,’ Bad Reviews, and His Desire to Play a Villain
September 12, 2014
Soles followed the eggs, and then came cutlets, and afterwards asparagus.Fruitfulness
There is nothing I am fonder of—— Sometimes I tickle the soles of my feet with it.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Lay it at the bottom of the dish: then take the flesh of soles, small cod, or dressed turbot, and rub it with salt and pepper.
When soles are very large, the best way is to take off the fillets, trim them neatly, and press them dry in a soft cloth.
He looked him over from the soles of his riding-boots to the crown of his periwig.Captain Blood
- 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
- the underside of the footRelated adjectives: plantar, volar
- the underside of a shoe
- the bottom of a furrow
- the bottom of a plough
- the underside of a golf-club head
- the bottom of an oven, furnace, etc
- to provide (a shoe) with a sole
- golf to rest (the club) on the ground, as when preparing to make a stroke
- 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 and History for soles
"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.
"bottom of the foot" ("technically, the planta, corresponding to the palm of the hand," Century Dictionary), early 14c., from Old French sole, from Vulgar Latin *sola, from Latin solea "sandal, bottom of a shoe; a flatfish," from solum "bottom, ground, foundation, lowest point of a thing" (hence "sole of the foot"), of uncertain origin. In English, the meaning "bottom of a shoe or boot" is from late 14c.
"single, alone, having no husband or wife; one and only, singular, unique," late 14c., from Old French soul "only, alone, just," from Latin solus "alone, only, single, sole; forsaken; extraordinary," of unknown origin, perhaps related to se "oneself," from PIE reflexive root *swo- (see so).
common European flatfish, mid-13c., from Old French sole, from Latin solea "a kind of flatfish," originally "sandal" (see sole (n.1)); so called from resemblance of the fish to a flat shoe.
"furnish (a shoe) with a sole," 1560s, from sole (n.1). Related: Soled; soling.
- A colloidal dispersion of a solid in a liquid.
- The underside of the foot.