from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A gold coin of the Roman Empire used in Europe until the 15th century. Also called bezant.
- n. Printing A virgule; a slash.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The line between the numerator and the denominator of a fraction.
- n. A forward slash or virgule.
- n. A late Roman gold coin (after 3rd Century CE); a bezant.
- n. a line, in a phase diagram, below which a given substance is a stable solid and above which solid and liquid are in equilibrium
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gold coin introduced by Constantine the Great to take the place of the aureus, previously the chief coin of the Roman currency.
- n. A sign (/) used to denote the English shilling, representing the old lengthened form of s., as in 2/6, for 2 s. 6 d.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a gold coin of the Byzantine Empire; widely circulated in Europe in the Middle Ages
- n. a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
Middle English, from Late Latin (nummus) solidus, a solid (sesterce), from Latin solidus, solid; see solid.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Late Latin solidus ("an imperial gold coin, in Medieval Latin applied to various coins, also any piece of money"). (Wiktionary)