sol

1 of 6

noun (1)

variants or less commonly so
: the fifth note of the major scale in solfège

sol

2 of 6

noun (2)

ˈsäl How to pronounce sol (audio)
ˈsȯl
: an old French coin equal to 12 deniers
also : a corresponding unit of value

sol

3 of 6

noun (3)

ˈsäl How to pronounce sol (audio)
ˈsȯl
plural soles ˈsō-(ˌ)lās How to pronounce sol (audio)
: the basic monetary unit of Peru from 1930 to 1985 and since 1991 see Money Table

sol

4 of 6

noun (4)

ˈsäl How to pronounce sol (audio)
ˈsȯl
: a fluid colloidal system
especially : one in which the medium is a liquid

sol

5 of 6

abbreviation

soluble

Sol

6 of 6

noun (5)

1
: the Roman god of the sun compare helios
2
: sun

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Medieval Latin sol; from the syllable sung to this note in a medieval hymn to St. John the Baptist

Noun (2)

Middle French — more at sou

Noun (3)

American Spanish, from Spanish, sun, from Latin

Noun (4)

-sol (as in hydrosol), from solution

Noun (5)

Middle English, from Latin

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1583, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1883, in the meaning defined above

Noun (4)

1899, in the meaning defined above

Noun (5)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sol was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Sol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sol. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

sol 1 of 3

noun

: the fifth note of the musical scale

sol

2 of 3

noun

ˈsäl,
ˈsȯl
plural soles
ˈsō-ˌlās
1
: the basic unit of money of Peru
2
: a coin representing one sol

sol

3 of 3

noun

ˈsäl,
ˈsȯl
: a colloid in which tiny solid particles are scattered throughout a liquid

Medical Definition

: a fluid colloidal system
especially : one in which the dispersion medium is a liquid

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