Meaning of SOL in English

I. ˈsōl, chiefly Brit ˈsäl noun

also soh or so ˈsō

( -s )

Etymology: sol, Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin solve purge, a word begun on this note in a medieval hymn to St. John the Baptist; soh, so, alterations of sol due to simplification of -l l- in singing the sequence sol la in the ascending scale

1. : the fifth tone of the diatonic scale in solmization

2. : the tone G in the fixed-do system

II. transitive verb

obsolete : to sing sol to

III. ˈsäl, in sense 3 “ or ˈsȯl noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin — more at solar

1. usually capitalized : sun

2. : gold as used in alchemy


[Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, sun, from Latin]

: the sunny side or section of a bullfight arena — compare sombra

IV. ˈsäl, ˈsȯl noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French — more at sou

: an old French coin equal to 12 deniers or 1/20 livre ; also : a corresponding unit of value

V. noun

( plural so·les ˈsō(ˌ)lās)

Etymology: American Spanish, from Spanish, sun, from Latin; from the device on the coin


a. : a Peruvian monetary unit equal to 1/10 libra or pound used before 1930

b. : the basic monetary unit of Peru since 1930 — see money table

2. : a coin or note representing one Peruvian sol unit

VI. ˈsäl, ˈsȯl, ˈsōl noun

( -s )

Etymology: -sol (as in hydrosol, alcosol ), from solution

1. : a fluid colloidal system: as

a. : a dispersion of solid particles in a liquid colloidal solution — compare gel

b. : aerosol 1

2. : a fraction of a high-molecular-weight compound (as rubber) that dissolves or disperses in a solvent (as ether)

VII. abbreviation

1. soldier

2. solenoid

3. solicitor

4. soluble

5. solution

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