Syn. Comfort; consolation; alleviation; relief.
(Sol"ace), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Solaced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Solacing ] [OF. solacier, soulacier,
F. solacier, LL. solatiare. See Solace, n.]
1. To cheer in grief or under calamity; to comfort; to relieve in affliction, solitude, or discomfort; to console;
applied to persons; as, to solace one with the hope of future reward.
2. To allay; to assuage; to soothe; as, to solace grief.
Syn. To comfort; assuage; allay. See Comfort.
(Sol"ace), v. i. To take comfort; to be cheered. Shak.
(Sol"ace*ment) n. The act of solacing, or the state of being solaced; also, that which solaces.
(So*la"cious) a. [Cf. OF. solacieux.] Affording solace; as, a solacious voice. [Obs.] Bale.
(Sol`a*na"ceous) a. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to plants of the natural order Solanaceæ, of
which the nightshade (Solanum) is the type. The order includes also the tobacco, ground cherry, tomato,
eggplant, red pepper, and many more.
(So"land) n. (Zoöl.) A solan goose.
(So*lan"der) n. See Sallenders.
(So"lan goose`) [Icel. sla; akin to Norw. sula.] (Zoöl.) The common gannet.
(So*la"ni*a) n. [NL.] (Chem.) Solanine.
(So*lan"i*cine) n. [See Solanine.] (Chem.) An alkaloid produced by the action of hydrochloric
acid on solanidine, as a tasteless yellow crystalline substance.
(So*lan"i*dine) n. [See Solanine.] (Chem.) An alkaloid produced by the decomposition of
solanine, as a white crystalline substance having a harsh bitter taste.
(Sol"a*nine) n. [L. solanum nightshade.] (Chem.) A poisonous alkaloid glucoside extracted
from the berries of common nightshade (Solanum nigrum), and of bittersweet, and from potato sprouts,
as a white crystalline substance having an acrid, burning taste; called also solonia, and solanina.
(||So*la"no) [Sp., fr. L. solanus (sc. ventus), from sol the sun.] A hot, oppressive wind which
sometimes blows in the Mediterranean, particularly on the eastern coast of Spain.
(Sol"a*noid) a. [Solanum + -oid.] (Med.) Resembling a potato; said of a kind of cancer.
(So*la"num) n. [L., nightshade.] (Bot.) A genus of plants comprehending the potato (S. tuberosum),
the eggplant (S. melongena, and several hundred other species; nightshade.
(So"lar) n. [OE. soler, AS. solere, L. solarium, from sol the sun. See Solar, a.] A loft or
upper chamber; a garret room. [Obs.] [Written also soler, solere, sollar.] Oxf. Gloss.
(So"lar), a. [L. solaris, fr. sol the sun; akin to As. sol, Icel. sol, Goth. sauil, Lith. saule, W.
haul,. sul, Skr. svar, perhaps to E. sun:F. solaire. Cf. Parasol. Sun.]
1. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as, the solar system; solar light; solar rays; solar
influence. See Solar system, below.