- c638–c558 b.c., Athenian statesman.
- (often lowercase) a wise lawgiver.
- a town in N Ohio.
Related Words for solonscholar, expert, professor, intellectual, philosopher, buff, cognoscenti, thinker, auger, egghead, savant, brain, bookworm, teacher, solon
Examples from the Web for solon
Historical Examples of solon
Solon was enjoying his certainty that he held the key to the situation.
Solon, regardless of his cooling kitchen, stood at the door and watched her.
Handkerchiefs for the schoolmaster, stockings and gloves for Solon!
This was abolished by Solon, except in the case of unchastity.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
I guess I was mistaken, or 'twas just one of Solon Taylor's young ones.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
- ?638–?559 bc, Athenian statesman, who introduced economic, political, and legal reforms
Word Origin and History for solon
"legislator," 1620s, from Greek Solon, name of early lawgiver of Athens, one of the seven sages. Often, especially in U.S., applied (with perhaps a whiff of sarcasm) by journalists to Congressmen, township supervisors, etc. It also is a useful short headline word.