WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
sol1  (sōl), 
n. [Music.]
  1. Music and Dancethe syllable used for the fifth tone of a diatonic scale.
  2. Music and Dance(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone G.
Also,so. Cf.sol-fa (def. 1).
  • Latin solve; see gamut
  • Middle English 1275–1325

sol2  (sōl, sol), 
  1. Currencya 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.
Also,sou. Cf.solidus 1 (def. 2).
  • Late Latin solidus solidus; compare Italian soldo, Spanish sueldo
  • Old French sol
  • 1575–85

sol3  (sōl, sol; Sp. sôl), 
n., pl. sols,  Sp.so•les 
  1. Currencya bronze coin and monetary unit of Peru, equal to 100 centavos. Abbr.: S.
  2. CurrencyAlso called libra. a former gold coin of Peru.
  • Latin sōl
  • American Spanish: sun, Spanish
  • 1880–85

sol4  (sôl, sol), 
n. [Physical Chem.]
  1. Chemistrya fluid colloidal solution. Cf.aerosol, gel. 
Etymology:shortened form of hydrosol

Sol  (sol), 
  1. Mythologyan ancient Roman god personifying the sun.
  2. Mythologythe sun, personified by the Romans as a god.
  3. a male given name, form of Solomon. 

  • a combining form meaning "soil'' of the kind specified by the initial element:spodosol.
  • Etymology: Latin solum soil

  • Solicitor.
  • See Song of Solomon. 

  • sol., 
  • Chemistrysoluble.
  • Chemistrysolution.

  • S.O.L., [Slang.]
    1. Slang Termsstrictly out (of ) luck.
    2. Slang Terms[Vulgar.]shit out (of ) luck.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    Sol /sɒl/ n
    1. the Roman god personifying the sun
    2. a poetic word for the sun

    sol /sɒl/ n
    1. another name for soh
    Etymology: 14th Century: see gamut
    sol /sɒl/ n
    1. a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase, esp one in which a solid is suspended in a liquid
    Etymology: 20th Century: shortened from hydrosol

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