sols

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.
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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

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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.

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SOL
shit out of luck
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