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Meaning of SOLACE

Pronunciation:  'sâlis

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.