Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music The fifth tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
  • n. An old French coin worth 12 deniers.
  • n. See Table at currency.
  • n. A colloidal solution.

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  • n. The fifth step in the solfège scale of C (Ut), preceded by fa and followed by la.
  • n. A solar day on Mars (equivalent to 24 hours, 39 minutes, 35 seconds).
  • n. Gold.
  • n. A Spanish-American gold or silver coin, now the main currency unit of Peru (also new sol), or a coin of this value.
  • n. A type of colloid in which a solid is dispersed in a liquid.
  • n. An old French coin consisting of 12 deniers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The sun.
  • n. Gold; -- so called from its brilliancy, color, and value.
  • n. A syllable applied in solmization to the note G, or to the fifth tone of any diatonic scale.
  • n. The tone itself.
  • n. A sou.
  • n. A silver and gold coin of Peru. The silver sol is the unit of value, and is worth about 68 cents.
  • n. A fluid mixture of a colloid and a liquid; a liquid colloidal solution or suspension.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sun. See Phœbus.
  • n. In heraldry, a tincture, the metal or, or gold, in blazoning by planets, as in the arms of sovereigns. See blazon, n., 2.
  • n. In alchemy, gold.
  • n. An old French coin, the twentieth part of the livre, and equivalent to twelve deniers. At the revolution it was superseded by the sou.
  • n. A current silver coin of Peru, of the same weight and fineness as the French 5-franc piece. Gold pieces of 1, 2, 5, 10, and 20 sols are also struck. Also sole.
  • n. In solmization, the syllable used for the fifth tone of the scale, or dominant. In the scale of C this tone is G, which is therefore called sol in France, Italy, etc.
  • n. An abbreviation of solution.
  • n. An abbreviation of Solicitor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase in which a solid is suspended in a liquid
  • n. (Roman mythology) ancient Roman god; personification of the sun; counterpart of Greek Helios
  • n. the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Medieval Latin; see gamut.
French, from Old French, from Late Latin solidus, solidus; see solidus.
Spanish, sun (from the drawing on the coin), from Latin sōl, sun.
From solution.

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From Latin solve in the hymn for St. John the Baptist all note names were take from.

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From Latin sol ("sun")

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From Spanish sol ("sun"), itself from Latin sol ("sun")

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An abbreviation of solution

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From Old French sol, from Latin solidus

Examples

  • And while they battled, the sun stood still. solstice is derived from the Latin word sol, which means sun, and sistere, which means to stand still.

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  • We have just passed the summer solstice, (from the Latin sol for sun and sistere for standing still) the time when the earth “stands still” in a moment that has come to mark the separation of seasons.

    Solstice

  • Priyanka of Lajawaab showcases the coconut in this pretty pink Solkadhi, a medley of coconut milk and a special fruit called the sol or amsul.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • A sol is a Martian day, which lasts 24 hours, 39 minutes, 35 seconds.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • They are usually created by adding an acid to a liquid with a solid suspended in it, known as a sol, or illuminating a sol with a flash of UV light.

    New way to Transport Liquids…Solidify them | Impact Lab

  • (A sol is the standard silver coin of Peru, and is worth in United States gold about fifty cents.) "Half a dollar a day more will look mighty big to them," went on the contractor.

    Tom Swift and His Big Tunnel, or, the Hidden City of the Andes

  • His program note explains the gyrations: "In L.S.O., L equals the solfège syllable la, which is the note A; S becomes the note that is known as Es pronounced s in German, which is what English speakers call E flat; and O elides with the preceding S to suggest the solfège syllable sol, which is the note G."

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  • When one of them is seen going along, people say: that is the sol, that is the mi, or that is the re of M. Narischkin.

    Ten Years' Exile

  • Black Ink is a crossword sol ving application for Mac OS X, Black Ink's intuitive interface and advanced puzzle solving tools are a joy for crossword lovers of all ages and skills.

    Mac Game Files

  • go where. i'm not in a bad mood, its just see- i'm hanging around in my boxers & i'd have to put clothes on again & they're all wet, &. there was this cheesy movie on called sol goode & it wasn't that bad & at the end the the boy got the girl. & it had a cowboy in it named happy.

    mordicai: crown me king!

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  • In Slovene: "salt" (fem., sg. gen.: solí)

    February 1, 2009