sol

sol

1 [sohl]
Also, so.
Compare sol-fa ( def 1 ).


Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English < Latin solve; see gamut

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sol

2 [sohl, sol]
noun
a 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.
Compare solidus1 ( def 2 ).


Origin:
1575–85; < Old French sol < Late Latin solidus solidus; compare Italian soldo, Spanish sueldo

sol

3 [sohl, sol; Spanish sawl]
noun, plural sols Spanish, soles [saw-les] .
1.
a bronze coin and monetary unit of Peru, equal to 100 centavos. Abbreviation: S.
2.
Also called libra. a former gold coin of Peru.

Origin:
1880–85; < American Spanish: sun, Spanish < Latin sōl

sol

4 [sawl, sol] .
noun Physical Chemistry.
a fluid colloidal solution.
Compare aerosol, gel.


Origin:
shortened form of hydrosol

Sol

[sol]
noun
1.
an ancient Roman god personifying the sun.
2.
the sun, personified by the Romans as a god.
3.
a male given name, form of Solomon.

-sol

a combining form meaning “soil” of the kind specified by the initial element: spodosol.

Origin:
< Latin solum soil

sol.

S.O.L.

Slang.
1.
strictly out (of) luck.
2.
Vulgar. shit out (of) luck.
Also, SOL.
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sol1 (sɒl)
 
n
music another name for soh
 
[C14: see gamut]

sol2 (səʊl)
 
n
1.  short for new sol
2.  a former French copper or silver coin, usually worth 12 deniers
 
[C16: from Old French, from Late Latin: solidus]

sol3 (sɒl)
 
n
a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase, esp one in which a solid is suspended in a liquid
 
[C20: shortened from hydrosol]

sol4 (sɒl)
 
n
astronomy a solar day as measured on the planet Mars, equal to 24.65 hours
 
[C20: from Latin sōl the sun]

Sol (sɒl)
 
n
1.  Greek counterpart: Helios the Roman god personifying the sun
2.  a poetic word for the sun

Sol.
 
abbreviation for
1.  Also: Solr solicitor
2.  Bible Solomon

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Word Origin & History

Sol
"the sun," mid-15c., from L. sol "the sun," from PIE *s(e)wol-, from base *saewel- "to shine, the sun" (cf. Skt. suryah, Avestan hvar "sun, light, heavens;" Gk. helios; Lith. saule; O.C.S. slunice; Goth. sauil, O.E. sol "sun," swegl "sky, heavens, the sun;" Welsh haul, O.Cornish heuul, Breton heol "sun;"
O.Ir. suil "eye"). The PIE element -*el- in the root originally was a suffix and had an alternative form -*en-, yielding *s(u)wen-, source of Eng. sun (q.v.).
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Medical Dictionary

sol (sôl, sōl)
n.
A colloidal dispersion of a solid in a liquid.

sol. abbr.
solution

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Slang Dictionary

shit out of luck definition


and SOL
  1. phr. & comp. abb.
    Completely out of luck. (Usually objectionable.) : Sorry. U R SOL.
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Computing Dictionary

SOL definition


1. Simulation Oriented Language.
2. Second-Order lambda-calculus.
3. Semantic Operating Language. Language for manipulating semantic networks for building cognitive models, particularly for natural language understanding. "Explorations in Cognition", D.A. Norman et al, W.H. Freeman 1974.
4. Shit Outta Luck.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
SOL
shit out of luck
sol.
  1. soluble

  2. solution

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sol

in physical chemistry, a colloid (aggregate of very fine particles dispersed in a continuous medium) in which the particles are solid and the dispersion medium is fluid. If the dispersion medium is water, the colloid may be called a hydrosol; and if air, an aerosol. Lyophobic (Greek: "liquid-hating") sols are characterized by particles that are not strongly attracted to molecules of the dispersion medium and that are relatively easily coagulated and precipitated. Lyophilic ("liquid-loving") sols are more stable and more closely resemble true solutions. Many sols are intermediate between lyophobic and lyophilic types. Compare gel.

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