Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The fifth tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
  • noun An old French coin worth 12 deniers.
  • noun A colloidal solution.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An old French coin, the twentieth part of the livre, and equivalent to twelve deniers. At the revolution it was superseded by the sou.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The sun. See Phœbus.
  • noun In heraldry, a tincture, the metal or, or gold, in blazoning by planets, as in the arms of sovereigns. See blazon, n., 2.
  • noun In alchemy, gold.
  • noun 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.
  • noun An abbreviation of Solicitor.
  • noun An abbreviation of solution.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase in which a solid is suspended in a liquid
  • noun (Roman mythology) ancient Roman god; personification of the sun; counterpart of Greek Helios
  • noun 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.]

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

[Spanish, sun (from the drawing on the coin), from Latin sōl, sun; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots.]

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

[French, from Old French, from Late Latin solidus, solidus; see solidus.]

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

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

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From Latin sol ("sun")

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From Old French sol, from Latin solidus

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An abbreviation of solution

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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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • (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.

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  • 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.

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

    February 1, 2009