(Sol"dier*ship), n. Military qualities or state; martial skill; behavior becoming a soldier. [R.]
(Sol"dier*wood`) n. (Bot.) A showy leguminous plant (Calliandra purpurea) of the West
Indies. The flowers have long tassels of purple stamens.
1. A body of soldiers; soldiers, collectivelly; the military.
A camp of faithful soldiery.Milton.
2. Military service. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.
(||Sol"do) n.; pl. Soldi [It. See Sou.] A small Italian coin worth a sou or a cent; the twentieth
part of a lira.
Lemon, or French, sole (Zoöl.), a European species of sole Smooth sole (Zoöl.), the megrim.
(Sole) n. [F. sole, L. solea; so named from its flat shape. See Sole of the foot.] (Zoöl.) (a)
Any one of several species of flatfishes of the genus Solea and allied genera of the family Soleidæ, especially
the common European species which is a valuable food fish. (b) Any one of several American flounders
somewhat resembling the true sole in form or quality, as the California sole the long-finned sole and
(Sole) n. [AS. sole, fr. L. soolea akin to solumround, soil, sole of the foot. Cf. Exile, Saloon,
Soil earth, Sole the fish.]
1. The bottom of the foot; hence, also, rarely, the foot itself.
The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot.Gen. viii. 9.
Hast wandered through the world now long a day,Spenser.
Yet ceasest not thy weary soles to lead.
2. The bottom of a shoe or boot, or the piece of leather which constitutes the bottom.
The "caliga" was a military shoe, with a very thick sole, tied above the instep.Arbuthnot.
3. The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing. Specifially: (a)
(Agric.) The bottom of the body of a plow; called also slade; also, the bottom of a furrow. (b) (Far.)
The horny substance under a horse's foot, which protects the more tender parts. (c) (Fort.) The bottom
of an embrasure. (d) (Naut.) A piece of timber attached to the lower part of the rudder, to make it
even with the false keel. Totten. (e) (Mining) The seat or bottom of a mine; applied to horizontal
veins or lodes.
Sole leather, thick, strong, used for making the soles of boots and shoes, and for other purposes.
(Sole), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Soled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Soling.] To furnish with a sole; as, to sole a
(Sole), a. [L. solus, or OF. sol, F. seul (fr. L. solus; cf. L. sollus whole, entire. Cf. Desolate,
Solemn, Solo, Sullen.]
1. Being or acting without another; single; individual; only. "The sole son of my queen." Shak.
He, be sure . . . first and last will reignMilton.