sol

1 of 6

noun (1)

variants or less commonly
: 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

Examples of sol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Wiping the soles of your shoes before stepping on a mat. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 6 June 2024 But other than that the soles are the same, the leather is the same, the profile is the same. Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer, 5 June 2024 Massage oil: If you are stressed out because of your lack of sleep, try putting essential oils on your temples, wrists, neck, soles, or feet. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 4 June 2024 These boots are made from durable PVC and have non-slip soles. Casey Clark, Parents, 1 June 2024 These boots are made from lightweight, water-resistant rubber, and feature soles with incredible traction. Casey Clark, Parents, 1 June 2024 Golden Goose's leather, suede and canvas-style sneakers with rubber soles retail for roughly $500 to $900 a pair, while some limited-edition styles fetch thousands. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 29 May 2024 The brand, favored by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon, and Michael Phelps, is easily recognized by its yellowed, weathered soles and knotted laces, somewhat deceiving of its $740 price tag. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 28 May 2024 In addition to a velcro closure, these See Kai Run Stevie sneakers have a padded tongue and durable soles. Quincy Bulin, Parents, 20 May 2024

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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 22 Jun. 2024.

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
Etymology

Noun

from Latin sol "the fifth note of the scale"

Noun

American Spanish, from Spanish, "sun," from Latin

Noun

derived from solution

Medical Definition

sol

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

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