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Meaning of SOLVE

Pronunciation:  sâlv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  find the solution to (a problem or question) or udnerstand the meaning of; "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"
  2. [v]  find the solution to; "solve an equation"

SOLVE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: figure out, lick, puzzle out, work, work out
 See Also: answer, break, calculate, cipher, compute, cypher, factorise, factorize, figure, guess, infer, reason, reckon, resolve, riddle, strike, understand



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Solve\ (s[o^]lv), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Solved}
    (s[o^]lvd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Solving}.] [L. solvere, solutum;
    from a prefix so- expressing separation (cf. {Sober}) + luere
    to loosen; cf. OF. soldre, soudre. See {Loose}, and cf.
    To explain; to resolve; to unfold; to clear up (what is
    obscure or difficult to be understood); to work out to a
    result or conclusion; as, to solve a doubt; to solve
    difficulties; to solve a problem.
          True piety would effectually solve such scruples.
          God shall solve the dark decrees of fate. --Tickell.
    Syn: To explain; resolve; unfold; clear up.
  2. \Solve\, n.
    A solution; an explanation. [Obs.] --Shak.
Computing Dictionary

Parallel object-oriented language. "Message Pattern Specifications: A New Technique for Handling Errors in Parallel Object- Oriented Systems", J.A. Purchase et al, SIGPLAN Notices 25(10):116-125 (OOPSLA/ECOOP '90) (Oct 1990).

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This Latin term, which is frequently used in medicine and pharmacy, means "dissolve".