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sol1

[sohl] /soʊl/
noun, Music.
1.
the syllable used for the fifth tone of a diatonic scale.
2.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone G.
Also, so.
Compare sol-fa (def 1).
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Latin solve; see gamut

sol2

[sohl, sol] /soʊl, sɒl/
noun
1.
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

sol3

[sohl, sol; Spanish sawl] /soʊl, sɒl; Spanish sɔl/
noun, plural sols Spanish, soles
[saw-les] /ˈsɔ lɛs/ (Show IPA)
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

sol4

[sawl, sol] /sɔl, sɒl/
noun, Physical Chemistry
1.
a fluid colloidal solution.
Compare aerosol, gel.
Origin
shortened form of hydrosol

Sol

[sol] /sɒl/
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

1.
a combining form meaning “soil” of the kind specified by the initial element:
spodosol.
Origin
< Latin solum soil

Sol.

sol.

1.
2.

S.O.L.

Slang.
1.
strictly out (of) luck.
2.
Vulgar. shit out (of) luck.
Also, SOL.
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British Dictionary definitions for sol

sol1

/sɒl/
noun
1.
(music) another name for soh
Word Origin
C14: see gamut

sol2

/səʊl/
noun
1.
short for new sol
2.
a former French copper or silver coin, usually worth 12 deniers
Word Origin
C16: from Old French, from Late Latin: solidus

sol3

/sɒl/
noun
1.
a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase, esp one in which a solid is suspended in a liquid
Word Origin
C20: shortened from hydrosol

sol4

/sɒl/
noun
1.
(astronomy) a solar day as measured on the planet Mars, equal to 24.65 hours
Word Origin
C20: from Latin sōl the sun

Sol

/sɒl/
noun
1.
the Roman god personifying the sun Greek counterpart Helios
2.
a poetic word for the sun

Sol.

abbreviation
1.
Also Solr. solicitor
2.
(Bible) Solomon
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Word Origin and History for sol

Sol

n.

"the sun personified," mid-15c. (also in Old English), from Latin sol "the sun, sunlight," from PIE *s(e)wol-, variant of root *saewel- "the sun" (cf. Sanskrit suryah, Avestan hvar "sun, light, heavens;" Greek helios; Lithuanian saule; Old Church Slavonic slunice; Gothic sauil, Old English sol "sun," swegl "sky, heavens, the sun;" Welsh haul, Old Cornish heuul, Breton heol "sun;" Old Irish 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 English sun (n.). French soleil (10c.) is from Vulgar Latin *soliculus, diminutive of sol; in Vulgar Latin diminutives had the full meaning of their principal words.

S.O.L.

initialism from shit out of luck (though sometimes euphemised), 1917, World War I military slang. "Applicable to everything from death to being late for mess" [R. Lord, "Captain Boyd's Battery A.E.F."]

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sol in Medicine

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

sol. abbr.
solution

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Slang definitions & phrases for sol

SOL

adverb

Shit out of luck; ruined; kaput: If the press gets ahold of this, we're SOL

[WWI armed forces; fr shit out of luck]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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sol in Technology


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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Related Abbreviations for sol

SOL

shit out of luck

sol.

  1. soluble
  2. solution
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Encyclopedia Article for 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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