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Meaning of SOLACE

Pronunciation:  'sâlis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his presence was a consolation to her"
  2. [n]  the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment; "second place was no consolation to him"
  3. [n]  comfort in disappointment or misery
  4. [v]  give moral or emotional strength to
 

SOLACE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: comfort, comfort, consolation, consolation, console, solacement, solacement, soothe
 
 See Also: allay, bright side, calm, calm down, cold comfort, comfort, comfort, comfortableness, ease, lull, ministration, quiet, quieten, relief, relieve, silver lining, still, succor, succour, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sol"ace\, n. [OF. solas, ssoulaz, L. solacium, solatium,
    fr. solari to comfort, console. Cf. {Console}, v. t.]
    1. Comfort in grief; alleviation of grief or anxiety; also,
       that which relieves in distress; that which cheers or
       consoles; relief.
    
             In business of mirth and of solace.   --Chaucer.
    
             The proper solaces of age are not music and
             compliments, but wisdom and devotion. --Rambler.
    
    2. Rest; relaxation; ease. [Obs.]
    
             To make his steed some solace.        --Chaucer.
    
    Syn: Comfort; consolation; alleviation; relief.
    
    
  2. \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}.
    
    
  3. \Sol"ace\, v. i.
    To take comfort; to be cheered. --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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