What does solace mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consolation, solace, solacementnoun

    the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment

    "second place was no consolation to him"

  2. solace, solacementnoun

    comfort in disappointment or misery

  3. consolation, comfort, solaceverb

    the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction

    "his presence was a consolation to her"

  4. comfort, soothe, console, solaceverb

    give moral or emotional strength to


  1. solacenoun

    Comfort or consolation in a time of distress.

  2. solacenoun

    A source of comfort or consolation.

    You cannot put a monetary value on emotional solace. It is priceless, and highly treasured by many.

  3. solaceverb

    To give solace to; comfort; cheer; console.

  4. solaceverb

    To allay or assuage.

  5. Etymology: From solas, from solacium

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Solacenoun

    Comfort; pleasure; alleviation; that which gives comfort or pleasure; recreation; amusement.

    Etymology: solatium, Latin.

    If we have that which is meet and right, although they be glad, we are not to envy them this their solace; we do not think it a duty of ours to be in every such thing their tormentors. Richard Hooker.

    Therein sat a lady fresh and fair,
    Making sweet solace to herself alone;
    Sometimes she sung as loud as lark in air,
    Sometimes she laugh’d, that nigh her breath was gone. F. Q.

    Great joy he promis’d to his thoughts, and new
    Solace in her return. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    If I would delight my private hours
    With musick or with poem, where so soon
    As in our native language can I find
    That solace? John Milton, Paradise Regain’d.

    Though sight be lost,
    Life yet hath many solaces, enjoy’d
    Where other senses want not their delights,
    At home in leisure and domestick ease,
    Exempt from many a care and chance, to which
    Eye-sight exposes daily men abroad. John Milton, Agonistes.

    Through waters, and through flames I’ll go,
    Suff’rer and solace of thy woe. Matthew Prior.

  2. To Solaceverb

    To comfort; to cheer; to amuse.

    Etymology: solacier, old French; solazzare, Italian; solatium, Latin.

    We will with some strange pastime solace them. William Shakespeare.

    The birds with song
    Solac’d the woods. John Milton.

  3. To Solaceverb

    To take comfort; to be recreated. The neutral sense is obsolete.

    Give me leave to go;
    Sorrow would solace, and my age would ease. William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    One poor and loving child,
    But one thing to rejoice and solace in,
    And cruel death hath catch’d it from my sight. William Shakespeare.

    Were they to be rul’d, and not to rule,
    This sickly land might solace as before. William Shakespeare, R. III.


  1. solace

    Consolation, consolement, and solace are terms referring to psychological comfort given to someone who has suffered severe, upsetting loss, such as the death of a loved one. It is typically provided by expressing shared regret for that loss and highlighting the hope for positive events in the future. Consolation is an important topic arising in history, the arts, philosophy, and psychology.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solaceverb

    comfort in grief; alleviation of grief or anxiety; also, that which relieves in distress; that which cheers or consoles; relief

  2. Solaceverb

    rest; relaxation; ease

  3. Solacenoun

    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

  4. Solacenoun

    to allay; to assuage; to soothe; as, to solace grief

  5. Solaceverb

    to take comfort; to be cheered


  1. Solace

    Solace is a heavy metal band hailing from the Jersey Shore, United States. Formed in 1996 by the remaining members of Atlantic Records artist Godspeed, Solace is most well known in the stoner rock genre, but as guitarist and founding member Tommy Southard has said "We're not a stoner band, we're a rock 'n' roll band—a hard rock band, a metal band." This idea was reaffirmed by iTunes.com in 2010 when they voted the band's third studio album A.D. "2010 Metal Album of the Year". However, their live performances at Stoner Rock festivals such as America's Emissions from the Monolith and Europe's Roadburn Festival, have rooted them just as deeply in that genre.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Solace

    sol′ās, n. consolation, comfort in distress: relief: (obs.) pleasure, amusement.—v.t. to comfort in distress: to console: to allay.—n. Sol′acement, the act of solacing: the state of being solaced.—adj. Solā′cious (obs.), affording pleasure. [O. Fr. solas—L. solatiumsolāri, -ātus, to comfort in distress.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of solace in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of solace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of solace in a Sentence

  1. Prince Harry:

    For most of my life, it has been my lifeline, a place where I found peace and healing time and time again, it's where I felt closest to my mother and sought solace after she died, and where I knew I had found a soulmate in my wife. And it’s why so much of my work is based there.

  2. Mayor Ed Lee:

    The rainbow flag is more than just a symbol. It is the embodiment of the LGBT community, and it has become a source of solace, comfort and pride for all those who look upon it.

  3. Saadi:

    A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul.

  4. Barack Obama:

    Any death of this sort is a tragedy. Any shooting involving multiple victims is a tragedy, there is something particularly heartbreaking about death happening in a place in which we seek solace and we seek peace.

  5. Stuti Garg:

    Sometimes we want to get away from the busy and hectic city life to find solace in the raging waves of the ocean pounding on the rocks or the turbulent splashing of a bubbling waterfall. At other times we are amazed by the immovable silence of a mountain or the gentle caress of a river overjoyed tat its union with the sea. The topography of a region speaks to each one of us--a secret language that people from all facets of life understand and relate to.

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